The machining process produces finished products with a high degree of precision and surface quality. Conventional machining utilizes cutting tools that must be harder than the material of the work piece. The use of difficult-to-cut materials encouraged efforts that led to the introduction of non-traditional machining processes that are well established in modern manufacturing.
Single-action non-traditional machining processes are classified based on machining actions that cause material removal from the work piece. For each process, this paper shows material removal mechanism, processing system parts, process variables, technical characteristics, and industrial applications.
The need for higher machining productivity, product accuracy and surface quality has introduced a new hybrid machining process with a combination of more than 2 machining actions, two categories of hybrid machining processes based on the main mechanism that causes the shape-materials tripping process. The A review of the existing hybrid machining process is given along with current trends and research directions.
For each hybrid machining process, material removal methods, machining systems, process variables, and applications are discussed.
About the Book
This book provides comprehensive references to non-traditional machining processes as well as to new hybrid machining ones. It is intended for use in degree and postgraduate courses in production, machinery, manufacturing, and industrial engineering. It is also useful to engineers working in the field of advanced machining technology.
In preparing the text, I paid enough attention to presenting the subject in a simple and understand able way. The diagram is simple and self-explanatory. I would like to thank all the authors of the various books, papers, Internet sites and other literature mentioned in this book. I will be pleased to receive comments and suggestions to increase the value of this book in future editions.
The following subjects and chapters are organized as a journey to understand the characteristics of un conventional and hybrid machining processes. The book is written in8chapters:
- Chapter 1: Material Removal Processes
- Chapter 2: Mechanical Processes
- Chapter 3: Chemical Processes
- Chapter 4: Electrochemical Processes
- Chapter 5: Thermal Processes
- Chapter 6: Hybrid Electrochemical Processes
- Chapter 7: Hybrid Thermal Processes
- Chapter 8: Material Addition Processes