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Manufacturing Technology: Theory and Problems, Second Edition by D. K. Singh

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CHAPTER 11

Non-traditional Machining Processes

  • Non-traditional machining methods are used to machine harder materials, difficult-to-machine materials and fragile parts more accurately compared to conventional methods of machining.
  • Because of absence of physical contact between work and tool, tool wear is minimum in such processes. Also the hardness of the tool does not matter.
  • Work material is removed in various ways.
  • Chemical machining removes material from the workpiece by the chemical action of an electrolyte. Processes falling under this category include chemical milling, chemical blanking and photochemical blanking.
  • Processes such as water jet machining, abrasive water-jet machining, abrasive jet machining and ultrasonic machining use ...

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