Non-traditional machining processes - classification

Chemical and electrochemical processes - material removal - maskants and etchants - types of chemical material removal - application and limitations - Electrochemical material removal.

Thermoelectrial processes - types - electrical discharging machining, electron beam machining, ion beam machining and plasma arc machining –

Mechanical processes - ultrasonic machining abrasive jet machining - abrasive flow machining - water jet cutting

Special Machining Processes - polygonal turning and drilling deep hole drilling and trepanning - shaped tube electrolytic machining - thread rolling - roller burnishing - electrical discharge wire cutting - thermal deburring - orbital grinding micromachining - Numerical control and automated processes.


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