Difference between Conventional Machining and Unconventional Machining

 

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  • #2454

    King
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    What is the fundamental difference between conventional machining and unconventional machining?

    #2476

    Surjeet Sankararaj
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    In conventional machining, there is a direct contact between the tool and the workpiece. In unconventional machining, there is no direct contact between the tool and the workpiece.

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    King
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    If there is no direct contact between the tool and the workpiece, how can we machine the workpiece (in unconventional machining)?

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    Surjeet Sankararaj
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    Good question. In unconventional machining, a form of energy is used to remove material from the workpiece. Some examples of unconventional machining processes are abrasive jet machining and water jet machining. Refer the following articles for good understanding of unconventional machining processes.

    1. Abrasive Jet Machining
    2. Water Jet Machining
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    leeweston1980
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    Another good “unconventional machining” process example is photo-etching / photochemical machining, a tightly controlled corrosion process which is used to produce complex metal parts with very fine detail.

    Here is the wiki page and a nice video about the process

     

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