Classification of Unconventional Machining Processes based on Energy Used

Classification of Unconventional Machining Processes based on Energy Used

Based on energy used, unconventional machining processes can be broadly classified into five main types. They are: Mechanical Energy based Unconventional Machining Processes Electrical Energy based Unconventional Machining Processes Electrochemical Energy based Unconventional Machining Processes Chemical Energy based Unconventional Machining Processes Thermo-electrical (or Electro-thermal) Energy based Unconventional Machining Processes 1. Mechanical Energy based Unconventional Machining [...]

Unconventional Machining Processes - Introduction and Classification

Unconventional Machining Processes – Introduction and Classification

An unconventional machining process (or non-traditional machining process) is a special type of machining process in which there is no direct contact between the tool and the workpiece. In unconventional machining, a form of energy is used to remove unwanted material from a given workpiece. Why unconventional machining processes are used? The answer is simple. [...]

Arc Welding Electrodes - Introduction and Types

Arc Welding Electrodes – Introduction and Types

An electrode is a tool used in arc welding to produce electric arc. It may be used as a positively charged anode or as a negatively charged cathode. Arc welding Electrodes of various forms and sizes are used in practice. The most common forms are wire electrode and rod electrode. Types of Arc Welding Electrodes: [...]

Arc Welding

Arc Welding

Arc welding is a fusion welding technique that uses an electric arc to weld two or more workpieces. It is one of the most commonly used welding methods today. It may be done manually, automatically or semi-automatically. The electrode used in arc welding may be consumable or non-consumable. Metal Inert gas welding is an arc [...]

Water Jet Machining (WJM)

Water Jet Machining (WJM)

Water Jet Machining (WJM) is a mechanical energy based non-traditional machining process used to cut and machine soft and non-metallic materials. It involves the use of high velocity water jet to smoothly cut a soft workpiece. It is similar to Abrasive Jet Machining (AJM). In water jet machining, high velocity water jet is allowed to [...]

Process Parameters of Abrasive Jet Machining

Process Parameters of Abrasive Jet Machining

Process parameters of Abrasive Jet Maching (AJM) are factors that influence its Metal Removal Rate (MRR). In a machining process, Metal Removal Rate (MRR) is the volume of metal removed from a given workpiece in unit time. The following are some of the important process parameters of abrasive jet machining: Abrasive mass flow rate Nozzle [...]