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. [...]

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 [...]

Abrasive Jet Machining (AJM)

Abrasive Jet Machining (AJM)

Abrasive Jet Machining (AJM), also known as micro-abrasive blasting, is a mechanical energy based unconventional machining process used to remove unwanted material from a given workpiece. The process makes use of an abrasive jet with high velocity, to remove material and provide smooth surface finish to hard metallic workpieces. It is similar to Water Jet [...]