Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 158–180 | Cite as

Review on the progress of ultra-precision machining technologies

  • Julong Yuan
  • Binghai Lyu
  • Wei Hang
  • Qianfa Deng
Review Article


Ultra-precision machining technologies are the essential methods, to obtain the highest form accuracy and surface quality. As more research findings are published, such technologies now involve complicated systems engineering and been widely used in the production of components in various aerospace, national defense, optics, mechanics, electronics, and other high-tech applications. The conception, applications and history of ultra-precision machining are introduced in this article, and the developments of ultra-precision machining technologies, especially ultra-precision grinding, ultra-precision cutting and polishing are also reviewed. The current state and problems of this field in China are analyzed. Finally, the development trends of this field and the coping strategies employed in China to keep up with the trends are discussed.


ultra-precision grinding ultra-precision cutting ultra-precision polishing research status in China development tendency 


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The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51375455, 51575492, 51605440, and U1401247) and the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province (Grant Nos. LY15E050022, LR17E050002, LY17E050022).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julong Yuan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Binghai Lyu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wei Hang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qianfa Deng
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ultra-precision Machining CenterZhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of E&MZhejiang University of Technology (Ministry of Education and Zhejiang Province)HangzhouChina

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