Introduction to Abrasive Water Jet Machining

  • JagadishEmail author
  • Kapil Gupta
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Abrasive water jet machining (AWJM) is an advanced machining process and has a potential to cut a wide range of engineering materials. This chapter provides an understanding of AWJM process. It sheds light on working principle and mechanism of AWJM process and its process parameters, and significant benefits are discussed. This chapter also reviews some of the recent past work on cutting of various engineering materials and machining of complex shapes, typical features, and micro-parts by AWJM.


Abrasive Machining Material Water jet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyRaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering TechnologyUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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