Overview of Machining Processes

  • George Chryssolouris
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


This chapter summarizes some commonly used manufacturing processes so the potential user of the laser machining process can view it in its proper relation to the family of material removal processes. The chapter includes a review of common processes such as turning, drilling, milling and grinding, and provides a summary of attainable material removal rates, surface quality, and cost information for conventional machining processes.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Chryssolouris
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  1. 1.Laboratory for Manufacturing and ProductivityMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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