In this paper a definition and classification of hybrid processes is given with the focus on assisted hybrid machining processes developed at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Ljubljana. These processes include high-pressure jet assisted machining, cryogenic machining, laser assisted machining and ultrasonic assisted machining. The principles of each individual process are described, followed by the presentations of the results of machinability and productivity improvements. The results were obtained during the last eight years of research on machinability of different hard-to-machine materials at the Department for Management of Manufacturing Technologies.


High-pressure jet assisted machining Cryogenic machining Laser assisted machining Ultrasonic assisted machining 


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  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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