Process of Ultrasonic Machining

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Ultrasonic machining (USM) is a nontraditional mechanical machining process and can be used in many applications. This chapter presents USM and rotary ultrasonic machining (RUM), including definitions, machine elements, input variables and their effects, applications, and advantages and disadvantages. In addition, ultrasonic vibration-assisted (UV-A) machining processes will also be introduced. These processes include UV-A turning, UV-A drilling, UV-A milling, UV-A grinding, UV-A electrical discharged machining (EDM), and UV-A laser beam machining (LBM). The machining principles, input variables, and major features for each process will be discussed.


Tool Wear Material Removal Rate Electrical Discharge Machine Ultrasonic Vibration Ultrasonic Power 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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