Thermal hybrid machining processes

Kapil Gupta, Neelesh K. Jain, R. F. Laubscher

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This chapter describes thermal-type HMPs in which EDM as the primary process of material removal is combined with either a conventional machining/finishing process or with an electrolytic dissolution-based process for improved machining/finishing characteristics and workpiece surface integrity. This hybridization enables thermal HMPs to reduce processing times by 2 to 3 times when compared to their constituent processes while producing surface finishes up to 0.1 µm. Some of the important applications of thermal HMPs are as follows: drilling of micro-holes and the production of slits in quartz and glass, machining of metal matrix composites and ceramics, and dressing of grinding wheels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318


  • Abrasion
  • Diamond
  • Discharge
  • EDM
  • Electrochemical
  • Electrolysis
  • Gas film
  • Grinding
  • Pyrex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Engineering


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