• Steven Y. Liang
  • Albert J. Shih


Machining is the process to shape any raw material (workpiece), metal or nonmetal, into a part (product) or to improve the tolerance and surface finish of a previously formed workpiece by removing a portion of the raw material. This can be done either mechanically (turning, drilling, milling, grinding, water-jet machining, ultrasonic machining, etc.), chemically (chemical machining, electrochemical machining, etc.), electrically (electrical discharge machining), or thermally (laser machining, electron beam machining, etc.).


Machine Tool Manufacturing System Electrical Discharge Machine Wire Electrical Discharge Machine Metal Cutting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Y. Liang
    • 1
  • Albert J. Shih
    • 2
  1. 1.George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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