Thermal Processes

  • Kaushik Kumar
  • Divya Zindani
  • J. Paulo Davim
Part of the Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology book series (MFMT)


The thermal machining processes of material removal employs source of heat to remove material from the workpiece surface. Since the thermal processes don’t entails the use of mechanical methods to remove materials, the different types of thermal processes fall into the category of non-conventional machining process. The following chapter discusses the different thermal processes: Electrodischarge Machining, Laser Beam Machining, Electron Beam Machining, Plasma Beam Machining and Ion Beam Machining.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of TechnologyMesra, RanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologySilcharIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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