CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2014 Edition
| Editors: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart

Hybrid Cutting

  • Fritz Klocke
  • Christoph Brummer
Reference work entry



In hybrid cutting operations, the conventional cutting process is simultaneously supported by another form of energy, in particular by thermal energy (laser-induced heating of the workpiece) or kinetic energy (sonotrode-induced movement of the cutting tool).

Theory and Application

Motivation for Hybrid Cutting

Increasing demands on technical products require the application of high-performance materials in several industrial sectors. With regard to economic efficiency, the machining of these materials is limited.

An improvement in process capability regarding machinability, respectively, machining quality of challenging materials can be realized in “hybrid processes” by the application of additional forms of energy. Therefore, several hybrid approaches have been examined (e.g., different...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für ProduktionstechnologieAachenGermany
  2. 2.Lasermaterialbearbeitung, Fraunhofer-Institut für ProduktionstechnologieAachenGermany