CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

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

Ultraprecision Machining

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20617-7_6403

Synonyms

Definition

Depending on the context, the term “ultraprecision machining” is used with three slightly different connotations in the engineering community:
  1. 1.

    In a production engineering context, “ultraprecision machining” is usually referred to a mechanical machining process which is applied to macroscopic workpieces and whose accuracy has been driven to its ultimate technological limits.

     
  2. 2.

    In a research context, “ultraprecision machining” is usually referred to a machining process which is applied to macroscopic workpieces and whose accuracy has been driven to its ultimate technological limits, irrespective of the nature of the process (mechanical, chemical, or physical).

     
  3. 3.

    In an academic context, “ultraprecision machining” is usually referred to a machining process whose accuracy has been driven to its ultimate technological limits, irrespective of the nature of the process and the size of the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LFM – Labor für MikrozerspanungBremenGermany