Course on Non-Traditional Machining

  • Categories Mechanical
  • Duration 40h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update March 15, 2020

About Course

Non-traditional machining deals with the manufacturing process that do not use shear force developed by sharp edge cutting tools which is for a traditional manufacturing process.


Non-traditional machining can be thought of as operations that do not use shear as their primary source of energy.Non-traditional manufacturing processes is defined as a group of processes that remove excess material by various techniques involving mechanical, thermal, electrical or chemical energy or combinations of these energies but do not use a sharp cutting tools as it needs to be used for traditional manufacturing processes.Non-traditional machining processes can be classified according to the source of energy used to generate such a machining action: mechanical, thermal, chemical and electrochemical.Industrial requirements that lead to the development of non-traditional machining depends on hardness, strength,flexible or slender to support the cutting or grinding forces and complex shape of the part that needs to be machines.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the difference between traditional and non-traditional machining process and recognize the need for Non- traditional machining process.
  • Recognise the constructional features, performance characteristics, process parameters, applications, advantages and limitations of various non-traditional machines.
  • Match the material and tools with respect to process.
  • Illustrate the chemical, electrical and mechanical machining process.
  • Develop the economic aspects of the different non-traditional machining process.
  • Mention the real time application of non-traditional machining process.

Topics for this course

9 Lessons40h

Introduction to Non-traditional machining

Introduction to Non-traditional machining: Need for Non-traditional machining process, Comparison between traditional and non-traditional machining, general classification Non-traditional machining processes, classification based on nature of energy employed in machining, selection of non-traditional machining processes, Specific advantages, limitations and applications of non-traditional machining processes.

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About the instructor

Dr. Jagadish T

Director, Research and Development

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  • The prerequisites required are basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics, material science, manufacturing process, electro-mechanical terminologies.

Target Audience

  • Engineers working in Mechanical,automotive, aerospace, railways, defence, nuclear energy, thermal power, wind, medical equipment, electrical and electronics etc, and related Industry.
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