Computer applications in unconventional machining

A. K.M. De Silva*, J. A. McGeough

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The progress of unconventional machining through the application of computer-aided technology is presented. The processes of ECM, EDM, LBM, AWJM are discussed in relation to the influence of CAD, CAM, CAE, CNC, CIM and on their acceptance by manufacturing industry. EDM and LBM can readily be integrated onto the machine shop floor today. Other processes have lesser degrees of automation, mainly because their applications tend to be more specialised. All processes need to be able to be fully automated and integrated if they are to remain competitive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-282
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2000
Event15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Production Engineering - Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 199921 Apr 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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