Advanced Machining and Finishing

Advanced Machining and Finishing

1st Edition - April 17, 2021

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  • Editors: Kapil Gupta, Alokesh Pramanik
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128174524
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128174531

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Advanced Machining and Finishing explains the background theory, working principles, technical specifications, and latest developments in a wide range of advanced machining and finishing techniques. The book includes valuable technical information, tables of data, and diagrams to assist machinists. Drawing on the work of experts in both academia and industry, coverage addresses theoretical developments as well as practical improvements from R&D. With over 25 important processes, from electro-chemical machining to nano-machining and magnetic field assisted finishing, this is the most complete guide to this subject available. This unique guide will allow readers to compare the characteristics of different processes, understand how they work, and provide parameters for their effective implementation. This is part of a 4 volume set entitled Handbooks in Advanced Manufacturing, with the other 3 addressing Advanced Welding and Deforming, Additive Manufacturing and Surface Treatment, and Sustainable Manufacturing Processes.

Key Features

  • Provides the theory, operational parameters, and latest developments in over 25 different machining and finishing processes
  • Addresses both traditional and non-traditional machining methods
  • Introduces basic concepts in an introductory chapter, helping readers from a range of backgrounds to engage with the subject matter


Researchers, post docs and graduate students interested in machining and manufacturing. Machinists and manufacturing engineers in industry

Table of Contents

  • Advanced Machining
    1. Advances in conventional machining processes for machinability enhancement of difficult-to-machine materials
    2. Advances in machining of particulate-reinforced metal matrix composites
    3. Gun drilling of difficult-to-machine materials
    4. Advancements in conventional machining: a case of vibration and heat-assisted machining of aerospace alloys
    5. Recent developments in spark erosion-based machining processes
    6. Developments in abrasive water jet machining process - from 1980 to 2020
    7. Advances in conventional and nonconventional high-speed machining
    8. Hybrid machining and finishing processes
    9. Relevance of micromachining in microfluidics and biomedical devices
    10. Advancements in electrochemical machining
    11. Machining of polymeric composite materials by water jet with abrasive: defectology and influence of cutting parameters
    12. Laser-based machining - an advanced manufacturing technique for precision cutting
    13. An insight on ultrasonic machining technology

    Advanced Finishing
    14. Advances in burnishing technology
    15. Advanced thermal energy method for finishing precision parts
    16. Micro-nano surface texturing, characterization, and their impact on biointerfaces
    17. Fundamental understanding and latest developments in magnetic field-assisted finishing processes
    18. Laser surface texturing as a finishing process for aerospace alloys

Product details

  • No. of pages: 696
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: April 17, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128174524
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128174531

About the Editors

Kapil Gupta

Kapil Gupta is working as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology at University of Johannesburg. He obtained Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with specialization in Advanced Manufacturing from Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India. Advanced machining processes, sustainable manufacturing, green machining, precision engineering and gear technology are the areas of his interest. He has authored several International Journal and Conference articles. He has also authored and edited international books on hybrid machining, advanced gear manufacturing, micro and precision manufacturing, and sustainable manufacturing. He is also serving editorial and advisory boards of international journals and conferences. He is a rated Researcher in South Africa. Currently, he is supervising many Masters and Doctorate students and hosting Postdoctoral Fellows who are conducting research in advanced and sustainable manufacturing. Sustainability and Fourth Industrial Revolutions are the major topics he is busy working on at present.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

Alokesh Pramanik

Alokesh Pramanik is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Prior to that, he held research fellow and research engineering positions at Deakin University and Swinburne University of Technology, respectively. He has edited two books and written sixteen book chapters and dozens of peer-reviewed articles on machining, materials, and tribology. His research interests include machining processes, wear and friction, composite materials, biomaterials, and thin films.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia

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