Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Advanced Machining Processes

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam

This course may be unavailable.


There is a need for machine tools and processes which can accurately and easily machine the most difficult-to-machine materials and work pieces with intricate and accurate shapes. In order to meet these challenges, a number of newer material removal processes have now been developed to the level of commercial utilization. These newer methods are also called unconventional in the sense that conventional tools are not employed for metal cutting. Instead, energy in its direct form is used to remove the material from the work piece. This course aims at bringing the students up-to-date with the latest technological developments and research trends in the field of unconventional / nontraditional / modern machining processes.INTENDED AUDIENCE:Intended for UG and PG students who plan to take up this subject as their future research area. Also, for practitioner in industries who want to implement new development or technologies in advanced machining to their factory.PREREQUISITES: NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Die manufacturing industries, Automobile Industries, Machine Tool Industries, Precision medical equipment manufacturing industries, High precision optics and semiconductor industries.


Week 1 : Introduction to advanced machining processes and their classification Ultrasonic machining and its modelling and analysisWeek 2 : Abrasive jet machining (AJM) Water jet cutting (WJC) and Abrasive water jet machining (AWJM) Magnetic abrasive finishing (MAF) and its modellingWeek 3 : Abrasive flow finishing (AFF) and its modelling Magnetorheological finishing (MRF)Week 4 : Magnetorheological abrasive flow finishing (MRAFF) and its modelling and analysisWeek 5 : Electric discharge machining (EDM): Principle, applications, process parameters, and modelling Electric Discharge Grinding (EDG), Electric Discharge Diamond Grinding (EDDG), and Wire Electric Discharge Machining (W-EDM)Week 6 : Laser beam machining (LBM) Plasma arc machining (PAM) Electron Beam Machining (EBM)Week 7 : Electro chemical machining (ECM): Principle, applications, and process parameters and modellingWeek 8 : Electrochemical Grinding (ECG), Electrostream Drilling (ESD), Shaped Tube Electrolytic Machining (STEM),Chemical machining (ChM)

Taught by

Prof. Manas Das



Start your review of Advanced Machining Processes

Never Stop Learning.

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Someone learning on their laptop while sitting on the floor.