Process of ultrasonic machining

Weilong Cong, Zhijian Pei

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

10 Scopus citations


Ultrasonic machining (USM) is a nontraditional mechanical machining process and can be used in many applications. This chapter presents USM and rotary ultrasonic machining (RUM), including definitions, machine elements, input variables and their effects, applications, and advantages and disadvantages. In addition, ultrasonic vibration-assisted (UV-A) machining processes will also be introduced. These processes include UV-A turning, UV-A drilling, UV-A milling, UV-A grinding, UV-A electrical discharged machining (EDM), and UV-A laser beam machining (LBM). The machining principles, input variables, and major features for each process will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandBook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781447146704
ISBN (Print)9781447146698
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


Dive into the research topics of 'Process of ultrasonic machining'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this