Bralla, J. R. Casey Consultant, Mechanical Engineering, Martinez, Georgia.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Automatic screw machines
- Ultrasonic machining
- Electric-discharge machining
- Gear cutting
- Cutting-tool coatings
- Jig and fixture design
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Any one of a group of operations that change the shape, surface finish, or mechanical properties of a material by the application of special tools and equipment. Machining almost always is a process where a cutting tool removes material to effect the desired change in the workpiece. Typically, powered machinery is required to operate the cutting tools. See also: Production methods
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