Advancement in manufacturing processes has drawn preeminent interest from researchers and industry, it makes the process of manufacturing more productive and capable of high efficiency. Advancement of technology has been done by several approaches to combine different manufacturing processes with similar objectives of increasing material removal rate, improving surface integrity, reducing tool wear, reducing production time, and extending application areas. A combination of different processes has been called ‘Hybrid’ processes by various researchers, engineers, and industry expert. Hybrid processes open new opportunities and applications for manufacturing various components that are not able to be produced economically by processes on their own. This review report starts with the classification of current manufacturing processes based on the nature of the processing. The main part of this report is reviews of existing and widely used manufacturing processes that recently reported in a decade. Purpose of this report to produce an overview of these different processes by reviewing various research papers.
Part of the book: Computational Optimization Techniques and Applications