New Trends in Hybrid Finishing Processes of Metallic Additively Fabricated Parts – A Short Review
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ENISE, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Opole, Poland
Submission date: 2022-11-23
Final revision date: 2023-03-06
Acceptance date: 2023-03-15
Online publication date: 2023-03-20
Publication date: 2023-04-12
Corresponding author
Joel Rech   

ENISE, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, 58 rue Jean Parot, 42000, Saint-Etienne, France
Journal of Machine Engineering 2023;23(1):36-46
This comprehensive survey highlights some important finishing processes used in fabricating additively manufactured parts, mainly using SLM (Selective Laser Melting), which is equivalently termed PBF (Powder Bed Fusion). In practice, there are applied hybrid processes which integrate additive and subtractive componential processes (AM+SM type) or additional finishing processes, mainly based on the electrochemical polishing such as ECP (Electrochemical Cavitation Polishing) and PEMEC (Electrochemical-Mechanical Polishing) ones. On the other hand, AFM (Abrasive Flow Machining) is predominantly recommended for conformal cooling (CC) channels. Some conclusions and future trends in the implementation of special hybrid finishing processes are outlined.
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