1st Edition

Environmentally Benign Machining

Edited By Şenol Bayraktar, Sunil Pathak Copyright 2025
    232 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides essential information on environmentally benign/sustainable machining processes including innovations and developments in conventional machining, considering economy, safety, and productivity. Developments in machine tools, recent research on green lubricants and lubrication techniques, process hybridization, and role of optimization techniques are discussed. Green machining of difficult-to-machine materials and composites is also explained with attempts towards making electric discharge and electrochemical machining technologies.


    • Covers up to date and latest information on environmentally benign machining technologies.
    • Includes current approaches regarding the machinability properties of biomaterials, smart materials, and difficult-to-cut materials.
    • Reviews theoretical understanding and practical aspects of using different technological approaches to attain sustainability in machining.
    • Includes sustainability aspects for both conventional and modern machining.
    • Aids industrial users in the optimum selection of machining parameters with regards to sustainability.

    This book is aimed at researchers and professionals in manufacturing and mechanical engineering, and sustainable processes.

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Environmentally Benign Machining and Its Impacts

    V.Kavimani, P.M. Gopal, V. Sivamaran, K.R. Sumesh

    Chapter 2. Hybrid Advanced Machining for Sustainability in Manufacturing

    Şenol Şirin

    Chapter 3. Wire EDM and Laser Beam Machining of NiTi Alloys for Overall Sustainability

    Adam Khan M, Ebenezer G, Winowlin Jappes JT

    Chapter 4. Eco-Friendly Dielectrics for EDM and WEDM Processes

    Mustafa Günay, A.T. Işık

    Chapter 5. Green Machining of Ceramics

    Ergün Ekici, Şenol Bayraktar

    Chapter 6. Life Cycle Engineering and Analysis of Machining Processes

    Suleyman Cinar Cagan

    Chapter 7. Sustainable Machining of Difficult-to-Machine Materials

    Emine Şirin

    Chapter 8.  Environmentally Benign Machining of Composites

    P.M. Gopal, V.Kavimani, S. Sudhagar

    Chapter 9. Recent Developments in Environmentally Benign Machining

    Mustafa Günay, R. Çakıroğlu, A.T. Işık


    Şenol Bayraktar is Assoc. Prof. Dr. at Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize, Turkey. He received his MSc and PhD from Gazi University, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Ankara, Turkey, in 2011 and 2016, respectively. His research interests include the machinability of materials (drilling, turning, milling, etc.) and the efficiency of asynchronous motors. He is experienced in the industrial design of neonatal and intensive care devices in the industrial sector and has served as manufacturing manager in different sectors. Especially in recent years, he has been working on the machinability of heat treated and non-heat-treated as-cast and additive manufactured aluminum-silicon alloys. He has been working as a manager and researcher in national projects and reviewer in prestigious international journals. He also has articles and book chapters published by international publishers.

    Sunil Pathak, was awarded his Ph.D. (2016) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Indore (MP) India and M.E. and B.E. in 2012 and 2009 respectively from Rajeev Gandhi Technical University. He is currently an MSCA International Mobility Fellow and working as a Senior Researcher at HiLASE Centre, Czech Republic since Jan 2021. Before joining HiLASE, Sunil has served as a Senior Lecturer at University Malaysia Pahang during Feb 2017-Feb 2020. Presently he is working on laser shock peening of intricately shaped geometries developed by additive manufacturing and improving the cylindrical gear tooth profile by electrochemical machining (ECM). He has authored more than 25 Research articles, 1 monograph, 2 edited books, and more than 15 manuscripts published as book chapters and in various international conferences.