16 February 2017

Advantages and disadvantages of electron beam machining

Electron beam machining is processed by a high-velocity focused stream of electrons which heats, melts and vaporizes the work material at the point of bombardment thus metal will be removed. Let us have a deep insight into the pros and cons of electron beam machining in this article. 

Advantages of electron beam machining :

  • EBM is an excellent method for micro finishing.
  • It can cut drill holes or cut slots which otherwise cannot be made.
  • It is possible to cut any known material.
  • No cutting tool pressure or wear occurred in this process.
  • It is distortion free-machining so precise dimensions can be achieved.

Disadvantages of electron beam machining :

  • High equipment cost.
  • Highly skill operator required.
  • Only small cuts are possible.