• Kehinde Andrew Olu-lawal Niger Delta Power Holding Compnay, Akure, Nigeria
  • Oladiran Kayode Olajiga Independent Researcher, UK
  • Adeniyi Kehinde Adeleke Centre for Precision Metrology Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Emmanuel Chigozie Ani Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Danny Jose Portillo Montero Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The University of Alabama, USA



Precision manufacturing plays a pivotal role in various industries, demanding high accuracy, efficiency, and quality in the production process. The continual pursuit of innovation in material processing techniques is essential to meet evolving demands and challenges. This review explores the latest advancements and innovations in material processing methods within precision manufacturing. The review encompasses a comprehensive analysis of various innovative material processing techniques, including additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing, and hybrid approaches. Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, has gained significant attention for its capability to produce complex geometries with high precision. The exploration of novel materials, such as metal alloys, polymers, and composites, expands the applicability of additive manufacturing in diverse industrial sectors. Subtractive manufacturing techniques, such as milling, turning, and grinding, are also undergoing transformative advancements to enhance precision and efficiency. Emerging technologies like abrasive waterjet machining, electrical discharge machining (EDM), and laser machining offer improved accuracy and surface finish while enabling the processing of a wide range of materials, including hard-to-machine alloys and composites. Hybrid manufacturing approaches, combining additive and subtractive techniques, are revolutionizing precision manufacturing by leveraging the strengths of both methods. These hybrid systems enable the production of intricate components with high precision, reduced lead times, and minimized material waste, addressing the challenges of traditional manufacturing processes. Furthermore, the review highlights advancements in process monitoring and control technologies, such as in-process sensing, real-time feedback systems, and adaptive control algorithms, facilitating enhanced quality assurance and productivity in precision manufacturing. The integration of advanced computational tools, simulation techniques, and artificial intelligence further augments the optimization and customization capabilities of material processing techniques, driving efficiency and innovation in precision manufacturing. Overall, this review provides valuable insights into the latest developments and trends in innovative material processing techniques, offering a roadmap for future research directions and applications in precision manufacturing industries.

Keywords: Material, Processing, Techniques, Precision, Manufacturing, Review.