It finally happened! After years of research and countless hours of writing and preparation, a current book showing all the non-traditional machining methods has arrived. Unrivaled in its field, this new, refreshing book provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in non-traditional machining to examine the many cost-saving advantages in using the various machining methods. This exceptionally readable book covers such topics as: wire and ram EDM; fast hole EDM drilling; waterjet and abrasive waterjet machining; plasma and precision plasma cutting; photochemical and electrochemical machining; abrasive flow and ultrasonic machining; rapid prototyping and manufacturing; and lasers for cutting, welding, cladding, alloying, heat treating, marking, and drilling. It also includes chapters on outsourcing, purchasing equipment, building a successful business, and closes with a chapter on the future revolutionary non-traditional machine. An exciting, informative book! Carl Sommer, author of over 50 books, is uniquely qualified to author this book on non-traditional machining. In addition to his tremendously prolific writing skills, Sommer started in the metal trade in 1949, and has many years of experience in the machining industry. Owner and president of Reliable EDM, the largest Wire EDM job shop west of the Mississippi, he brings to the table a remarkable practical and instructive book. This book is a must for anyone interested in non-traditional machining.