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Machining and Machine-tools

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This book is the third in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, and includes high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and case studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in machining and machine-tools. Machining and machine tools is an important subject with application in several industries. Parts manufactured by other processes often require further operations before the product is ready for application. Traditional machining is the broad term used to describe removal of material from a work piece, and covers chip formation operations including: turning, milling, drilling and grinding. Recently the industrial utilization of non-traditional machining processes such as EDM (electrical discharge machining), LBM (laser-beam machining), AWJM (abrasive water jet machining) and USM (ultrasonic machining) has increased. The performance characteristics of machine tools and the significant development of existing and new processes, and machines, are considered. Nowadays, in Europe, USA, Japan and countries with emerging economies machine tools is a sector with great technological evolution.

  • Includes high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and cases studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in machining and machine-tools
  • Considers the performance characteristics of machine tools and the significant development of existing and new processes and machines
  • Contains subject matter which is significant for many important centres of research and universities worldwide

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures and tables
  6. List of abbreviations
  7. Preface
  8. About the contributors
  9. Chapter 1: Analysis of acoustic emission signal evolution for monitoring diamond-coated tool delamination wear in machining
    1. Abstract:
    2. 1.1 Introduction
    3. 1.2 Experimental set-up and methods
    4. 1.3 Results and discussion
    5. 1.4 Conclusions
  10. Chapter 2: High-performance machining of austenitic stainless steels
    1. Abstract:
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Properties of austenitic stainless steels
    4. 2.3 Machining study of austenitic stainless steels at high performance conditions
    5. 2.4 Conclusions
  11. Chapter 3: Forces monitoring in shape grinding of complex parts
    1. Abstract:
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Generality of screw rotors
    4. 3.3 Workpiece holder
    5. 3.4 Experimental tests
    6. 3.5 Results and discussion
    7. 3.6 Conclusions
    8. Acknowledgements
  12. Chapter 4: Optimization of minimum quantity lubrication in grinding with CBN wheels
    1. Abstract:
    2. 4.1 Introduction
    3. 4.2 Literature review
    4. 4.3 Wheel cleaning
    5. 4.4 Conclusions
  13. Chapter 5: Electrical discharge machining: study on machining characteristics of WC/Co composites
    1. Abstract:
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Principles of the EDM process
    4. 5.3 Machining experiments
    5. 5.4 Response surface modelling using Box–Behnken design
    6. 5.5 Response surface model for MRR and surface roughness
    7. 5.6 Results and discussion
    8. 5.7 Summary
    9. Acknowledgements
  14. Chapter 6: Conventional and unconventional hole making in metal matrix composites
    1. Abstract:
    2. 6.1 Introduction
    3. 6.2 Development of the secondary processes for MMCs: ‘need of the hour’
    4. 6.3 Classification of MMCs based on the matrix material
    5. 6.4 Fabrication processes for MMCs
    6. 6.5 Conventional and unconventional machining processes
    7. 6.6 Conventional secondary processing of MMCs
    8. 6.7 Hole making in MMCs
    9. 6.8 Unconventional machining of MMCs
  15. Chapter 7: A laboratory machine for micro electrochemical machining
    1. Abstract:
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 Development of the laboratory machine
    4. 7.3 Experimental work plan
    5. 7.4 Results and discussion
    6. 7.5 Conclusions
  16. Chapter 8: Cam-driven electromagnetic mechanical testing machine
    1. Abstract:
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Design and fabrication of the testing machine
    4. 8.3 Experimental workplan
    5. 8.4 Results and discussion
    6. 8.5 Conclusions
    7. Acknowledgment
  17. Index