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Ceramic Cutting Tools - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815513551, 9780815516316

Ceramic Cutting Tools

1st Edition

Materials, Development and Performance

Author: E. Dow Whitney
Editor: E. Dow Whitney
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815513551
eBook ISBN: 9780815516316
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1994
Page Count: 381
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Interest in ceramics as a high speed cutting tool material is based primarily on favorable material properties. As a class of materials, ceramics possess high melting points, excellent hardness and good wear resistance. Unlike most metals, hardness levels in ceramics generally remain high at elevated temperatures which means that cutting tip integrity is relatively unaffected at high cutting speeds. Ceramics are also chemically inert against most workmetals.


Ceramics industry, tool manufacturers.

Table of Contents

  1. Ceramic Cutting Tools-Reflections on the Continual Process of Improvement Introduction Significant Advances Current Ceramic Cutting Tools Summary References
  2. Tool Life Introduction Temperature Chipping and Gross Fracture Pressure Workpiece Compatibility Structural Inhomogeneity References
  3. Selection of Cutting Tool Materials Introduction Work Material/Alloy High Speed Steel Uncoated Carbides Coated Carbides Ceramic Tools Summary
  4. Aluminum Oxide/Titanium Carbide Composite Cutting Tools Introduction Composition, Microstructure and Properties Grade Applications Tool Design Machining Recommendations References
  5. Cermet Cutting Tools Introduction Composition, Microstructure and Properties Grade Applications Tool Design Turning and Boring Grooving and Threading Threading Milling References
  6. Alumina-Silicon Carbide Whisker Composite Tools Introduction Toughening Mechanism and Mechanical Properties Application of Cutting Tools References
  7. Phase Transformation Toughened Materials for Cutting Tool Applications Introduction Development of Ceramic Cutting Tools Toughened Ceramics-Concepts Y-TZP and CeTZP System Applications ZTA Machining Applications References
  8. Silicon Nitride Cutting Tools Silicon Nitride SiAlON Cutting Tools Applications Summary References
  9. Aluminum Oxide Coatings for Cemented Carbide Cutting Tools Introduction Advantages of Coated Tools Wear Mechanisms Summary References
  10. Polycrystalline Diamond and Cubic Boron Nitride Early History of Diamond Case Histories Guideline for Machining with Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) Summary Guides for PCBN Tools Cost Analysis of Machining with Superabrasives
  11. The New Diamond Technology and its Application in Cutting Tools Introduction Background Diamond Properties Diamond Cutting Tools Field Results Potential References
  12. Machining Economics Introduction Material Cost Reliability Labor Costs References
  13. Summary and Prospectives on the Future of the Ceramic Tool in Manufacturing Operations What Does the Future Hold for Ceramic Cutting Tools? References Index


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About the Author

E. Dow Whitney

Affiliations and Expertise

Uinversity of Florida, Gainseville, USA

About the Editor

E. Dow Whitney

Affiliations and Expertise

Uinversity of Florida, Gainseville, USA


"An elaboration of the fruits of research and an examination of techniques." - l'Industrie Ceramique et Verriere

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