Ceramic Cutting Tools

1st Edition

Materials, Development and Performance

Print 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<BR


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