Ceramic Cutting Tools

Ceramic Cutting Tools

Materials, Development and Performance

1st Edition - December 31, 1994
  • Author: E. Dow Whitney
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516316

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Description

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.

Readership

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 381
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1994
  • Published: December 31, 1994
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516316

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