Description

Machining processes play an important role in the manufacture of a wide variety of components. While the processes required for metal components are well-established, they cannot always be applied to composite materials, which instead require new and innovative techniques. Machining technology for composite materials provides an extensive overview and analysis of both traditional and non-traditional methods of machining for different composite materials.

The traditional methods of turning, drilling and grinding are discussed in part one, which also contains chapters analysing cutting forces, tool wear and surface quality. Part two covers non-traditional methods for machining composite materials, including electrical discharge and laser machining, among others. Finally, part three contains chapters that deal with special topics in machining processes for composite materials, such as cryogenic machining and processes for wood-based composites.

With its renowned editor and distinguished team of international contributors, Machining technology for composite materials is an essential reference particularly for process designers and tool and production engineers in the field of composite manufacturing, but also for all those involved in the fabrication and assembly of composite structures, including the aerospace, marine, civil and leisure industry sectors.

Key Features

  • Provides an extensive overview of machining methods for composite materials
  • Chapters analyse cutting forces, tool wear and surface quality
  • Cryogenic machining and processes for wood based composites are discussed

Readership

Process designers and tool and production engineers in the field of composite manufacturing, but also for all those involved in the fabrication and assembly of composite structures, including the aerospace, marine, civil and leisure industry sectors.

Table of Contents

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Part I: Traditional methods for machining composite materials

Chapter 1: Turning processes for metal matrix composites

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Turning of metal matrix composites (MMCs)

1.3 Cutting tools for turning Al/SiC based MMCs

1.4 Cutting with rotary tools

1.5 Conclusions

Chapter 2: Drilling processes for composites

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Delamination analysis

2.3 Delamination analysis of special drills

2.4 Delamination analysis of compound drills

2.5 Delamination measurement and assessment

2.6 Influence of drilling parameters on drilling-induced delamination

2.7 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Grinding processes for polymer matrix composites

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Applications of grinding processes for composites

3.3 Problems associated with the grinding of composites

3.4 Various factors affecting the grinding of composites

3.5 Future trends

3.6 Sources of further information

Chapter 4: Analysing cutting forces in machining processes for polymer-based composites

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Orthogonal cutting of unidirectional composites

4.3 Drilling

4.4 Milling

4.5 Conclusions and recommended future research

4.6 Sources of further information

4.8 Appendix: List of symbols used

Chapter 5: Tool wear in machining processes for composites

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Tool materials

5.3 Tool wear

5.4 Tool wear in machining metal matrix composites

5.5 Tool wear in machining polymeric matrix composites

5.6 Tool life

5.7 Conclusions

Chapter 6: Analyzing surface quality in machined composites

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 General concepts of an en

Details

No. of pages:
488
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857095145
Print ISBN:
9780857090300

About the editor

H Hocheng

Hong Hocheng is a University Chair Professor in the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering at the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Reviews

Machining processes play an important role in the manufacture of a wide variety of components. While the processes required for metal components are well-established, they cannot always be applied to composite materials, which instead require new and innovative techniques. Machining technology for composite materials provides an extensive overview and analysis of both traditional and non-traditional methods of machining for different composite materials.

The traditional methods of turning, drilling and grinding are discussed in part one, which also contains chapters analysing cutting forces, tool wear and surface quality. Part two covers non-traditional methods for machining composite materials, including electrical discharge and laser machining, among others. Finally, part three contains chapters that deal with special topics in machining processes for composite materials, such as cryogenic machining and processes for wood-based composites.

With its renowned editor and distinguished team of international contributors, Machining technology for composite materials is an essential reference particularly for process designers and tool and production engineers in the field of composite manufacturing, but also for all those involved in the fabrication and assembly of composite structures, including the aerospace, marine, civil and leisure industry sectors.