Materials Forming and Machining

Materials Forming and Machining

Research and Development

1st Edition - October 16, 2015

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  • Editor: J Paulo Davim
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857094834
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857094841

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Materials Forming and Machining: Research and Development publishes refereed, high quality articles with a special emphasis on research and development in forming materials, machining, and its applications. A large family of manufacturing processes are now involved in material formation, with plastic deformation and other techniques commonly used to change the shape of a workpiece. Materials forming techniques discussed in the book include extrusion, forging, rolling, drawing, sheet metal forming, microforming, hydroforming, thermoforming, and incremental forming, among others. In addition,  traditional machining, non-traditional machining, abrasive machining, hard part machining, high speed machining, high efficiency machining, and micromachining are also explored, proving that forming technologies and machining can be applied to a wide variety of materials.

Key Features

  • Presents the family of manufacturing processes involved in material formation
  • Includes traditional and non-traditional machining methods
  • Consists of high-quality refereed articles by researchers from leading institutions
  • Places special emphasis on research and development in forming materials and machining and its applications


This book is aimed at undergraduates in engineering courses, for example, mechanical engineering, manufacturing, industrial and materials. The book is also aimed at academics, manufacturing researchers and other professionals in related industries with materials forming and machining.

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • About the contributors
      • Editor
      • Authors
    • 1: Novel experimental techniques for the determination of the forming limits at necking and fracture
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Forming limit curve
      • 1.3 Fracture forming limits
      • 1.4 Results and discussion
      • 1.5 Conclusions
    • 2: Hole-flanging by single point incremental forming
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Materials and methods
      • 2.3 Extended circle-grid analysis
      • 2.4 Results and discussion
      • 2.5 Conclusions
    • 3: Flexible roll forming
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Experimentation
      • 3.3 Finite element modeling
      • 3.4 Results and discussion
      • 3.5 Conclusions
    • 4: Research issues in the laser sheet bending process
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Laser bending process
      • 4.3 Advantages, disadvantages, and applications of laser bending
      • 4.4 Process and performance parameters
      • 4.5 Effect on microstructural and mechanical properties
      • 4.6 Curvilinear laser bending
      • 4.7 laser-assisted bending
      • 4.8 Edge effect and its control
      • 4.9 Mathematical modeling of laser bending process
      • 4.10 Inverse modeling, optimization, and control
      • 4.11 Conclusion
    • 5: Multiple performance optimization in drilling using Taguchi method with utility and modified utility concepts
      • Abstract
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Taguchi method with utility concept
      • 5.3 Experimental procedure
      • 5.4 Results and discussion
      • 5.5 Conclusions
    • 6: Molecular dynamics simulation of material removal with the use of laser beam
      • Abstract
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Basic ablation theory
      • 6.3 Plasma shielding theory
      • 6.4 MD simulation in laser ablation
      • 6.5 Description of the modeling process
      • 6.6 Experimental results
      • 6.7 Simulation results
      • 6.8 Conclusions
    • 7: Manufacturing processes of shape memory alloys
      • Abstract
      • 7.1 Introduction to SMAs
      • 7.2 Deformation mechanisms
      • 7.3 Manufacturing processes
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 202
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2015
  • Published: October 16, 2015
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857094834
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857094841

About the Editor

J Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, the Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with a MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He has also interest in Management & Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability & Engineering Education. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and masters students as well as coordinated & participated in several research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 25 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 100 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 200 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 45+/6000+ citations and SCOPUS/h-index 52+/8000+ citations).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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