Expanded and revised to include changes and additions to metal cutting theory. Covers developments in tool materials and industrial practice over the last seven years. Describes the stresses and temperatures acting on cutting tools and explains their influence on performance. Discusses tool wear which determines cutting efficiency. Details machinability and control of tool material structure and composition.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Metal cutting operations and terminology; The essential features of metal cutting; Forces in metal cutting; Heat in metal cutting; Cutting tool materials, steel; Cutting tool materials, carbides; Cutting tool materials, ceramic and ultrahard; Machinability; Coolants and lubricants; Bibliography; Index.
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
- 15th April 1991
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Edward Moor Trent was born in England and was the first to describe the diffusion wear mechanisms in tungsten-carbide-cobalt cutting tools. This work was the foundation for new grades of carbide for cutting steels, and subsequently for the development of coated cutting tools. Trent was a prominent lecturer in the Industrial Metallurgy Dept. at Birmingham University and was awarded the "Hadfield Medal" by the Iron and Steel Institute in recognition of his contributions to metallurgy. His accomplishments are highly regarded among professionals in the field today.