Description

Metal working fluids (MWFs) provide important functions such as lubrication and cooling in the machining of metals. This book reviews the issues surrounding the use of fluids for cutting and grinding throughout the metal working process, from selection and testing to disposal.

The book opens with chapters considering the mechanism and action, selection and delivery of MWFs to the machining zone before moving onto discuss the many issues surrounding MWFs during machining such as selection of the proper MWF, environmental concerns, supply methods, circulation and monitoring. The final chapters discuss the maintenance, replacement and disposal of MWFs.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Metalworking fluids (MWFs) for cutting and grinding is an invaluable reference tool for engineers and organizations using metal cutting/machining in the manufacturing process as well as machine designers/manufacturers and machining fluid/chemical suppliers.

Key Features

  • Chapters consider the mechanism and action, selection and delivery of MWFs to the machining zone
  • Environmental concerns, supply methods, circulation and monitoring are also discussed
  • Written by distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors

Readership

Engineers and organizations using metal cutting/machining in the manufacturing process as well as machine designers/manufacturers and machining fluid/chemical suppliers

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Mechanisms of action of metalworking fluids in metal cutting

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Short history

1.3 Action of metalworking fluids (MWFs): general concept

1.4 Cooling action of metalworking fluids

1.5 Tribochemical action of metalworking fluids

1.6 Metalworking fluid penetration into contact zone

1.7 Multi-stage capillary representation of metalworking fluid lubrication action

Chapter 2: Selection and testing of metalworking fluids

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Types of metalworking fluids and significance in fluid selection

2.3 Fluid selection and testing for machining light metals

2.4 Fluid selection and testing for ferrous machining

2.5 Fluid selection and testing for superalloy machining

2.6 Other important fluid considerations

2.7 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Delivery of metalworking fluids in the machining zone

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Metalworking fluid (MWF) application methods

3.3 Application of metalworking fluids in deep-hole machining

3.4 Application of metalworking fluids in grinding

3.5 Application of cryogenic metalworking fluids (CMWFs)

3.6 Activation of metalworking fluids by external power influences

Chapter 4: Environmentally friendly near-dry machining of metals

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction: challenges of metalworking fluids (MWFs)

4.2 Near-dry machining (NDM) as a system: process and technology

4.3 Machining process stage

4.4 NDM setup and apparatus

4.5 Conclusions

Chapter 5: High-pressure supply of metalworking fluids

Abstract:

5.1 Basics: flow rate, pressure and pressure losses

5.2 Metalworking fluid (MWF) pressure versus the flow rate as related to functions of MWF

5.3 High-pressure metalworki

Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857095305
Print ISBN:
9780857090614

About the editors

V P Astakhov

Professor Viktor P. Astakhov works in the General Motors Business Unit, USA.

S Joksch

Stefan Joksch is the Technical Director at Oemeta Chemische Werke GmbH.

Reviews

"...deals with the topic of fluids in metalworking, cutting and drilling operations and research performed to improve these fluids in order to minimise wastes and environment impacts."--International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol 70, Issue 2-13