Modern Machining Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780857090997, 9780857094940

Modern Machining Technology

1st Edition

A Practical Guide

Editors: J Paulo Davim
eBook ISBN: 9780857094940
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857090997
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 18th October 2011
Page Count: 412
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This forward-thinking, practical book provides essential information on modern machining technology for industry with emphasis on the processes used regularly across several major industries. Machining technology presents great interest for many important industries including automotive, aeronautics, aerospace, renewable energy, moulds and dies, biomedical, and many others. Machining processes are manufacturing processes in which parts are shaped by the removal of unwanted material; these processes cover several stages and are usually divided into the following categories: cutting (involving single point or multipoint cutting tools); abrasive processes (including grinding and advanced machining processes, such as EDM (electrical discharge machining), LBM (laser-beam machining), AWJM (abrasive water jet machining) and USM (ultrasonic machining).

Key Features

  • Provides essential information on modern machining technology, with emphasis on the processes used regularly across several major industries
  • Covers several processes and outlines their many stages
  • Contributions come from a series of international, highly knowledgeable and well-respected experts


Manufacturing researchers, mechanical, manufacturing and industrial engineers, and professionals in related industries with machine-tools and manufacture experience. Also students and academics, possibly as a text.

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables


About the contributors

Chapter 1: Turning


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Basic motions

1.3 The turning regime

1.4 Cutting force and power

1.5 Uncut (undeformed) chip thickness, equivalent cutting edge, chip flow direction, and true chip cross-section parameters

1.6 Design of a turning operation

1.7 Particularities of the geometry of cutting tool with indexable inserts

1.8 Cutting feed and surface finish in turning

1.9 Tool wear of SPTT

1.10 How to deal with vibrations in turning

Chapter 2: Drilling


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Drilling definition

2.3 Drill classification

2.4 Basic terms

2.5 Drilling regime

2.6 Drilling system

2.7 Tool layout as the starting point in the drilling system design

2.8 Drilling system – drill

Chapter 3: Milling


3.1 Milling and milling operations

3.2 Cutting parameters in the milling operations

3.3 Tool wear in milling

3.4 The current milling machines

3.5 Milling technology and machines for several sectors and applications

3.6 Milling forces modelling

3.7 Vibrations in milling

3.8 Conclusion

3.9 Acknowledgements

Chapter 4: Grinding and finishing processes


4.1 Introduction

4.2 High performance grinding using conventional abrasive wheels

4.3 High performance grinding using cBN grinding wheels

4.4 Superfinishing processes

4.5 Acknowledgements

Chapter 5: Thermal advanced machining processes


5.1 Introduction to thermal machining processes

5.2 Thermal sources

5.3 Laser beam machining

5.4 Case study: thermal enhanced cutting processes



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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


This publication is a digestible, practical guide to modern machining technology. It will be useful to production managers as well as mechanical engineering students., Materials World, Professor Alan Stainer FIMMM

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