Modern Machining Technology

1st Edition

A Practical Guide

Print ISBN: 9780081016787
eBook ISBN: 9780857094940
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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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