This book draws upon the science of tribology to understand, predict and improve abrasive machining processes. Pulling together information on how abrasives work, the authors, who are renowned experts in abrasive technology, demonstrate how tribology can be applied as a tool to improve abrasive machining processes. Each of the main elements of the abrasive machining system are looked at, and the tribological factors that control the efficiency and quality of the processes are described. Since grinding is by far the most commonly employed abrasive machining process, it is dealt with in particular detail. Solutions are posed to many of the most commonly experienced industrial problems, such as poor accuracy, poor surface quality, rapid wheel wear, vibrations, work-piece burn and high process costs. This practical approach makes this book an essential tool for practicing engineers. Uses the science of tribology to improve understanding and of abrasive machining processes in order to increase performance, productivity and surface quality of final products A comprehensive reference on how abrasives work, covering kinematics, heat transfer, thermal stresses, molecular dynamics, fluids and the tribology of lubricants Authoritative and ground-breaking in its first edition, the 2nd edition includes 30% new and updated material, including new topics such as CMP (Chemical Mechanical Polishing) and precision machining for micro-and nano-scale applications
This new edition draws upon the fundamentals of abrasive machining processes and the science of tribology to understand, predict, and improve abrasive machining processes. Each of the main elements of the abrasive machining system is looked at alongside the tribological factors that control the efficiency and quality of the processes described. The new edition has been updated to include a variety of industrial applications. Grinding and conditioning of grinding tools are dealt with in particular detail, and solutions are proposed for many of the most commonly experienced industrial problems, such as poor accuracy, poor surface quality, rapid tool wear, vibrations, workpiece burn, and high process costs. The entire book has been rewritten and restructured, with ten completely new chapters. Other new features include: Extensive explanations of the main abrasive machining processes such as grinding (including reciprocating and creep-feed grinding, high-speed high-efficiency deep grinding, external and internal cylindrical grinding, and centerless grinding), honing, superfinishing, lapping, polishing, and finishing Discussions of the new classes of abrasives, abrasive tools, and bonding materials New case studies and troubleshooting on the most common grinding practices New coverage on grinding tool conditioning, mechanical dressing, and nonmechanical dressing processes Detailed explanations of the effects of process input parameters (such as cutting parameters, workpiece material and geometry, and abrasive tools) on process characteristics, workpiece quality, tool wear, and process parameters (such as cutting forces and temperature as well as achievable material removal rate) Updated topics regarding process fluids for abrasive machining and fluid delivery
Machining and Tribology provides insight into both the role of tribology in machining and the effects of various machining processes on tribology, exploring topics such as machining mechanisms, coolant technology, tool wear, and more. Covering the latest research, the book starts by looking at the tribological aspects of turning, milling, and drilling processes. From there, it explores the effects of different coolants such as flood, minimum quantity lubrication, and cryogenics on machining forces, tool wear, friction, chip formation, and surface generation during various machining processes. Tribological considerations of machined components follow, and the volume concludes with chapters covering simulation scenarios for predicting machining forces, tool wear, surface generation, and chip formation. Draws upon the science of tribology to better understand, predict, and improve machining processes Covers tribology in different types of machining such as turning, milling, grinding, abrasive jet machining, and others Explores the underlying mechanisms of coolant contributions on machining processes Applies simulation techniques to explore the mechanism of nano-machining
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). Abrasive machining is one of the oldest technologies, and continues to have a far-reaching impact on a broad spectrum of industries. In particular, there is an ever-increasing demand by modern manufacturing for advanced abrasive techniques and other precision machining technologies. As well as abrasive-related technologies, electrical discharge machining (EDM), glass molding, machine tool systems, green manufacturing, laser-beam machining, tribology, advanced cutting methods, etc. are addressed here. The more than 167 presentations contributed by workers from all over the world will make this volume essential reading.
This book presents a wealth of valuable up-to-date information for active researchers and engineers, and will certainly form a solid basis for any future research, in the field of abrasive technology, which is aimed at creating new and practical machine tools, systems and processes, or at identifying new characteristics.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The objective of this special collection was to provide an excellent platform for updating and discussing the latest advances in precision engineering-related fields by researchers and engineers from research laboratories, academia and industry all over the world. The volume covers a wide gamut of topics in precision engineering-related fields, ranging over precision machining, advanced measurement techniques and green and sustainable manufacturing. This work will provide a stimulus and inspiration for future studies and advancement in precision engineering and manufacturing technologies.
Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the International Conference on Innovative Manufacturing Engineering (IManE), May 23-24, 2013, Ia?i, Romania. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 177 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Advanced Machining and Surface Engineering, Assembling Technologies; Chapter 2: Forming Technologies; Chapter 3: Non-Conventional Technologies in Manufacture and Industry, Welding Technologies; Chapter 4: Advanced Materials and Construction Technologies; Chapter 5: Flexible Manufacturing, Automation and Robotics in Technological Processes; Chapter 6: CAD/CAM/CAE/CAx Technologies, Manufacturing Optimization; Chapter 7: Mechanical and Manufacturing Equipment, Devices and Instrumentation, Design and Analysis; Chapter 8: Innovation, Creativity, Learning and Education in Engineering; Chapter 9: Industrial and Product Management, Quality and Evaluation.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The object of this special volume is to disseminate state-of-the-art information on the best practices for advanced mechanical engineering and sustainable materials and green manufacturing, and addresses the problems and opportunities offered by the prospect of a sustainable future. It will encourage engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to embrace the most innovative research and development ideas in order better to confront technical challenges and social and economic issues arising from all aspects of advanced mechanical engineering and green manufacturing.
This book presents the advances in abrasive based machining and finishing in broad sense. Specifically, the book covers the novel machining and finishing strategies implemented in various advanced machining processes for improving machining accuracy and overall quality of the product. This book presents the capability of advanced machining processes using abrasive grain. It also covers ways for enhancing the production rate as well as quality. It fulfills the gap between the production of any complicated components and successful machining with abrasive particles.
This volume comprises a collection of papers selected from submissions made to the International Conference on Surface Finishing Technology & Surface Engineering (ICSFT2010); one of the academic conferences instigated by the Chinese Committee for Surface Finishing Technology of CMES (Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society), held in Guangzhou, China, from the 5th to 7th November, 2010. The aim of ICSFT2010 was to offer an opportunity to bring together academic researchers and industrial technologists for the purpose of exchanging information on the latest developments and applications in advanced surface engineering and surface finishing technologies, and to promote friendly and interdisciplinary research collaborations. The work offers interesting insights into the topic.
Nontraditional machining employs processes that remove material by various methods involving thermal, electrical, chemical and mechanical energy or even combinations of these. Nontraditional Machining Processes covers recent research and development in techniques and processes which focus on achieving high accuracies and good surface finishes, parts machined without burrs or residual stresses especially with materials that cannot be machined by conventional methods. With applications to the automotive, aircraft and mould and die industries, Nontraditional Machining Processes explores different aspects and processes through dedicated chapters. The seven chapters explore recent research into a range of topics including laser assisted manufacturing, abrasive water jet milling and hybrid processes. Students and researchers will find the practical examples and new processes useful for both reference and for developing further processes. Industry professionals and materials engineers will also find Nontraditional Machining Processes to be a source of ideas and processes for development and industrial application.