This two-volume set addresses both current and developing topics of advanced machining technologies and machine tools used in industry. The treatments are aimed at motiving and challenging the reader to explore viable solutions to a variety of questions regarding product design and optimum selection of machining operations for a given task. This two-volume set will be useful to professionals, students, and companies in the areas of mechanical, industrial, manufacturing, materials, and production engineering fields.
Traditional Machining Technology covers the technologies, machine tools, and operations of traditional machining processes. These include the general-purpose machine tools used for turning, drilling, and reaming, shaping and planing, milling, grinding and finishing operations. Thread and gear cutting, and broaching processes are included along with semi-automatic, automatic, NC and CNC machine tools, operations, tooling, mechanisms, accessories, jigs and fixtures, and machine tool dynamometry are discussed.
Non-Traditional and Advanced Machining Technologies covers the technologies, machine tools, and operations of non-traditional mechanical, chemical and thermal machining processes. Assisted machining technologies, machining of difficult-to-cut materials, design for machining, accuracy and surface integrity of machined parts, environment-friendly machine tools and operations, and hexapods are also presented. The topics covered throughout this volume reflect the rapid and significant advances that have occurred in various areas in machining technologies.