Call for papers: Experimental and Numerical Studies on Machinability of Materials
A special issue of the International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT)
Deadline for submission: 31 October 2007
The word "machinability" refers to the relative ease with which a given material (or group the materials) can be machined using appropriate tooling and cutting parameters. Several criteria are used to evaluate machinability, the most important being (i) tool life or tool wear rates (ii) cutting forces or power consumption (iii) surface finish, (iv) limiting rate of metal removal and (v) chip shape. However, machinability is affected by the properties (mechanical and physical) of the work material, tool material, machine tool, part, fixture, cutting fluid and cutting parameters. For this reason, any improvement in the technical capability of predicting machinability is very important for modern manufacturing industries.
Articles with computational and optimisation methods applied to the machinability of materials are welcome for this special issue, as well articles on the machinability of advanced materials and composites. The issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to experimental and numerical approaches for the machinability of materials (turning, milling, drilling, grinding, high speed machining, advanced machining processes, etc.) of metal alloys, ceramics, composites and related materials.
For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.