A special issue of International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
Today, machining is one of the most important manufacturing processes. Parts manufactured by other processes often require further operations before the product is ready for application. Machining processes can be applied to work metallic and non-metallic materials such as polymers, wood, ceramics, composites and special materials.
M. E. Merchant has written: “Today in industrialized countries, the cost of machining amounts to more than 15% of the value of all manufactured products in those countries”. For this reason, machining as part of manufacturing science and technology is very important for modern manufacturing industries.
This special issue invites the submission of high quality research papers related to experimental and computational topics on machining (turning, milling, drilling, grinding, high speed machining, advanced machining processes, etc).
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:
- FEM machining simulation
- Micromachining/precision machining
- High speed machining (HSM)
- Computer aided manufacturing (CAM)
- Ecological machining (MQL - minimal quantity lubrication)
- Machining of hard materials
- Machining of metal matrix composites (MMCs)
- Drilling polymeric matrix composites (PMCs)
- Machining of wood and MDF
- Brasses and copper alloy turning
Deadline for submission: 30 June 2008