Machining process metrology has long been studied for not only process performance improvement, but also for process understanding. These process characteristics include forces, temperatures, strain and strain rates, tool wear and part quality, etc. With machining simulations and applications further modernised, accurate assessments of such process characteristics are essential for model validations as well as to enable the industry with such modelling capability for production efficiency.
Moreover, for emerging machining processes such as micro-scale machining and high-speed machining, process metrology is even more challenging because of the spatial and temporal resolutions needed and the elevated uncertainty. On the other hand, effective machining process monitoring and control rely on the high-fidelity measurements of such process characteristics.
This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to measurement issues of any machining process characteristics, from both fundamental and application aspects of various machining processes.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Machining process characteristic measurements such as forces and temperatures
- Material dynamic property measurements such as strain and strain rate in the cutting zone
- Metrology in tool wear and part quality including surface integrity
- Machinability metrology
- Process metrology for emerging machining processes such as micro-scale machining, high-speed machining
- Process monitoring related metrology, e.g., wireless sensors
- Machining simulation/analytical modelling that incorporates material properties from novel measurement techniques
- Accuracy/precision and uncertainty issues in machining process metrology
Submission: 30 June 2010