Edited by: Said Jahanmir, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, M. Ramulu, University of Washington, Seattle, and Philip Koshy National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland Hardcover, 720 Pages, Illustrated 1999 Price : $ 270.00 Publisher price subject to change. Please confirm Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.

This is a source that the publisher promotes as a single-source volume communicating the state-of-the-art in the machining of ceramics and composites. Here you can find the information for selecting a machining processes among established practices, for developing manufacturing strategies, or for designing custom machining systems. Written by authors who are well known experts in emerging technologies for machining of advanced materials, the work describes traditional methods, such as grinding (including high-speed and ductile-regime grinding), lapping and polishing, turning, and milling. They also describe new and nontraditional machining techniques including water jet machining, ultrasonic machining, rotary ultrasonic machining, and laser-assisted turning. Chapters discuss methods to achieve high material removal rates without material degradation, as well as methods for evaluation of machining-related damage. As a scholarly work, the book includes over 1,400 references as well as tables, equations, drawings, and photographs. The book is a valuable resource for materials, manufacturing, mechanical, industrial, production, and design engineers; machining technologists; ceramists; tribologists; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students. The work is broader in coverage than the Handbook of Ceramic Grinding and Polishing, covering a wider range of materials and processes with several sections written by the same international experts. ---Ted Giese
Table of Contents:
  • Abrasive Machining of Ceramics
    • Green Machining of Advanced Ceramics by Fritz Klocke, Oliver Gerent, and Christoph Schippers
    • Mechanisms of Material Removal in Abrasive Machining of Ceramics by Said Jahanmir, Hockin H. K. Xu, and L. K. Ives
    • Grinding of Advanced Ceramics by Hans Kurt Tonshoff, Tjark Lierse, and Ichiro Inasaki High-Speed Grinding of Silicon Ceramics, Fritz Klocke by E. Verlemann, and Christoph Schippers
    • Ductile-Regime Grinding of Brittle Materialsby Kenneth L. Blaedel, John S. Taylor, and Christopher J. Evans
    • Lapping and Polishing of Glass and Ceramics, Guenter Spur and Hendrik Engel
  • Machining of Polymers Matrix and Metal Matrix Composites
    • Turning of Fiber-Reinforced Plastics by Guenter Spur and Uwe Lachmund
    • Milling of Advanced Composites by Fritz Klocke, Wilfried Koenig, S. Rummenhoeller, and Christoph Wuertz
    • Milling of Polymer Composites by H. Y. Puw and H. Hocheng
    • Machining of Metal Matrix Composites by Nguyen P. Hung, Nee Lam Loh, and V. C. Venkatesh
    • Cutting-Edge Wear of Polycrystalline Diamond Inserts in Machining of Fibrous Composite Material by M. Ramulu
    • Environmental Effects and Safety in Machining Fibrous Composites by Fritz Klocke, Wilfried Koenig, Christoph Wuertz, and Christian Dietz
  • Nontraditional Machining Methods
  • Water Jet Machining of Composites and Ceramics by Mohamed Hashish and Markus Hilleke
  • Ultrasonic Machining of Ceramics by Fritz Klocke and Markus Hilleke
  • Rotary Ultrasonic Machining of Ceramics by P. M. Ferreira and Z. J. Pei
  • Laser-Assisted Turning of Ceramics by Fritz Klocke and Adam Zaboklicki
  • Inspection and Damage Evaluation
    • Characterization of Surface Quality in Machining of Composites by M. Ramulu
    • Measurement of Machining-Induced Residual Stresses in Ceramics by Wulf Pfeiffer
    • Applications of Optical Scattering Methods to Damage Detection in Ceramics by Jiangang G. Sun, William A. Ellingson, J. S. Steckenrider, and S. Ahuja
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