Special Issue "High-Speed Machining"

A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Prasanta Sahoo

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India
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Interests: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering; Materials; Machining; Tribology; Computational Mechanics; Contact Mechanics; Composites; Coatings
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. J. Paulo Davim

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Campus Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: mechanical and industrial engineering, materials, machining, tribology, sustainable manufacturing, higher education for sustainability, engineering education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

“High-Speed Machining” broadly relates to advanced technologies and systems that allow materials to be processed at very high speeds to achieve significant improvement in both productivity and quality at equal or lower cost. This essentially includes dimensional and shape accuracy, as well as surface topography and surface integrity with regard to the material to be processed. Initially the focus of the majority of high-speed machining research has been directed towards improving material removal rates. Tool materials capable of withstanding high cutting speeds have become available and the focus of research has now shifted to maximizing the cutting performance of the machine tool. Measurements of cutting performance, chatter avoidance, structural design, tool retention, and axis control have become important research topics over the years. In addition to a focus on successful and critical applications of high speed machining, this Special Issue of JMMP, seeks to publish original and review articles that advance productivity and quality of conventional and non-conventional material processing technologies. The Special Issue intends to publish original research from a broad range of topics and approaches critical to new application areas of high speed machining; machine and component design for reliable implementation of high speed machining; modeling, monitoring, and control of high speed machining processes; integration of high speed machining with new manufacturing paradigms; reliability and cost control of high speed machining.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • High Speed Machining of aluminum and other non-ferrous metals
  • High Speed Machining of hardened materials in die/mold manufacturing
  • High Speed Machining of advanced materials, such as composite and ceramics
  • Cutting tools for High Speed Machining
  • Surface engineering for cutting tools in High Speed Machining
  • Tool interface design and automation
  • Machine structure dynamics: stiffness, damping, and vibration
  • Cooling and lubrication strategies, chatter suppression
  • Modeling of High Speed Machining processes
  • Precision and quality control of High Speed Machining
  • Integration with new manufacturing paradigms, such as additive manufacturing
  • CAD/CAM, process planning, and factory layout to take advantages of High Speed Machining
  • Reliability and cost control of High Speed Machining
  • High speed implementation of non-conventional manufacturing processes, such as high-speed laser cutting, water-jet cutting, plasma etching, EDM, etc.

Prof. Dr. Prasanta Sahoo
Prof. Dr. J. Paulo Davim
Guest Editors

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  • High Speed Machining
  • Cutting Tool Design
  • Machine Tool Dynamics
  • Chatter Control
  • Precision and Quality
  • Reliability and Cost Control

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Interlaced Laser Beam Scanning: A Method Enabling an Increase in the Throughput of Ultrafast Laser Machining of Borosilicate Glass
J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2019, 3(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp3010014
Received: 23 December 2018 / Revised: 17 January 2019 / Accepted: 21 January 2019 / Published: 23 January 2019
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We provide experimental evidence that the laser beam scanning strategy has a significant influence on material removal rate in the ultrafast laser machining of glass. A comparative study of two laser beam scanning methods, (i) bidirectional sequential scanning method (SM) and (ii) bidirectional [...] Read more.
We provide experimental evidence that the laser beam scanning strategy has a significant influence on material removal rate in the ultrafast laser machining of glass. A comparative study of two laser beam scanning methods, (i) bidirectional sequential scanning method (SM) and (ii) bidirectional interlaced scanning method (IM), is presented for micromachining 1.1-mm-thick borosilicate glass plates (Borofloat® 33). Material removal rate and surface roughness are measured for a range of pulse energies, overlaps, and repetition frequencies. With a pulse overlap of ≤90%, IM can provide double the ablation depth and double the removal rate in comparison to SM, whilst maintaining very similar surface roughness. In both cases, the root-mean-square (RMS) surface roughness (Sq) was in the range of 1 μm to 2.5 μm. For a 95% pulse overlap, the difference was more pronounced, with IM providing up to four times the ablation depth of SM; however, this is at the cost of a significant increase in surface roughness (Sq values >5 μm). The increased ablation depths and removal rates with IM are attributed to a layer-by-layer material removal process, providing more efficient ejection of glass particles and, hence, reduced shielding of the machined area. IM also has smaller local angles of incidence of the laser beam that potentially can lead to a better coupling efficiency of the laser beam with the material. Full article
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