Special Issue "New Findings and Approaches in Machining Processes"
A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018) | Viewed by 65374
Interests: manufacturing process
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Since the 1990s, the world of machining has been increasing in size, achieving more quality and productivity. In fact, substrate grades and new coatings for cutting tools have been launched to the market to improve quality and productivity in all machining operations. The evolution has been constant, and some recent data and surveys defined that metal removal rates have doubled in the last twenty years. On the other hand, machining is key to performing the final operations to achieve the precision required by designers. A mistaken or error in a final machining operation can lead to an expensive wrong part (scrap) and a consequent waste of time and money. To date, machining and grinding are unique approaches to reach a few micrometers in final dimensions.
Sustainability in manufacturing is also a concern, and the so-called “machining green” approaches have been proposed, in lines such as the reduction of coolants and energy, reuse of chips and even reuse of cutting tool substrates. Classical journals sometimes forget that real industry is always making extensive efforts in daily continuous improvements (kaizen, in Japanese) and not looking for breakthrough advances in machining. This Special Issue can be a way to show the present state-of-the-art and recent advances.
Machining is applied by modern machine tools controlled using 4.0 CNC controls. The relation of machining performance with respect to machine characteristics is also a constant topic in the scientific literature. On the other hand, workers and machinists are facing new challenges in training and knowledge. The human factor is key in the transformation of the “art” and “craft” of machining in the “applied science” of metalworking. Traditional points of view regarding classical tool life study or part quality finishing are giving place to more creative approaches, e.g. high-feed milling, trochoidal milling, orbital drilling, abrasive polishing, combination of machining with other non-conventional processes and many others.
Thus, machining was the main operation to improve by the father of modern metalworking FW Taylor at the dawn of XX century, and it is still a key technology in the early years of the XXI. The special issue is open to new findings and approaches, taking into account the following points:
- New cutting tools
- Benchmarking of machining processes
- Solutions for difficult-to-cut alloys
- Techniques to improve the cutting edge
- Machine tools for high performance machining
- Vibration problems in machining
- Coatings and new grades for tool materials
- Multitasking machines, a key for productivity and precision
- Tool wear and tool life
- Iron casting machining
- Solutions for stainless steels
- Thermal, high-pressure, hybrid assisted processes.
- Use of new 4.0 and analytics in machining
- New lubricoolant approaches
- Sustainability in machining: green machining
- Power consumption in machining
- Workers trained with new machinist skills
Prof. Dr. Luis López de Lacalle
Dr. Amaia Calleja
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- cutting tools
- machine tools
- multitasking machines
- CN machines