Special Issue "Milling and Cutting of Stainless Steel"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 389

Special Issue Editor

Faculty of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Department, Selcuk University, 42130 Konya, Turkey
Interests: tool condition monitoring; sustainable machining; machining of composites; tribology; modelling and optimization; tool wear; surface roughness; sensors and sensor applications; cutting forces; temperatures; vibration; current; acoustic emission; ball milling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Stainless steels are used in kitchen tools, manufacturing boats, space, industrial machine parts, cars, projects and industry, building interior and exterior, constructions and accessories which make them a prominent material in daily life. Such an application area requires a series of material properties such as high hardness and strength, corrosion resistance, ductility, rigidity and heat resistance. Achieving the ultimate product manufactured by stainless steel requires final shaping operation, i.e., machining, for improved surface quality. However, such types of material characteristics cause some challenges namely excessive tool wear, high cutting forces, chatter vibrations and low surface quality during the machining operations and makes stainless steels as a hard-to-cut material. Therefore, enhancement of the sorted machinability characteristics make a difference in the industries in many aspects such as reduced cost, high productivity and excellent quality. The improvements in the field of machining stainless steels will be highly attractive in the market and academia.

In this Special Issue, the submissions will be appreciated for the articles that focus on the optimization and analysis of the machinability characteristics and machinability improvements via several methods of stainless steels. Including milling, all machining processes that will consider this special steel as a workpiece material attracts the attention of this issue. Submissions of manuscripts on this steel possessing novel approaches, contribution on industrial applications will be eagerly accepted.

Dr. Mustafa Kuntoğlu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • stainless steel
  • machining
  • milling
  • cutting forces
  • cutting temperatures
  • minimum quantity lubrication
  • cryogenic machining
  • smart manufacturing
  • intelligent manufacturing
  • sustainable manufacturing

Published Papers

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