Special Issue "Cutting Tools and Their Applications in Processing Metallic Materials"

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

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School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Interests: high-efficiency and precision machining; cutting tools; machined surface integrity; muti-scale and multi-physics modelling; cutting simulation
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Dear Colleagues,

Cutting tools represent the key factor and executor to support and promote technological progress in machining metallic parts (even including finish processing of the additive manufactured metallic parts). The cutting performance and property improvement of cutting tools will affect the machining efficiency and machined surface integrity and then affect the production technology level and economic benefits of the whole high-end intelligent equipment manufacturing industries. This Special Issue aims to invite all researchers interested in widely understood cutting tools and their machining process research of metallic materials, with the hope to present their results in papers related to experimental, finite element method (FEM) simulation, and theoretical studies. The high-efficiency cutting mechanisms of various metallic materials; the preparation, optimization, manufacturing and performance of new developed tool materials; the optimization of geometric parameters of the tool structure; the design and development of tool coating materials and the improvement of the coating process; the design and optimization of green machining tools and clean/sustainable cutting processes; the development of special-structure tool systems (such as precision internal cooling tools, vibration-damping tools and composite tools, additive manufacturing lightweight tools, etc.); and intelligent tools will improve the cutting efficiency of metallic materials and the machined surface quality. Moreover, the development of intelligent manufacturing technology puts forward new requirements for tool state control and intellectualization in the processing of metal materials. Intelligent tool systems have the functions of automatic sensing cutting force, cutting heat, cutting vibration, and other state parameters in the machining process. New manufacturing technologies such as inkjet printing and the electronic packaging of heterogeneous materials provide new means to realize the integration of intelligent sensors and cutting tools in intelligent tool systems.

Dr. Anhai Li
Guest Editor

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  • cutting tools
  • metallic materials
  • tool material
  • tool coating
  • cutting mechanism
  • cutting simulation
  • green/clean and sustainable cutting
  • intelligent tool system

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Effect of Deep Cryogenic Treatment on Wear Behavior of Cold Work Tool Steel
Metals 2023, 13(2), 382; https://doi.org/10.3390/met13020382 - 13 Feb 2023
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Shock resisting cold work tool steel is one of the most applicable steels for several applications such as cutting sheets, chisels, hammers, etc. It has been categorized according to its characteristic properties into different categories as hot and cold work tool steel. This [...] Read more.
Shock resisting cold work tool steel is one of the most applicable steels for several applications such as cutting sheets, chisels, hammers, etc. It has been categorized according to its characteristic properties into different categories as hot and cold work tool steel. This work aims to study the effects of conventional and deep cryogenic treatment (DCT) on shock-resistant cold work tool steel. In this study, three alloys were cast and prepared with different carbides forming elements such as vanadium (V) and niobium (Nb). The samples were quenched in water at 900 followed by a tempering treatment at 200   for 30 min. After quenching in water, the other samples were subjected to DCT at −196   for a 5-h soaking time, followed by tempering at 200   for 30 min. To study the wear behavior of the three heats, pin-on-disc tests were used, where the sliding speed was kept constant at a value of 0.5 m/s. The normal applied loads during the wear test were 50 N and 100 N. In order to understand the wear behavior, wear tracks were studied by scanning electron microscopy, coefficient of friction and weight loss were evaluated. The results showed that the lowest average coefficient of friction was achieved by a sample of steel 3 with quenching + DCT at a load of 100 N of load by value of 0.33. A sample of steel 3 at load 50 N achieved the lowest weight loss by using DCT plus tempering. On the other hand, a sample of steel 3 achieved the lowest weight loss at 100 N by using quenching + DCT. Full article
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