Fundamentals of Metal Machining and Machine Tools

3rd Edition

Winston A. Knight, Geoffrey Boothroyd

CRC Press
Published November 1, 2005
Textbook - 602 Pages - 321 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781574446593 - CAT# DK4070

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In the more than 15 years since the second edition of Fundamentals of Machining and Machine Tools was published, the industry has seen many changes. Students must keep up with developments in analytical modeling of machining processes, modern cutting tool materials, and how these changes affect the economics of machining. With coverage reflecting state-of-the-art industry practice, Fundamentals of Machining and Machine Tools, Third Edition emphasizes underlying concepts, analytical methods, and economic considerations, requiring only basic mathematics and physics.

This book thoroughly illustrates the causes of various phenomena and their effects on machining practice. The authors include several descriptions of modern analytical methods, outlining the strengths and weaknesses of the various modeling approaches.

What's New in the Third Edition?
  • Recent advances in super-hard cutting tool materials, tool geometries, and surface coatings
  • Advances in high-speed machining and hard machining
  • New trends in cutting fluid applications, including dry and minimum-quantity lubrication machining
  • New developments in tool geometries for chip breaking and chip control
  • Improvements in cost modeling of machining processes, including application to grinding processes

    Supplying abundant examples, illustrations, and homework problems, Fundamentals of Machining and Machine Tools, Third Edition is an ideal textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students studying metal cutting, machining, machine tool technology, machining applications, and manufacturing processes.
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