Nowadays, machining is an important subject of scientific and technological research with applications in modern manufacturing industry. This new short form book series fosters information exchange and discussion on machining science and technology, namely traditional and nontraditional machining processes, mechanics of cutting, chip formation, cutting forces, cutting temperatures, cutting tool materials, tool wear, surface integrity, tribology in metal cutting, hard turning, minimal quantity of lubrication, high speed machining, machinability of materials: metallic/non-metallic/composite materials, FEM machining simulation, optimization, and intelligent machining. The series also provides a discussion and exchange of information on principles, strategies, models, techniques, methodologies and applications of machining and machinability of materials. It aims to communicate the latest developments and thinking in what concerns the latest research activity relating to machining. Contributions to this new focus book series are welcome on all subjects related to machining science and technology.