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Fundamentals of Machining Processes
Conventional and Nonconventional Processes, Third Edition

ISBN 9781138334908
Published November 21, 2018 by CRC Press
602 Pages 453 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Written by an expert with over 40 years of experience in research and teaching machining and related topics, this new edition textbook presents the principles and theories of material removal and applications for conventional, nonconventional and hybrid machining processes. The new edition is ideal for undergraduate students in production, materials, industrial, mechatronics, marine, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering programs, and also useful for graduate programs related to higher-level machining topics, as well as professional engineers and technicians. All chapters are updated, with additional chapters covering new topics of composite machining, vibration assisted machining and mass finishing operations.


  • Presents a wide spectrum of metal cutting, abrasive machining, nonconventional and hybrid machining processes
  • Analyzes the chip formation in machining by cutting and abrasion processes as well as the material removal mechanisms in the nonconventional and the hybrid processes
  • Explains the role of each process variables on its behavior and technological characteristics in terms of material removal, product accuracy and surface quality
  • Portrays the theoretical and empirical formula for removal rates and surface finish in different processes as well as very useful technical data that help in solving and analysis of day-to-day shop floor problems that face manufacturing engineers
  • Clarifies the machinability concept and introduces the general guidelines for machining process selection

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Machining Processes Chapter 2 Cutting Tools Chapter 3 Mechanics of Orthogonal Cutting Chapter 4 Tool Wear, Tool Life, and Economics of Metal Cutting Chapter 5 Cutting Cylindrical Surfaces Chapter 6 Cutting Flat Surfaces Chapter 7 High-Speed Machining Chapter 8 Machining by Abrasion Chapter 9 Abrasive Finishing Processes Chapter 10 Modern Abrasive Processes Chapter 11 Magnetic Field・Assisted Finishing Processes Chapter 12 Mass Finishing Operations Chapter 13 Machining by Electrochemical Erosion Chapter 14 Machining by Thermal Erosion Chapter 15 Hybrid Machining Processes Chapter 16 Micromachining Chapter 17 Machining Composite Materials Chapter 18 Vibration-Assisted Machining Chapter 19 Machinability Chapter 20 Machining Process Selection

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Professor Hassan El-Hofy was born on February 9, 1953, in Egypt. He received a B. Sc Honors degree in Production Engineering from Alexandria University (Egypt) in 1976, and then served as a teaching assistant in the same department and received a Master of Science in Production Engineering from Alexandria University in 1979. Professor El-Hofy has had a successful University career in education, training, and research. Following M. Sc, he worked as an assistant lecturer until October 1980 when he left to Aberdeen University in Scotland and began his Ph D work with Professor J. McGeough in hybrid machining processes. He won the Overseas Research Student (ORS) Award during the doctoral degree that has been completed in 1985. He came back to Alexandria University and resumed his work as an assistant professor. In 1990 he was promoted to an associate professor in. He was on leave as a visiting professor for Al-Fateh University in Tripoli between 1989 and 1994. 

In July 1994, Professor El-Hofy returned to Alexandria University and in November 1997 he was promoted to a full professor. In September 2000 he was selected to work as a professor in the University of Qatar.  He chaired the accreditation committee for mechanical engineering program toward ABET Substantial Equivalency Recognition that has been granted to the College of Engineering programs in 2005. Due to his role in that event, he received Qatar University Award and a certificate of appreciation.

Professor El-Hofy wrote his first book titled "Advanced Machining Processes: Nontraditional and Hybrid Processes'' which has been published by McGraw Hill Co in March 1, 2005.   His second book titled "Fundamentals of Machining Processes-Conventional and Nonconventional Processes" has been appeared in September 2007 by CRC, Taylor and Francis. The coauthored book titled "Machining Technology-Machine Tools and Operations" published by CRC, Taylor and Francis in 2008. In 2011 the fourth book titled "Manufacturing Technology- Materials, Processes, and Equipment" was also launched by CRC, Taylor and Francis. He published over 70 scientific and technical papers, and supervised many graduate students in the area of machining by nontraditional methods. He is a Consulting Editor to many international journals and a regular participant in international conferences.

Between August, 2007, and August 2010 he was the chairman of the Department of Production Engineering, College of Engineering of Alexandria University where he was teaching several machining and related technology courses.  In October 2011 he was nominated as the vice dean for education and student's affairs at the college of Engineering, Alexandria University. In December 2012 he became the dean of the School of Innovative Design Engineering at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) in Alexandria, Egypt. At the same time he was a professor of machining at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Systems Management at E-JUST. He worked as the acting vice president of research from December 2014 to April 2017 at E-JUST.