Presenting modern advances in the machining of ceramics and composites, this work offers broadly based, fundamental information for selecting the appropriate machining processes and parameters, developing successful manufacturing strategies, and designing novel machining systems. It focuses on scientific and engineering developments affecting the present and future of machining processes.
Abrasive machining of ceramics and ceramic-matrix composites - green machining of advanced ceramics; mechanisms of material removal in abrasive machining of ceramics; grinding of advanced ceramics; high-speed grinding of ceramics; ductile regime grinding of brittle materials; lapping and polishing of glass and ceramics. Machining of metal-matrix and polymer composites - turning of fibber-reinforced plastics; milling of advanced composites; milling of polymer composites; machining of metal matrix composites; wear of cutting tools during machining of composites; environmental effects and safety in machining fibrous composites. Nontraditional machining methods -abrasive jet machining of glass and ceramics; water jet machining of composites and ceramics; ultrasonic machining of ceramics; rotary ultrasonic machining of ceramics; laser-assisted turning of ceramics. Inspection and damage evaluation - characterization; measurement of machining-induced residual stresses in ceramics; application of optical scattering methods to damage detection in ceramics.