1st Edition

Machining of Light Alloys Aluminum, Titanium, and Magnesium

Edited By Diego Carou, J. Paulo Davim Copyright 2019
    254 Pages
    by CRC Press

    254 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Aluminium, magnesium and titanium are alloys of special interest for engineering applications in a wide range of sectors such as aeronautics, automotive and medical. Their low density, along with sufficient mechanical properties, makes them especially adequate for sectors such as transportation allowing diminishing weight less fuel consumption and emissions to the atmosphere.

    Nowadays, machining is still one the most important manufacturing processes, not only for metal parts, but also for specially designed hybrid parts for more demanding new applications. A wide range of valuable research has been done on the machining of conventional engineering materials. However, when dealing with light alloys and hybrid materials containing them, they need to face new challenges. Particularly, it is important to analyse the suitability of the machining of these alloys in the current context of Industry 4.0, focusing on the development of cost-effective and sustainable processes.

    This book is a comprehensive source on the machining of light alloys, presenting a collection of both experimental and review studies. The work is arranged in eight chapters, presented by a group of international scholars, which analyse the main problems related to the machining of these alloys from different perspectives.

    Key Features

    • A comprehensive state-of-the-art reference source on machining of light alloys

    • Provides research on conventional and non-conventional machining process

    • Offers current research topics on sustainable machining

    • Presents research on the machining of hybrid materials using light alloys

    • Includes applications for Industry 4.0 environments

    Machining of Light Alloys: Aluminum, Titanium, and Magnesium The aim of the book is to serve as a tool for helping researchers and practitioners to face machining challenges and facilitating the development of new industrial applications for light alloys.

    Light alloys and their machinability: A review. Investigation on the built-up edge process when dry machining aeronautical aluminum alloys. Advances in the machining of holes and internal threads in light alloys. Design, manufacturing, and machining trials of magnesium-based hybrid parts. Laser surface processing of magnesium alloys. Sensor monitoring of titanium alloy machining. Cryogenic machining of titanium alloys. Advanced technologies in drilling of light alloys and CFRP hybrid stacks for airframe structure manufacturing in the aerospace industry.


    Diego Carou received his PhD degree in industrial engineering from the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in 2013. He has international postdoctoral experience in manufacturing process at several european universities. He currently works as Assistant Professor at the University of JaƩn. He has published more than 30 articles in journals and conferences, and book chapters. He also serves as reviewer for several international journals.

    J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in mechanical engineering in 1997, MSc degree in mechanical engineering (materials and manufacturing pro-cesses) in 1991, and mechanical engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP); the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005; and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Eur Ing and Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers, with an MBA and specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. Currently, he is professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in machining and tri-bology. Recently, he has also had an interest in management/industrial engineering and higher education for sustainability/engineering educa-tion. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as an evalu-ator of projects for international research agencies as well as examiner of PhD thesis for many universities. He is the editor in chief of several inter-national journals, guest editor of journals, book editor, book series editor, and scientific advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an editorial board member of 25 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and coeditor) more than 100 books and as author (and coauthor) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters, and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 200 articles in journals).