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CNC Machining Technology Volume II Cutting, Fluids and Workholding Technologies

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Each volume in this series of three attempts to explain the design of turning and machining centres and how they are operated through part programming languages. Furthermore, a discussion about how such stand-alone machine tools can be networked into flexible manufacturing systems is given along with the problems relating to such interfacing. These volumes were written as a companion book to the successful Advanced Machining - The Handbook of Cutting Technology published jointly by IPS and Springer Verlag in 1989. The individual volumes look at interrelated aspects of using turning and machining centres:

Volume II discusses the crucial point of ancillary activities associated with these machine tools, such as the cutting tool technology decisions that must be made in order to ensure that each machine is fully tooled-up and optimised efficiently. A brief review is also given on cutting tool materials development and tooling geometry considerations. Modular quick-change tooling is reviewed together with both tool and workpiece monitoring systems. A discussion follows on tool management, which becomes a major activity when a considerable tooling inventory
exists within a manufacturing facility. Cutting fluids are an important comple~ment to cutting tools, as they not only extend tool life but additionally enhance the workpiece machined surfaces; therefore it is important to choose the correct cutting fluid and handle it in the approriate manner to obtain maximum benefit from its usage. Workholding technology is an expensive burden that requires careful consideration to achieve an economic optimisation, particularly in a larger scale automated facility such as in an F.M.S. environment and a range of workholding strategies and techniques are reviewed.
1. Cutting Tool Technology
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Tooling - the Key to Prompt, Productive Operations
1.3 Basic Guidance in Determining a Toolings Set-up
1.4 Cutting Tool Materials
1.5 Insert Cutting Tool Geometries and their Selection
1.6 Cutting Tool Diversity - a Review
1.7 Modular Quick-change Tooling
1.8 Tool and Workpiece MOnitoring Systems
1.9 Tool Management
2. Cutting Fluids
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Stock Removal Processes
2.3 Types of Cutting Fluids
2.4 Choosing the Right Cutting Fluid
2.5 Handling and Use of Cutting Fluids
3. Workholding Technology
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Turning Centre Workholding Techniques
3.3 Advanced Workholding Methods on Turning Centres
3.4 Programmable Steadies - their Role in Workholding
3.5 Workpiece Delivery to "Stand-alone" Turning Centres
3.6 Part-catchers
3.7 Machining Centre Workholding Techniques
3.8 Workpiece Delivery Systems to Turning and Machining Centres
3.9 Computerised Workholding Techniques - the Philosophy behind the Applications
Appendix National and International Machine Tool Standards
Glossary of Terms
Selected Bibliography
Company Addresses

Author Details
"Graham T. Smith" Technology Research Centre, Southampton Institute, City Campus, East Park Terrace, Southampton S09 4WW, UK.

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