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Manufacturing automation : metal cutting mechanics, machine tool vibrations, and CNC design
Altintas, Yusuf, 1954-
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New York : Cambridge University Press, [2000]

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xii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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TJ1185.5 .A48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Metal cutting is one of the most widely used methods of producing the final shape of manufactured products. First published in 2000, this book treats the scientific principles of metal cutting and their practical application to solving problems encountered in manufacturing. The subjects of mathematics, physics, computers, software, and instrumentation are discussed as integration tools in analyzing or designing machine tools and manufacturing processes. The book begins with the fundamentals of metal cutting mechanics. A special feature is the in-depth coverage of chatter vibrations, a problem experienced daily by practising manufacturing engineers. The essential topics of programming, design, and automation of CNC (computer numerical control) machine tools; NC (numerical control) programming; and CAD/CAM technology are fully discussed. Each chapter includes examples drawn from industry, design projects, and homework problems. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as practising engineers, will find this book a clear and thorough way to learn the engineering principles of metal cutting mechanics, CNC system design, and CAD/CAM technology.

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Although this book by Altintas (Univ. of British Columbia) is titled Manufacturing Automation, it covers a group of different topics such as metal-cutting theory, machine tool design, machine tool vibration and chatter, CNC, and CAD/CAM technology. Despite the fact that the basic principles of programming and design of computer numerical control machine tools are covered, the title still seems slightly misleading. Nevertheless, the book has the advantage of involving a quantitative coverage of the topics, something lacking in other similar books. The language is simple and clear, and so are the illustrations. The level of the analytical approach is appropriate for upper-division undergraduate or lower graduate level. Nevertheless, it is certainly a good addition to the manufacturing engineering library. S. D. El Wakil; University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Table of Contents

1 Introduction|
2 Mechanics of metal cutting|
3 Static and dynamic deformations in machining|
4 Technology of manufacturing automation|
5 Design and analysis of CNC systems|
6 Sensor assisted machining
A Laplace and z transforms
B Off-line and on-line parameter estimation with least squares