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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. This text treats the scientific principles of metal cutting and their practical application to manufacturing problems. The author uses mathematics, physics, computers, software, and instrumentation as integration tools in analyzing machine implements and manufacturing processes. A special feature is the in-depth coverage of chatter vibrations, a problem experienced daily by practicing 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 industrial examples, design projects, and homework problems.

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This book and its earlier edition (CH, Nov'00, 38-1582) have filled a gap in the literature on manufacturing engineering. Altintas (Univ. of British Columbia, Canada) provides detailed, comprehensive coverage of topics that are important to researchers, professionals, and practitioners and that have not received adequate coverage in other publications. The volume is divided into seven chapters, beginning with a brief introduction. Chapter 2 covers metal cutting mechanics, including detailed mathematical models of turning, milling, and drilling operations. Chapters 3-4 deal with machine tool vibrations and the theory of chatter. The last three chapters detail the structure, operation, and design of CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine tools. In addition to providing crystal clear explanations of the subject material, the author includes solved examples. This new edition contains one new chapter (chapter 4) and updated examples and problems. This reviewer's only concern is that the book's title does not reflect the contents. Its title should have been "Machine Tool Design." A must read for researchers in the area of machine tool design as well as for production engineers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and above. 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