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Metal Cutting Principles

Second Edition

Milton C. Shaw

Publication Date - July 2004

ISBN: 9780195142068

672 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

Thoroughly revised and updated in this second edition, Metal Cutting Principles identifies the major problem areas of metal cutting during the production of mechanical components.


This book identifies the major problem areas of metal cutting during the production of mechanical components. Thoroughly updated with new questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, the book relates observed performance in metal cutting to fundamental physics, materials behavior, and chemistry. In addition, heat transfer, tribology, and solid mechanics are covered in appropriate detail.

About the Author(s)

Milton C. Shaw is Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Arizona State University. Throughout his career he has worked as a consultant to more than one hundred industrial companies and universities in the U.S. and abroad. During WWII, he was in charge of the Materials Division of NASA in Cleveland. Following the war, he served as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and later as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Carnagie Mellon University. In 1978, he joined Arizona State University. Professor Shaw has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and Honorary Doctorates from Drexel University in Philadelphia and Louvain University in Belgium. He is a member of a number of engineering societies around the world, including the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Polish Academy of Science.

Previous Publication Date(s)

December 1984

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Typical Cutting Operations
    3. Mechanics of Steady State
    4. Elastic Behavior
    5. Plastic Behavior
    6. Fracture
    7. Dynamometry
    8. Shear Strain in Cutting
    9. Shear Stress in Cutting
    10. Friction
    11. Wear and Tool Life
    12. Cutting Temperatures
    13. Cutting Fluids
    14. Tool Materials
    15. Work Material Considerations
    16. Complex Tools
    17. Surface Integrity
    18. Chip Control
    19. Optimization
    20. Modeling of Chip Formation
    21. Wavy Chip Formation
    22. Saw-Tooth Chip Formation
    23. Precision Engineering
    24. Unusual Applications of the Metal Cutting Process