Call for papers



Int. J. of Machining and Machinability of Materials (IJMMM)


Special Issue on: "Machining-induced Surface Integrity of Difficult-to-Machine Materials"



Guest Editors:
Dr. Kapil Gupta, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof. J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal


This special issue aims to focus on machining-induced surface integrity, particularly in the case of difficult-to-machine (DTM) materials. Its objective is to facilitate audiences by providing information about interesting and novel outcomes of cutting-edge research into machining and surface integrity of DTM materials. The special issue will covers effects of machining (conventional and non-conventional) parameters on surface integrity aspects such as geometric accuracy, surface finish, residual stresses, micro-hardness, fatigue strength, microstructure and wear characteristics of DTM materials. It will also shed light on modelling and optimisation of machining parameters for the enhancement of surface integrity. The influence of hybrid machining/finishing processes and sustainable machining techniques on surface integrity will also be addressed.


The special issue will be of great benefit to researchers, engineers, scholars, technical experts and specialists working in the area of conventional and non-conventional machining.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Surface integrity in conventional (turning, milling, drilling, grinding, etc.) and non-conventional machining (EDM/WEDM, ECM, LBM, AWJM, etc.) of DTM materials
  • Effect of machining parameters on surface integrity of titanium alloys, inconel, shape memory alloys, ceramics, composites and smart materials
  • Machining-induced microstructure, residual stresses, micro-hardness and surface texture
  • Influence of machining on geometric accuracy, surface finish, and Abbott-Firestone parameters
  • Hybrid and sustainable machining-induced surface integrity of DTM materials
  • Tribology and wear characteristics of DTM materials after conventional and non-conventional machining
  • Modelling and optimisation of machining for surface integrity enhancement


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 30 April, 2018


Notification to authors: 31 July, 2018


Final versions due by: 30 September, 2018