International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials

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Editor in Chief: Prof. J. Paulo Davim
ISSN online: 1748-572X
ISSN print: 1748-5711
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In modern manufacturing, there has been strong renewed interest in high-efficiency machining, while use of advanced materials has increased due to their special mechanical and physical properties. Advanced materials have replaced conventional materials in various fields of application including aeronautical, aerospace, automotive, biomechanical, mechanical and other industries. As a result of these properties and potential applications, there exists an urgent need to understand questions associated with the machinability of these materials. IJMMM addresses both machining and machinability of materials.


 Topics covered include

  • Machining processes: turning, drilling, milling, grinding
  • Mechanics of cutting, chip formation
  • Cutting forces, cutting temperatures
  • Cutting tool material, coatings, tool wear
  • Surface finish, integrity of surfaces
  • Tribology in metal cutting
  • Hard turning, minimal lubrication; high speed machining
  • Nontraditional machining processes: laser, EDM, ECM, USM, water jet cutting
  • Precision machining, micro/nanomachining
  • Vibration/acoustic emission techniques
  • Machinability of materials: metallic/non-metallic/composite materials
  • Design of experiments: Taguchi methods, response surface methodology, etc.
  • Machining simulation: FEM models, etc.
  • Optimisation: genetic algorithms, neural networks, etc.
  • Intelligent machining, integrated manufacturing systems

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The objectives of the IJMMM are to establish a channel of communication and to disseminate knowledge between academic/research institutions and practical industrial applications.


Academics; researchers; engineers; professionals in machining and related industries.


IJMMM publishes original papers; research papers; review papers; technical papers, technical notes; short communications; discussion on papers; case studies.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Davim, J. Paulo, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Associate Editors

  • Astakhov, Viktor P., PSMi, USA
  • Lopez de Lacalle, Luis Norberto, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Editorial Board Members

  • Abrão, Alexandre, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
  • António, Conceição, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Bianchi, Eduardo, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil
  • Chen, Mingjun, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Cheng, Kai, Brunel University, UK
  • Chou, Kevin, The University of Alabama, USA
  • Di Ilio, Antoniomaria, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Gaitonde, V.N., B.V.B College of Engineering and Technology, India
  • Grzesik, Wit., Technical University of Opole, Poland
  • Hocheng, Hong, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Jain, V.K., (Prof. Retired, I.I.T. Kanpur, India) Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India
  • Kim, Dave (Dae-Wook), Washington State University, USA
  • Kishawy, H. A., University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Koshy, Philip, McMaster University, Canada
  • Li, Xiaoping, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Littlefair, Guy, Deakin University, Australia
  • Martin, Patrick, ENSAM - Technopole de Metz, France
  • Martins, Paulo A. F., Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Micari, F., DTMPIG - University of Palermo, Italy
  • Molinari, Alain, University of Metz, France
  • Mourão, António, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Outeiro, J. C., Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal
  • Özel, Tugrul, Rutgers University, USA
  • Pei, Z.J., Kansas State University, USA
  • Quiza, Ramón, University of Matanzas, Cuba
  • Ramulu, M., University of Washington, USA
  • Rech, Joël, Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), France
  • Umbrello, Domenico, Università della Calabria, Italy
  • Vaxevanidis, N.M., School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
  • Vijayarangan, S., PSG College of Technology, India
  • Vosniakos, G.-C., National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Wang, Jun, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Wang, Lihui, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Yan, Jiwang, Keio University, Japan
  • Zhang, Liangchi, University of New South Wales, Australia


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