Title: Editorial: tribology at the forefront of study and research on metal cutting

Authors: Viktor P. Astakhov

Addresses: General Motors Business Unit of Production, Service Management Inc (PSMi), 1255 Beach Ct., Saline, MI 48176, USA

Abstract: A clear distinction of the metal cutting tribology and a short description of the author’s personal vision on the place, role and importance of this field of knowledge are presented. As discussed, a great amount of this energy required by the cutting system for its existence is spent over the tribological interfaces in metal cutting, namely, on the tool-chip, tool-workpiece and chip-workpiece interfaces. System specifics of metal cutting tribology are discussed. This paper sets the objectives and direction for the future work on metal cutting tribology. This paper highlights the major features of the current Special Issue.

Keywords: metal cutting tribology; tribological interfaces; cutting energy; cutting process optimisation; cutting systems; efficiency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2007.015490

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 2007 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.309 - 315

Published online: 19 Oct 2007 *

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