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International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology


Special Issue on: "Experimental and Numerical Studies on Machinability of Materials"

Guest Editor: Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

The word "machinability" refers to the relative ease with which a given material (or group the materials) can be machined using appropriate tooling and cutting parameters. Several criteria are used to evaluate machinability, the most important being (i) tool life or tool wear rates (ii) cutting forces or power consumption (iii) surface finish, (iv) limiting rate of metal removal and (v) chip shape. However, machinability is affected by the properties (mechanical and physical) of the work material, tool material, machine tool, part, fixture, cutting fluid and cutting parameters. For this reason, any improvement in the technical capability of predicting machinability is very important for modern manufacturing industries.

Articles with computational and optimisation methods applied to the machinability of materials are welcome for this special issue, as well articles on the machinability of advanced materials and composites. The issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to experimental and numerical approaches for the machinability of materials (turning, milling, drilling, grinding, high speed machining, advanced machining processes, etc.) of metal alloys, ceramics, composites and related materials.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following materials:
  • Carbon and low alloys steels
  • Free cutting steels
  • Alloy steels and heat-treatments
  • Cast iron
  • Stainless steels
  • Powder metallurgy steels
  • Copper, brass and other copper alloys
  • Nickel and nickel alloys
  • Aluminium and aluminium alloys
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Titanium and titanium alloys
  • Metal matrix composites
  • Polymers and polymeric matrix composites
  • Ceramics and ceramic matrix composites
  • Wood and MDF materials

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 31 October 2007