Best Reference Books – Theory of Metal Cutting

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Theory of Metal Cutting subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Theory of Metal Cutting along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Theory of Metal Cutting subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Theory of Metal Cutting" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Fundamentals of Metal Cutting and Machine Tools” by B L Juneja and G S Sekhon

“Fundamentals of Metal Cutting and Machine Tools” Book Review: The book provides a comprehensive coverage of metal machining technology. It covers topics such as machining processes, machine tools, metal cutting theory and cutting tools etc. It also sheds lights on various other concepts such as numerical control, computer-aided manufacture and non-conventional processes. The book also elaborates on underlying principles of machine tool vibration, surface integrity and machining economics. The theory is supplemented with data on cutting speeds, feeds and tool geometry for various operations, examples, figures and photographs. The book can benefit engineering students in mechanical, production, textile engineering and related fields.

2. “Metal Cutting Principles” by M C Shaw

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“Metal Cutting Principles” Book Review: The book discusses the major problem areas of metal cutting during the production of mechanical components. The coverage of the book includes analysis of the basic two-dimensional cutting process, three-dimensional examples, cutting temperatures, tool wear, tool life, and the integrity of the finished surface, machining economics and process optimization, physical and chemical conditions that occur during cutting etc. The book can serve as a ready reference for engineering students in mechanical engineering and related fields. It can also cater to the needs of practicing engineers.

3. “Metal Cutting and Tool Design” by Dr B J Ranganth

“Metal Cutting and Tool Design” Book Review: The book presents elaborate discussions on the underlying principles of metal cutting and tool design. The coverage of the book includes topics such as Mechanics of metal cutting, Study of cutting force, Heat in metal cutting, Tool wear, Tool failure, Tool life, Tool materials, Cutting Fluids, Economics of machining, Cutting Tool Design-single point, drill, milling cutter, broach, Cutting tool manufacturing etc. There are separate chapters dedicated to the discussions on Computer aided temperature and stress analysis in Cutting Tool, Gear Cutting tools, Design of reamer, Thread cutting tools etc. The book makes use of numerous illustrations and figures for better understanding.

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4. “Metal Cutting : Theory And Practice” by BHattacharya N
5. “Metal Cutting Theory and Practice” by David A Stephenson

“Metal Cutting Theory and Practice” Book Review: The textbook deals with the theory of metal cutting. The coverage of the book includes metal cutting operations, machine tools, cutting tools, toolholders and workholders, mechanics of cutting, machining process analysis, machining dynamics, cutting fluids, machining economics and optimization etc. The chapters are supplemented with numerous examples and problem exercises for better understanding and exhaustive practice. References are also provided for further study. Abundant numbers of figures and diagrams are given for clear delivery of theory.

6. “Application of Metal Cutting Theory” by Fryderyk E Gorczyca

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“Application of Metal Cutting Theory” Book Review: This textbook focuses on the applications of metal cutting theory. The intended audience must have some background in basics of metal cutting and an idea about the fundamental principles. The book is clear, concise and a quick bite with just five chapters in total. The coverage of the book spans over topics such as economic considerations, cutting process, cutting tool materials, mechanics of cutting process, tool wear and affiliated production costs. Plenty of examples are provided within the text to illustrate mathematical treatments and applications. Summary and problem exercises are provided at the end of every chapter for better hold on the concepts.

7. “Metal Machining: Theory and Applications” by K Maekawa and T Obikawa

“Metal Machining: Theory and Applications” Book Review: This textbook addresses both theory and applications of metal-shaping process in industries. The book covers the fundamental principles and concepts with discussions on topics such as overview of the development of metal machining and its role in the current industrial environment and then moves on to cover other advanced concepts like simulation and process control. The book covers both theory and practical applications with numerous practical problems. The book can be of great use for undergraduate as well as postgraduate engineering students pursuing a major in metal cutting or related fields. The book can also serve as an essential guide for practicing engineers.

8. “On the Use of Potential Theory for Thermal Modeling in Metal Cutting” by Matthias Brockmann

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“On the Use of Potential Theory for Thermal Modeling in Metal Cutting” Book Review: The book discusses the significance of Evolving temperature distributions in metal cutting. It covers both theory and analytical models to predict temperature fields to a sufficient degree. It follows a mathematical approach to deal with methodologies for thermal modeling based on potential functions. This can provide readers with practical ideas about metal cutting. The coverage of the book includes chapters such as Panel Method Approach, Elementary Solutions Approach, Model Validation, and Comparison to Other Modelling Approaches, Summary and Outlook etc. The approach of this text is clear, concise and result oriented.

9. “Metal Cutting Principles” by Shaw

“Metal Cutting Principles” Book Review: The book discusses the major problem areas of metal cutting during the production of mechanical components. The coverage of the book includes analysis of the basic two-dimensional cutting process, three-dimensional examples, cutting temperatures, Mechanics of Steady State, Modeling of Chip Formation, Shear Stress in Cutting, Complex Tools, machining economics and process optimization, etc. It is updated with new questions and problem exercises to deal with present challenges. The book can serve as ready reference for engineering students in mechanical engineering and related fields. It can also cater to the needs of practicing engineers.

10. “Metal Cutting” by Wright

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“Metal Cutting” Book Review: The book puts forward elaborate discussions on the various concepts, principles, information, changes and applications of metal cutting theory. The coverage of the book includes generation of heat and distribution of temperature in the cutting tool, developments in tool materials and industrial practice, structure, properties, and performance of newly developed ceramic tool materials and tool coatings, machinability of alloys, calcium deoxidized steels and their improved machinability, machining, tool making etc. The book expands on design based approaches according to the industrial applications. The book can benefit students in mechanical engineering, metallurgy, manufacturing and related fields. It can also serve as a ready reference for practicing engineers.

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