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Machining

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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ASM International
Volume
16
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-188-7
Publication date:
1989
Book Chapter

Machining of Nickel and Nickel Alloys

By
R.W. Breitzig
R.W. Breitzig
Revising author
INCO Alloys International
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Published:
1989
Page range:
835 - 843

Abstract

Nickel-base alloys can be machined by techniques that are used for iron-base alloys. This article discusses the effects of distortion and microstructure on the machinability of nickel alloys. It tabulates the classification of nickel alloys based on machining characteristics. The article describes the machining operations performed on nickel alloys, such as turning, planing and shaping, broaching, reaming, drilling, tapping and threading, milling, sawing, and grinding. It provides information on the cutting fluids used in the machining of nickel alloys. The article also analyzes nontraditional machining methods that are suitable for shaping high-temperature, high-strength nickel alloys. These include electrochemical machining, electron beam machining, and laser beam machining.

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R.W. Breitzig, 1989. "Machining of Nickel and Nickel Alloys", Machining, ASM Handbook Committee

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