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Machining

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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 Refractory Metals

By
Harry E. Chandler
Harry E. Chandler
ASM International
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Published:
1989
Page range:
858 - 869

Abstract

This article describes various machining techniques of refractory metals, namely, niobium, molybdenum, tantalum, and tungsten. These include turning, boring, trepanning, reaming, milling, tapping, drilling, and sawing. Parameters for the machining of the refractory metals are also tabulated. In addition, the article provides information on cutting fluids and tools that are used in machining of the refractory metals as well as on the safety precautions to be followed in the machining process.

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Harry E. Chandler, 1989. "Machining of Refractory Metals", Machining, ASM Handbook Committee

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