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ASM Handbook

Cast Iron Science and Technology

Edited by
Doru M. Stefanescu
Doru M. Stefanescu
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ASM International
Volume
1A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-179-5
Publication date:
2017
Book Chapter

Machining

By
Simon N. Lekakh
Simon N. Lekakh
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dika Handayani
Dika Handayani
Pennsylvania State University
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Michael E. Finn
Michael E. Finn
Finn Metalworking and Cutting Solutions
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Published:
2017
Page range:
319 - 334
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

Machining of cast iron involves removing metal from the cast part, usually by cutting with a power-driven machine tool. This article discusses the factors that influence machinability, the methods used to evaluate machinability of cast irons, the effects of cast iron microstructure on cutting tool life, and the importance of as-cast surface integrity on the machining variation. It presents examples of cutting tool materials selection for different cast iron grades, and describes the effects of coolants on the machining of cast irons. A chart showing different cutting materials and cutting speed ranges for selected iron-carbon alloys is also presented. Different types of cutting tool wear observed during turning are schematically illustrated.

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Simon N. Lekakh, Dika Handayani, Michael E. Finn, 2017. "Machining", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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