Mechanics of Machining

Investigators in the metal cutting field have attempted to develop an analysis of cutting process which gives a clear understanding of the mechanism involved and which enables the prediction of the important cutting parameters, without the need for empirical testing. Since most practical cutting operations are geometrically complex, we shall first consider the simple case of orthogonal cutting (i.e., cutting with the cutting edge perpendicular to the relative velocity between work and tool), and extend the theories to more complicated processes.