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Machine Tools for High Performance Machining

  • L.N. López de Lacalle
  • A. Lamikiz
  • Describes in depth the various aspects of machine structure, machine elements and control, and their application


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. L. Norberto López de Lacalle, Aitzol Lamikiz
    Pages 1-45
  3. Juanjo Zulaika, Francisco Javier Campa
    Pages 47-73
  4. Joaquim de Ciurana, Guillem Quintana, Francisco Javier Campa
    Pages 75-127
  5. Aitor Olarra, Luis Uriarte, Ismael Ruiz de Argandoña
    Pages 129-158
  6. José Ramón Alique, Rodolfo Haber
    Pages 159-218
  7. Aitzol Lamikiz, L. Norberto López de Lacalle, Ainhoa Celaya
    Pages 219-260
  8. Rafael Lizarralde, Ander Azkarate, Oier Zelaieta
    Pages 261-278
  9. Rafael Lizarralde, Jesús Ángel Marañón, Alberto Mendikute, Harkaitz Urreta
    Pages 279-305
  10. José Antonio Sánchez, Naiara Ortega
    Pages 307-333
  11. Oscar Altuzarra, Alfonso Hernández, Yon San Martín, Josu Larrañaga
    Pages 335-368
  12. Luis Uriarte, Josu Eguía, Fernando Egaña
    Pages 369-397
  13. Justino Fernández Díaz, Mikel Arizmendi
    Pages 399-420
  14. Ciro A. Rodríguez, Horacio Ahuett
    Pages 421-435
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 437-442

About this book


Machine tools are the main production factor for many industrial applications, in important sectors such as the automotive and aeronautical industry, precision parts, human implants, and mechanical construction. Recent developments in new motion devices and numerical control have lead to considerable technological improvements in machine tools. The use of five-axis machining centers has also spread, resulting in reductions in set-up and lead times. As a consequence, feed rates, cutting speed and chip section have increased, while accuracy and precision have improved as well. Additionally, new cutting tools have been developed, combining tough substrates, optimal geometries and wear resistant coatings. Today’s machines and machining processes are clearly very different to those of the past.

Machine Tools for High Performance Machining describes in depth several aspects of machine structures, machine elements and control, and application. The basics, models and functions of each aspect are explained by experts from both academia and industry. Postgraduates, researchers and end users will all find this book an essential reference.


Machine Elements Machine Tool Manufacturing Processes Removal Processes coating control cutting grinding kinematics machines machining manufacturing production

Editors and affiliations

  • L.N. López de Lacalle
    • 1
  • A. Lamikiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros IndustrialesUniversidad del País VascoBilbaoSpain

About the editors

L. N. López de Lacalle is a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, Spain.

A. Lamikiz also works in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, Spain.

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