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Geometry of Single-point Turning Tools and Drills

Fundamentals and Practical Applications


Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

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About this book


Tools for metal cutting have many shapes and features, each of which is described by its angles or geometries. The selection of the right cutting tool geometry is critical because it directly affects the integrity of the machined surface, tool life, power needed for machining, and thus the overall machining efficiency. Geometry of Single-Point Turning Tools and Drills outlines clear objectives of cutting tool geometry selection and optimization, using multiple examples to provide a thorough explanation.

The establishment of clear bridges between cutting theory, tool geometry, and shop practice, reveals individual and combined influences of the parameters of cutting tool geometry on cutting tool performance and on the outcomes of a machining operation. The three basic systems of considerations of tool geometry – namely, tool-in-hand, tool-in-machine (holder) and tool-in-use – are covered, and the transformations between these systems are established.

Geometry of Single-Point Turning Tools and Drills addresses several urgent problems that many present-day tool manufacturers, tool application specialists, and tool users, are facing. It is both a practical guide, offering useful, practical suggestions for the solution of common problems, and a useful reference on the most important aspects of cutting tool design, application, and troubleshooting practices.

Covering emerging trends in cutting tool design, cutting tool geometry, machining regimes, and optimization of machining operations, Geometry of Single-Point Turning Tools and Drills is an indispensable source of information for tool designers, manufacturing engineers, research workers, and students.

The Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing publishes the best teaching and reference material to support students, educators and practitioners in manufacturing technology and management. This international series includes advanced textbooks, research monographs, edited works and conference proceedings covering all subjects in advanced manufacturing. The series focuses on new topics of interest, new treatments of more traditional areas and coverage of the applications of information and communication technology (ICT) in manufacturing.


Metal Cutting Tool Design Tool Geometry Tool Optimization Tool Troubleshooting cutting machining manufacturing metal optimization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

About the authors

Viktor P. Astakhov has more than 30 years experience in metal cutting, cutting tool design, and tool implementation practice, in various industries. He is a professor of Michigan State University and Tool Research and Application Manager of the General Motors Unit of PSMi.

In 1983, he received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Tula Polytechnic University, Tula-Moscow, Russia, and has since won a number of awards for both his teaching and his research, including the SME James M. Beabers Lifetime Achievement Award. His main research interests include the theory of metal cutting and its applications; cutting tool design, assessment and optimization; machinability of materials; and new tool materials and coatings.

Among the books he has authored are: Tribology of Metal Cutting (2006), Physics of Strength and Fracture Control (2004), and Mechanics of Metal Cutting (1999). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Advances in Machining and Forming Operations.

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