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Metal Cutting Theory

New Perspectives and New Approaches

  • Discusses non-Euclidian geometry and its application to metal cutting

  • Applies nonlinear science/complexity to machining

  • Written by a leading expert in metal cutting theory


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

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About this book


This book summarizes the author’s lifetime achievements, offering new perspectives and approaches in the field of metal cutting theory and its applications. The topics discussed include Non-Euclidian Geometry of Cutting Tools, Non-free Cutting Mechanics and Non-Linear Machine Tool Dynamics, applying non-linear science/complexity to machining, and all the achievements and their practical significance have been theoretically proved and experimentally verified.


Non-Euclidian Geometry of Cutting Tools Non-Free Cutting Mechanics Non-Linear Machine Tool Dynamics complex machining Metal cutting mechanics Metal cutting practice

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  1. 1.OttawaCanada

About the authors

Hanmin Shi is a world expert on machining and machine tools with special expertise in the areas metal cutting theory and its applications, including Non-Euclidian Geometry of Cutting Tools, Non-Free Cutting Mechanics and Non-Linear Machine Tool Dynamics. During his career he has held research and professorial appointments at universities in the UK, USA, China and Japan. Professor Shi has published more than 300 papers, 13 books (in Chinese) and two translated books.

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