The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) recently published three articles in a new, pioneering Manufacturing Engineering Research Digest series. Entitled "Performance-based Predictive Models and Optimization Methods for Turning Operations and Applications," covering tool wear, chip forms and cutting conditions in three parts, the papers were spearheaded by Professor I.S. Jawahir of the University of Kentucky (Lexington, Ky.) with academic and industrial coauthors, including Dr. R. Stevenson of the General Motors R&D Center (Warren, Mich.).
The Manufacturing Engineering Research Digest series aims to disseminate current research in a variety of manufacturing areas. The approach is to synthesize or digest manufacturing research to empower the practicing engineer toward innovative problem solving. The published papers are not intended to be historically and academically exhaustive reviews, but rather to present appropriate content that has potential industrial application.
The papers met rigorous academic review standards for content, citations and relevance to manufacturing researchers as well as passed critical evaluation by practicing manufacturing engineers. The papers also will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Processes, one of SME's two peer-reviewed research journals.
Professor Christopher A. Brown of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Mass.) championed the digest concept and oversaw the review process.
To obtain these articles:The articles are available free online for SME members and, for a limited time, free for nonmembers. For more information, please visit www.sme.organd use product identifications JP06WBD1, JP06WBD2 and JP06WBD3.
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