Metal and Bone Drilling - The Thermal Aspects

  • Albert J. Shih
  • Bruce L. Tai
  • Rui Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Albert J. Shih, Bruce L. Tai, Rui Li
    Pages 1-19
  3. Albert J. Shih, Bruce L. Tai, Rui Li
    Pages 21-50
  4. Albert J. Shih, Bruce L. Tai, Rui Li
    Pages 77-93
  5. Albert J. Shih, Bruce L. Tai, Rui Li
    Pages 117-131
  6. Albert J. Shih, Bruce L. Tai, Rui Li
    Pages 133-147
  7. Albert J. Shih, Bruce L. Tai, Rui Li
    Pages 149-162
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 163-165

About this book


This book introduces state-of-the-art experimental and numerical methods and examples for evaluating the drilling performance of engineering and biological materials, particularly in thermal aspects. The authors use a common pathway to present the technological and analytical methods for both industry (metal) drilling and orthopaedic surgery (bone) drilling research, making this book a resource for both industrial and clinical readers who wish to understand the evolution of technologies, techniques, and challenges in drilling. The authors also focus on advanced engineering materials, such as titanium alloys and high-strength cast irons, which have broad applications in the automotive, aerospace, medical device, and sports industries. This book is a must-read for a broad audience, including engineering students in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses that involve machining processes; for surgery residents, fellows, and practicing surgeons; and for engineers in the medical device industry who develop new bone cutting tools.

  • Bridges the knowledge on drilling from the manufacturing industry to healthcare;
  • Covers the experimental and modeling aspects of drilling thermal analysis;
  • Includes experimental studies that contain parameters and data that emulate practical production and clinical drilling.


Metal drilling Bone drilling Drilling thermal analysis Minimum quantity lubrication Flood cooling Ti-6Al-4V drilling Drill bit temperature Thermal stress Thermal expansion in MQL drilling Cast iron drilling MQL conditions Thermal damage in bone drilling Surgical drilling tools

Authors and affiliations

  • Albert J. Shih
    • 1
  • Bruce L. Tai
    • 2
  • Rui Li
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.China Aerospace Science and Technology CorporationBeijingChina

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