Importance of Temperature in Metal Cutting and Its Proper Measurement/Modeling

  • Viktor P. AstakhovEmail author
  • Jose Outeiro
Part of the Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology book series (MFMT)


This chapter reveals the modern objective of metal cutting processes as increased productivity of multiple machining operations. It is discussed that the only feasible option to increase productivity is increasing the cutting speed. The chapter further analyzed the known attempt to increase the cutting speed showing that the cutting temperature is the major constraint in such an endeavor. It is explained the notion of the optimal cutting temperature explaining that its wide acceptance is limited by lack of a physical explanation of its nature. The physical essence of the optimal cutting temperature is revealed. The place where the temperature in metal cutting should be measured is explained. The basic methods of measuring temperatures in metal cutting are discussed. Infrared measuring technology is explained in details including its physical principle, advantages and limitations, and use of very short-wave cameras.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General Motors Business Unit of PSMiOkemosUSA
  2. 2.LaBoMaPArts et Metiers ParisTechClunyFrance

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