Cutting Theory and Chip Morphology

  • B. F. von Turkovich
Part of the Chapman and Hall Advanced Industrial Technology Series book series (AITS)


Machining is a mechanical process where excess material from a workpiece can be removed by cutting action to produce a part of specified geometrical shape and surface finish. Machining can be performed on virtually all solid materials even though the term commonly applies to the cutting of metals and alloys, less frequently to plastics and wood, and rarely to other solid substances (rocks, composites, etc.).


Shear Zone Chip Thickness Shear Plane Rake Angle Contact Length 
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© Chapman and Hall 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. F. von Turkovich
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  1. 1.University of VermontUSA

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