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RESEARCH PAPERS: Machine Tools—Systems

Metal Cutting Machine Tool Design—A Review

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S. B. Rao

National Center for Advanced Drivetrain Technologies, Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, P. O. Box 30, State College, PA 16804-0030

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 119(4B), 713-716 (Nov 01, 1997) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2836814 History: Received October 01, 1996; Online January 17, 2008

Abstract

This paper reviews the key developments in the area of metal cutting machine tool design over the last three decades, from a very practical perspective. While defining the drivers of machine tool design as higher productivity and higher accuracy, this paper examines the advances in design from the needs of these two drivers.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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