133. Machinability Investigations of Fibre Reinforced Magnesium

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Klaus Weinert and
  2. Matthias Lange

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch133

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Weinert, K. and Lange, M. (2003) Machinability Investigations of Fibre Reinforced Magnesium, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch133

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Machining Technology, University of Dortmund, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • machinability investigations;
  • fibre reinforced magnesium;
  • metal matrix composites (MMC)

Summary

The need for metal matrix composites (MMC) as a material for lightweight constructions has arisen, due to the efforts by the automobile industry to achieve lower fuel consumption. MMCs generally consist of a light-metal matrix and reinforcing particles and/ or fibres. Reinforced light metals with short fibres and/ or particles allow us to adapt more exactly the workpiece material properties to later requirements. But the machinability of MMC is influenced in a negative way by the abrasive reinforcements. There is an increasing trend in the automobile industry to use these materials for various parts.