Chapter 1. Ceramic Cutting Tools

  1. William Smothers
  1. S. J. Burden

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470318768.ch1

Proceedings of the 10th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 10th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Burden, S. J. (1982) Ceramic Cutting Tools, in Proceedings of the 10th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470318768.ch1

Author Information

  1. Carboloy Systems Dept., General Electric Co. P.O. Box 237, Detroit, MI 48232

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373965

Online ISBN: 9780470318768

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Keywords:

  • ceramic;
  • environment;
  • catastrophic;
  • techniques;
  • geometries

Summary

The types of ceramics that have usefulness as cutting tools are presented, as well as an overview of the properties needed in a cutting-tool material. The advantages and disadvantates of ceramic tools are examined, and the specific application areas for each type of commercial ceramic tool are discussed. The development of tougher ceramics is reviewed, and the properties of some advanced ceramic materials are summarized.