Chapter 2. Substitution of Ceramics for Conventional Tools

  1. William Smothers
  1. R. Komanduri

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320228.ch2

Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, 7/8

Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, 7/8

How to Cite

Komanduri, R. (1984) Substitution of Ceramics for Conventional Tools, in Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320228.ch2

Author Information

  1. General Electric Company Corporate Research & Dev. Schenectady, NY 12345

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374139

Online ISBN: 9780470320228

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Keywords:

  • ceramics;
  • cubic boron nitride;
  • molybdenum;
  • tungsten carbide tools;
  • metal-cutting industry

Summary

Is there a need to replace a conventional tool materials containing strategic minerals, such as W, Ta, and Co, with ceramics? What means are available to overcome the limitations of ceramics so as to take advantage of their potential for increasing productivity? The paper addresses these issues.