Materials and Manufacturing Processes (MATER MANUF PROCESS)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

Materials and Manufacturing Processes deals with issues that result in better utilization of raw materials and energy, integration of design and manufacturing activities requiring the invention of suitable new manufacturing processes and techniques, unmanned production dependent on efficient and reliable control of various processes including intelligent processing, introduction of new materials in industrial production necessitating new manufacturing process technology, and more. Information is offered in various formats, including research articles, letter reports, review articles, conference papers, applied research, book and conference reviews, patent reports, and entire issues devoted to symposia.

Current impact factor: 1.63

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.629
2013 Impact Factor 1.486
2012 Impact Factor 1.297
2011 Impact Factor 1.058
2010 Impact Factor 0.802
2009 Impact Factor 0.968
2008 Impact Factor 0.706
2007 Impact Factor 0.612
2006 Impact Factor 0.606
2005 Impact Factor 0.536
2004 Impact Factor 0.472
2003 Impact Factor 0.25
2002 Impact Factor 0.228
2001 Impact Factor 0.288
2000 Impact Factor 0.248
1999 Impact Factor 0.202
1998 Impact Factor 0.176

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.53
Cited half-life 4.40
Immediacy index 0.18
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.26
Website Materials and Manufacturing Processes website
Other titles Materials and manufacturing processes (Online)
ISSN 1042-6914
OCLC 45552471
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: In recent years, Magnetic Abrasive Finishing (MAF) has become a reliable unconventional technology among researchers in industries due to need for the surface roughness reduction in metals. In this study, experiments based on influential parameters in the MAF process including rotational speed, working gap, and abrasive particle size were designed and conducted in the full factorial method in order to achieve the optimum parameters in finishing of steel AISI 321. A combination of Silicon Carbide (SiC), iron (Fe), and oil (SAE40) was utilised as magnetic abrasive tool. Prior to the experiments, the surface of the workpiece was abraded to the lowest value of roughness in order to obtain accurate results through the procedure. In general, the results indicate that the parameters of working gap, rotational speed, and abrasive particle size influence the surface roughness from the most to the least respectively. Indeed, the minimum surface roughness is obtained through working gap of 1 mm, workpiece rotational speed of 500 rpm, and abrasive particle size of 100mesh, with 50 percent improvement compared to initial surface roughness. Finally, the more involved parameters deviate from optimum values, the worse results are obtained compared with optimum acquired consequences.
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    ABSTRACT: Zinc sulfide (ZnS) films are doped with low copper concentrations by the chemical bath deposition (CBD) technique on glass substrates. The basic chemical bath contains ZnSO4, KOH, NH4NO3 and thiourea as chemical reagents. Different volumes of a copper chloride solution (0.004 M) were included into the basic solution for doping. Doped films were deposited in a chemical solution at 363 K and deposition times from 30 to 90 min. The chemical solution and films present changes, from pale to dark-brown on their color when the Cu doping is increased. The bandgap energy of the undoped and doped films ranged from 3.68 to 3.72 eV, meanwhile the crystalline structure suffers an amorphization with doping. The Cu-doped of ZnS was verified with the photoluminescence technique.
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    ABSTRACT: Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) is an acclaimed non-conventional machining process that is used for machining of hard or geometrically complex and electrically conductive materials which are extremely difficult to machine by conventional methods. One of the foremost demerits of this process is its very low material removal rate (MRR). For this, researchers have proposed some modifications like; providing rotational motion to the tool or workpiece, mixing of conducting fine powders (such as SiC, Cr, Al, graphite etc.) in the dielectric, providing vibrations to either the tool or the workpiece etc.The present research examines how the MRR and TWR vary with the variation in the tool rotation speed and what are their effects on the surface integrity of the workpiece. Results obtained clearly indicate that the tool rotation significantly improves the MRR up to 49%. Moreover, the average surface finish also gets improved by around 9–10% while using the rotational tool EDM. Due to the tool rotation the recast layer thickness is less for the rotary EDM as compared with the stationary tool EDM process. Furthermore, the micro-cracking on the re-casted surface of the workpiece is also less for the rotary tool EDM as compared with the stationary tool EDM.
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, Co-based laser cladding coatings reinforced by multiple phases were fabricated on titanium alloy. Co42 Co-based self-fluxing alloy, B4C and CeO2 mixed powders were used as the precursor materials. The coatings were mainly comprised of γ-Co/Ni, CoTi2, CoTi, NiTi, TiC, Cr7C3, TiB2, and TiB phases. A typical TiB2/Cr7C3/TiC composite structure was picked out. It was found that CeO2 did not influence the phase types of the coating significantly, but was effective in refining the microstructure and enhancing the microhardness and dry sliding wear resistance. Compared with the Ti-6Al-4 V titanium alloy, the microhardness and wear resistance of the composite coatings were enhanced by 3.44-4.21 times and 14.26-16.87 times, respectively.
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    ABSTRACT: Drilling is an inevitable machining technique that facilitates the assembly of composite parts. Drilling with the traditional tools causes significant damage to the composite parts. The forces which are produced during drilling are mostly accountable for the damage or rejection of the parts. Therefore, the main aim of the present investigation is to reduce the forces and subsequent damage that is induced during drilling operation. Thus, new tool geometry has been conceptualized, designed, developed, and implemented to investigate the drilling behavior of sisal-epoxy and nettle-epoxy laminates. A comparative analysis has been made to compare the performance of the developed tool with the widely used twist drill. The performance has been compared based on the forces and associated drilling induced damage. It was found that the developed tool geometry gives better results than the traditional twist drill in terms of minimization of forces and damage as well.
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    ABSTRACT: Austempering conditions such as temperature and time and their influence on austempered ductile iron machinability were analyzed. Austenitization at 910°C for 90 minutes and austempering into molten salt bath at 300°C, 360°C and 420°C for 30, 60 and 90 minutes each were performed. Microstructures were analyzed by optical microscopy and hardness measurements. Samples were further machined in a lathe for machinability tests. The lathe was instrumented considering power and cutting time, and machinability evaluation performed referring to cutting force and material removal. Microstructures at 300°C for 30 minutes showed ausferrite with retained austenite and martensite. Retained austenite decreased and acicular ferrite sheaves appeared at 60 minute austempering time. Mixed bainite was also present at 90 minute austempering. Ausferrite and retained austenite were observed in all austempering periods at 360 °C, whereas at 420°C only bainite and fine pearlite was present. Hardness increased with increasing temperature at 30 minute austempering and decreased with increasing time. However, an exception was observed at 420°C. The highest machinability performance was achieved at 360°C at 60 minute austempering, and the lowest performance at 420°C at 90 minute austempering.
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    ABSTRACT: This article deals with finite element (FE) analysis incorporating deposition stress effects to determine the optimal cutting speed interval, Vinterval, and evaluate the effects of cutting speed on the interface behavior of diamond-coated tools in machining of AA356-T6 aluminum alloy. A model for predicting the Vinterval limited through the lower, Vlower, and upper, Vupper, cutting speeds is also presented. The results show that the deposition process causes high residual stress around the round edge on the coating side. When machining load corresponding to the speed interval is applied, the residual stress on the coating side is decreased at the Vupper.
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    ABSTRACT: Rotary ultrasonic machining (RUM) is a mechanical type non-traditional hybrid machining process which has been utilized potentially to machine a wide range of latest and difficult-to-machine materials, including ductile, hard and brittle, ceramics, composites, etc. In RUM, basic material removal phenomenon of ultrasonic machining and conventional diamond grinding amalgamates together and results into higher material removal rate, improved hole accuracy with superior surface finish. In the current article, several investigations carried out in the domain of RUM for enormous materials have been critically reviewed and reported. It also highlights several experimental and theoretical ensues of RUM to improve the process outcomes and it is reported that process performance can be substantially improved by making the right selection of machine, diamond tooling, material and operating parameters. In recent years, various investigators have explored umpteen ways to enhance the RUM process performance by probing the different factors that influence the quality attributes. Among various accessible modifications in RUM as employed in industries, rotary ultrasonic drilling is more strongly established as compared to other versions such as rotary ultrasonic side milling, face milling, grinding, surface texturing etc. The micro machining applications of RUM have also been discussed briefly. The final section of this paper confers about RUM developments and outlines the aspects for future research.
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    ABSTRACT: Polymethyl Methacrylate is widely used as substrate material for optical fabrication in infrared and visual applications. The single point diamond turning being one of the deterministic precision machining technologies needs to be explored for the manufacturing of the optical components as it is capable of providing the required characteristics such as accuracy, quality, repeatability etc. Therefore, it becomes imperative to study the role of influential factors in affecting the machining characteristics of PMMA. The present work is an experimental outcome of precision deterministic machining of PMMA with SPDT. The five input factors depth of cut, tool overhang, tool nose radius, rotational speed of spindle and cutting feed rate are considered for machining a flat profile. Surface roughness-Ra, waviness error-Wa and profile error-Pt are three output parameters. The process is optimized individually for Ra, Wa and Pt by Taguchi method. Subsequently Ra, Wa and Pt are optimized simultaneously by grey relation to obtain an optimal solution which identifies rotational speed of the spindle, depth of cut and cutting feed rate as significant parameters. Ra as 11.9 nm, Wa as 0.0289 µm and Pt as 0.285 µm are obtained as minimum values. Effect of coolant on transmission of light is also studied.
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we describe the development of a multi-tooth tool to fabricate continuous, slim aluminum fibers of an equivalent diameter of under 100 µm. Following an analysis of the process of the fabrication of aluminum fibers, we designed a geometric cutting model of the multi-tooth tool with a large inclination as well as the mechanism to form continuous, slim aluminum fibers. We conducted experiments to determine the influence of process parameters on the surface topography and the equivalent diameter of the aluminum fiber. We obtained the continuous, slim aluminum fibers with a micro-fin structure when the cutting speed, cutting depth and feed rate were in the ranges of 0.08–0.18 mm, 5–15 m/min and 0.1–0.2 mm/r, respectively. We found that the equivalent diameter of the aluminum fiber gradually increased with decreasing cutting speed, and increasing feed rate and cutting depth. Moreover, the result of a composition analysis indicated that the generated cutting heat had a minimal effect on the oxidation of the aluminum fiber.
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    ABSTRACT: In order to improve the wettability between Al melt and B4C ceramic preform during fabricating B4C/Al composites by pressureless infiltration technique, trace amount of Ti particulates with high melting point was added into the starting materials as infiltration inducer. A simple and cost-effective method, metal-assisted pressureless infiltration technique, was developed to fabricate light-weight B4C/Al composites. The microstructure, phases and mechanical behavior of B4C/Al composites were characterized by SEM, XRD and mechanical property test. The density of the as-fabricated B4C/Al composites was about 2.75 g/cm3 and the relative density of this kind of composites was over 97%. The as-fabricated B4C/Al composites exhibited rather well wear resistance. The flexural and compressive strengths of the as-fabricated B4C/Al composites were about 200 MPa and 670 MPa, respectively.
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    ABSTRACT: The present work developed a two-step thermal cycling technique for processing of fine grained pure copper for improved properties. This included initial annealing of specimens followed by heavy cold rolling and a series of heating and cooling cycles. The study investigated the important microstructural changes occurring in the cold deformed grains in the absence of phase transformations. A major interest of the present research was to closely describe the effect of thermal cycling parameters on the recrystallization and grain growth kinetics for processing of fine grained structure. The study determined the optimum values of process parameters for the developed thermal cycling route including the extent of cold deformation, annealing temperatures, holding periods, and the number of thermal cycles. The thermal cycling process produced closely distributed fine grains with bi-modal microstructure leading to increased hardness and strength without any significant loss in electrical conductivity.
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    ABSTRACT: Electro-discharge deposition (EDD) process is one of the newly developing, non-lithographic additive manufacturing methods to fabricate 3D micro products. The advantage of the EDD process is that, 3D micro components can be manufactured from materials, which are electrically conductive in nature. In this paper a comprehensive attempt to develop a thermo physical model for single discharge deposition process has been reported. Experiments are designed and conducted by central composite designs (CCD) and the obtained results are compared with simulation results. Parametric analysis is carried out to study the effects of EDD process parameters like current, pulse on time and duty factor on height, width and weight of deposition. The objective of this research work is to simulate and predict the material deposition mechanism of EDD process in a single pulse. Simulation results are compared with experimental results and it is found that, the developed model can predict results which are closer to experimental results. It is concluded from the results that the thermo physical model can be further modified to establish EDD process with optimum process parameters.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Materials and Manufacturing Processes
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract: Pyrolytic carbon (PyC) is extremely biocompatible with high directional strength and unique directional thermal conductivity. PyC is used in biomedical devices like cardiovascular implants and finger prosthesis. Micro features on PyC have been proven as performance driving agents in many cases. This work is focused on micro-EDM characterization of PyC to understand the effect of material/thermal anisotropy on the process response. An L9 Taguchi design of experiments has been performed to analyze the effect of gap voltage, capacitance and frequency on the MRR, surface quality and dimensional accuracy. MRR increases by 16% with vibration in AB plane machining. In C plane the effect of vibration on MRR is not favorable. MRR reduces by 56% if the machining plane changes from AB to C due to the lower thermal conductivity along C. Surface roughness decreases by an order of magnitude if machining plane changes from AB to C. 65 nm surface roughness has been achieved in C plane under certain conditions. The error in dimensional accuracy in C plane is 46% lower than AB plane. EDS shows non-contaminated machined surface. Finally, micro-EDM process has been used to create micro-features in PyC, which could potentially improve/alter the desired surface quality. Keywords: electrode discharge machining, pyrolytic-graphite, micro-features, micro-machining
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Materials and Manufacturing Processes
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    ABSTRACT: Multifunctional metal composite yarns made of crisscross-section polyester (CSP), antibacterial nylon (AN), and stainless steel wires (SSW) were manufactured using a hollow spindle spinning machine. The core yarn, the inner wrapped yarn, and the outer wrapped yarns were SSW, AN, and CSP, respectively. Process parameters such as wrapping material content obviously influenced the tenacity, elongation, and surface morphology properties of the manufactured multifunctional metal composite yarns. These yarns were then woven into fabrics using a rapier loom. Woven fabric WC-8 was evaluated in terms of its mechanical properties, antibacterial activity, and electromagnetic shielding effectiveness (EMSE). Results showed that the use of SSW and AN in the metal composite yarns improved the antibacterial and EMSE of the woven fabric. Thus, these metal composite woven fabrics can be used in manufacturing personal protective clothing to protect humans from electromagnetic radiation and bacterial cross-infection.
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    ABSTRACT: The influence of tool coating and material on the machinability of low-leaded brass alloys (Pb < 0.2%) was analyzed in external turning. Carbide tools with various coatings as well as polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tools were applied. As workpiece materials, three low-leaded brass alloys CuZn38As, CuZn42 and CuZn21Si3P were used. Their machining behavior was compared to the leaded (Pb < 3.32%) brass CuZn39Pb3. CuZn38As showed the worst machinability in terms of process forces, chip formation and workpiece quality. This is due to the high volume fraction of α -phase with face-centered cubic lattice structure. The machining problems were reduced by the use of tool coatings, in particular by a DLC coating. The latter is characterized by high hardness, diamond-like cubic-crystalline lattice structure and low chemical affinity to brass, which reduced friction in the secondary shear zone. CuZn42 exhibited an improved machinability compared to CuZn38As due to the lower volume fraction of α -phase. The positive influence of the tool coating was similar to CuZn38As. Main machining problem of CuZn21Si3P is tool wear because of the hard silicon-rich κ-phase. In tool life tests, PCD showed higher performance than uncoated and coated carbide tools due to its high abrasive wear resistance and low adhesion tendency.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Materials and Manufacturing Processes