Explanation of the key theories in metal cutting from Seco
Seco Tools’ education and training resources for metal cutting professionals is extended by a new, comprehensive book written by engineering guru Jan-Eric Stahl, Professor of Production Materials Engineering at Lund University (Sweden).
A new, authoritative book that provides a unique overview and explanation of the key theories in metal cutting and how they can and should be applied in practice has been published by Seco Tools.
The book titled ‘Metal Cutting: Theories and Models’ will be of particular interest to manufacturing professionals (especially users of cutting tools), teachers of metal cutting courses, Masters and PhD students and indeed anyone with a keen interest in wanting to know more about the foundations and best practice models for metal cutting
The author, Jan-Eric Stahl, Professor of Production Materials Engineering at Lund University (Sweden), commenting on his rationale behind writing the book says:
'Knowledge and understanding of metal cutting has, until now, been fragmented. My intention in writing the book was to bring all of these disparate strands together.'
Professor Stahl has worked closely with Seco for many years, and has played a pivotal role in educating company employees (at home and overseas) on metal cutting.
The book is an important addition to Seco’s Technical Education Programmes (STEP), which provide professionals and specialists in the metal cutting industry with in-depth education and training in efficient and effective cutting tool application and use.
Although Professor Stahl describes his book as being more 'theoretical than practical', there is much for the practitioner to digest in its pages.
Professor Stahl concludes:
'The book explains in detail interrelated issues such as mechanical forces, temperatures and tribological loads – and how, through greater understanding of these phenomena and their interaction with each other, improved tool geometry design and cutting tool manufacture (including the choice of tooling materials), can be achieved.'
Copies of Professor Stahl’s book are available from Seco Tools (UK).