Cryogenically assisted manufacturing processes are emerging as environmentally-benign, toxic-free, hazardless operations, producing functionally superior products. This paper presents an overview of major cryogenic manufacturing processes, summarizing the state-of-the-art and significant developments during the last few decades. It begins with a summary of historic perspectives, including definitions, scope, and proceeds to analysis of process mechanics and material performance covering tribological and thermo-mechanical interactions, followed by surface integrity, product quality and performance in cryogenic manufacturing. Process analysis and applications includes machining, forming and grinding. Economic, safety and health issues are then discussed. Finally, progress in developing predictive performance models and future outlook are presented.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology|
|State||Published - 2016|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of Dr. Alborz Shokrani (University of Bath) and Dr. Julius Schoop (University of Kentucky) in the final revision and formatting of this paper.
© 2016 CIRP
- Cryogenic machining
- Surface integrity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering