Cobalt as a Matrix in Diamond Impregnated Tools for Stone Sawing Applications by Janusz Konstanty
The Second Edition of this book covers work carried out on cobalt-base and cobalt-containing materials used as a matrix in diamond impregnated segments. In this work, the author has placed emphasis on developing a scientific understanding of the multi-way relationship between powder properties, material composition, manufacturing conditions, microstructure, properties evaluated in the laboratory or in the field and application conditions as well as developing the means of predicting matrix behaviour in use.
The first part of the book deals with chip formation phenomena in stone sawing operations combined with a comprehenisve analytical look at the problem. Later chapers deal with tool fabrication technologies, cobalt powders and their market substitutes; powder production routes; engineeringing microstructure,mechanical and tribological properties; and field behavious of cobalt and cobalt containing matrix materials. Finally the author identifies further areas for research.
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