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The new challenges of machining Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs): review of surface integrity (2019)
Journal Article
Gavalda Diaz, O., Garcia Luna, G., Liao, Z., & Axinte, D. (2019). The new challenges of machining Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs): review of surface integrity. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 139, 24-36. doi:10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2019.01.003

Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) are currently an increasing material choice for several high value and safety-critical components, fact that has recently originated the need of understanding the effect of several machining processes. Due to the comp... Read More

On modelling of laser assisted machining: forward and inverse problems for heat placement control (2018)
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Shang, Z., Liao, Z., Sarasua, J. A., Billingham, J., & Axinte, D. (2019). On modelling of laser assisted machining: forward and inverse problems for heat placement control. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 138, 36-50. doi:10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2018.12.001

Laser assisted machining (LAM) is one of the most efficient ways to improve the machinability of difficult-to-cut materials (e.g. Nickel-based superalloys). In the conventional LAM process, the laser beam is focused ahead of the cutting area at a fix... Read More

On modelling of cutting force and temperature in bone milling (2018)
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Liao, Z., Axinte, D., & Gao, D. (2019). On modelling of cutting force and temperature in bone milling. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 266, doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2018.11.039

Cutting force and temperature are the key factors to be controlled during the orthopaedic surgery which could result in mechanical damage and necrosis of the bone tissue. Mechanistic modelling of the bone cutting process is expected to be an efficien... Read More

On understanding the microstructure of SiC/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) after a material removal process (2018)
Journal Article
Gavalda Diaz, O., Axinte, D., Butler-Smith, P., & Novovic, D. (2019). On understanding the microstructure of SiC/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) after a material removal process. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 743, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2018.11.037

The unique material nature (e.g. hard, brittle, heterogeneous and orthotropic) of SiC-based Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) highly affects the outcomes of machining process by inducing high thermo-mechanical loads during material removal. This can r... Read More

Design and stiffness analysis of A class of 2-DoF tendon driven parallel kinematic mechanism (2018)
Journal Article
Ma, N., Yu, J., Dong, X., & Axinte, D. (2018). Design and stiffness analysis of A class of 2-DoF tendon driven parallel kinematic mechanism. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 129, (202-217). doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2018.07.023. ISSN 0094-114X

2-DoF Rotational mechanism is increasingly utilized in a large range of industrial applications. However, the structures of most of the existing mechanisms are very complex, which is a significant challenge for building them, due to the tight tolera... Read More

On the influence of gamma prime upon machining of advanced nickel based superalloy (2018)
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Liao, Z., Axinte, D., Mieszala, M., M’Saoubi, R., Abelhafeez, A., Michler, J., & Hardy, M. (in press). On the influence of gamma prime upon machining of advanced nickel based superalloy. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, doi:10.1016/j.cirp.2018.03.021. ISSN 0007-8506

Whilst gamma prime (γ’) phase is the strengthening phase in Ni-based superalloys its influence on machining has been seldom investigated. This paper reports for the first time on the effect of γ’ upon machining of Ni-based superalloys when cutting wi... Read More

A wireless instrumented milling cutter system with embedded PVDF sensors (2018)
Journal Article
Luo, M., Luo, H., Axinte, D., Liu, D., Mei, J., & Liao, Z. (2018). A wireless instrumented milling cutter system with embedded PVDF sensors. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 110, doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2018.03.040. ISSN 0888-3270

Among all the monitoring data which could be captured in a machining process, the cutting forces could convey key knowledge on the conditions of the process. When the machining involves a single cutting edge the relationship between the output forces... Read More

New models for energy beam machining enable accurate generation of freeforms (2017)
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Axinte, D. A., Billingham, J., & Guillerna, A. B. (in press). New models for energy beam machining enable accurate generation of freeforms. Science Advances, 3(9), doi:10.1126/sciadv.1701201. ISSN 2375-2548

We demonstrate that, despite differences in their nature, many energy beam controlled-depth machining processes (e.g. waterjet, pulsed laser, focused ion beam) can be modelled using the same mathematical framework – a partial differential evolution e... Read More

Waterjet and laser etching: the nonlinear inverse problem (2017)
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Bilbao Guillerna, A., Axinte, D. A., Billingham, J., & Cadot, G. (2017). Waterjet and laser etching: the nonlinear inverse problem. Royal Society Open Science, 4(161031), doi:10.1098/rsos.161031. ISSN 2054-5703

In waterjet and laser milling, material is removed from a solid surface in a succession of layers to create a new shape, in a depth-controlled manner. The inverse problem consists of defining the control parameters, in particular, the two-dimensional... Read More

A novel cutting tool design to avoid surface damage in bone machining (2017)
Journal Article
Liao, Z., Axinte, D. A., & Gao, D. (2017). A novel cutting tool design to avoid surface damage in bone machining. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 116, doi:10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2017.01.003. ISSN 0890-6955

With its anisotropic structure, bone machining occurs as shear/serrated cutting mechanisms at low values of uncut chip thickness while at high values it results in fracture cutting mechanisms which lead to significant tissues damages; hence, utilisin... Read More

On a stochastically grain-discretised model for 2D/3D temperature mapping prediction in grinding (2017)
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Li, H. N., & Axinte, D. A. (2017). On a stochastically grain-discretised model for 2D/3D temperature mapping prediction in grinding. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 116, doi:10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2017.01.004. ISSN 0890-6955

Excessive grinding heat might probably lead to unwanted heat damages of workpiece materials, most previous studies on grinding heat/temperature, however, assumed the wheel-workpiece contact zone as a moving band heat source, which might be not approp... Read More

A concept for actuating and controlling a leg of a novel walking parallel kinematic machine tool (2016)
Journal Article
Rushworth, A., Axinte, D., Raffles, M., & Cobos-Guzman, S. (2016). A concept for actuating and controlling a leg of a novel walking parallel kinematic machine tool. Mechatronics, 40, doi:10.1016/j.mechatronics.2016.10.010. ISSN 0957-4158

The scope of this paper is to present a novel method of actuating the legs of a walking parallel kinematic machine tool (WalkingHex) such that the upper spherical joint can be actively driven while walking and remain a free, passive joint while perfo... Read More

On-the-fly laser machining: a case study for in situ balancing of rotative parts (2016)
Journal Article
Stoesslein, M., Axinte, D. A., & Gilbert, D. (in press). On-the-fly laser machining: a case study for in situ balancing of rotative parts. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139(3), doi:10.1115/1.4034476. ISSN 1087-1357

On-the-fly laser machining is defined as a process that aims to generate pockets/patches on target components that are rotated or moved at a constant velocity. Since it is a nonintegrated process (i.e., linear/rotary stage system moving the part is i... Read More

Development of a slender continuum robotic system for on-wing inspection/repair of gas turbine engines (2016)
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Dong, X., Axinte, D. A., Palmer, D., Cobos, S., Raffles, M., Rabani, A., & Kell, J. (in press). Development of a slender continuum robotic system for on-wing inspection/repair of gas turbine engines. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 44, doi:10.1016/j.rcim.2016.09.004. ISSN 0736-5845

The maintenance works (e.g. inspection, repair) of aero-engines while still attached on the airframes requires a desirable approach since this can significantly shorten both the time and cost of such interventions as the aerospace industry commonly o... Read More