Light alloys, including aluminum, magnesium, and titanium are used due to their low density which makes them well suited in the manufacturing process when reduction of weight is necessary. Aircrafts, cars, consumable goods, sports equipment, and motorsports applications to name just a few, are what light alloys are used for. The special characteristics of these alloys challenge the knowledge of researchers and the industry in finding the best solutions for machining them in the framework of sustainable manufacturing. This book will provide an understanding of the main problems and issues when machining light alloys.
Diego Carou received his PhD degree in industrial engineering from the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in 2013. He has international postdoctoral experience in manufacturing process at several european universities. He currently works as Assistant Professor at the University of Jaen. He has published more than 30 articles in journals and conferences, and book chapters. He also serves as reviewer for several international journals.
J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in mechanical engineering in 1997, MSc degree in mechanical engineering (materials and manufacturing pro-cesses) in 1991, and mechanical engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP); the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005; and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Eur Ing and Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers, with an MBA and specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. Currently, he is professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in machining and tri-bology. Recently, he has also had an interest in management/industrial engineering and higher education for sustainability/engineering educa-tion. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as an evalu-ator of projects for international research agencies as well as examiner of PhD thesis for many universities. He is the editor in chief of several inter-national journals, guest editor of journals, book editor, book series editor, and scientific advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an editorial board member of 25 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and coeditor) more than 100 books and as author (and coauthor) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters, and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 200 articles in journals).