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Cost and Process Information Modeling for Dry Machining



Shaw C. Feng, M Hattori


The cost of using coolant in machining industry world-wide is very high. Through a literature survey, it costs multi-billion dollars for coolant acquisition and disposition in industrialized countries. Furthermore, chemical substances contained in colant are very harmful to environment and machine shop workers. Dry machining is inevitably the future trend in machining industry. In order to help dry machining methods be smoothly adapted by the industry, this paper provides an information model for cost and process of dry machining. New software tools and knowledge databases can be developed based on this model to help users to choose optimal process parameters, resources, and estimate machining time and cost. This model is in its early stage. Extension to this model is expected as dry machining technology advances.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environment and Manufacturing
Conference Location


cost modeling, dry machining, information modeling, process modeling


Feng, S. and Hattori, M. (2000), Cost and Process Information Modeling for Dry Machining, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environment and Manufacturing, , USA, [online], (Accessed May 28, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021