The chapter presents the results of experimental investigation of the machinability of difficult to cut materials, e.g. silicon carbide particulate, aluminium metal matrix composite, cemented carbides layers, technical ceramics (Si3N4). The work focuses on the study of machinability during conventional and laser-assisted turning. Nowadays, the difficult to cut materials have a great application in different fields of industry, e.g. automobile or aerospace. Metal matrix composites are known as the difficult to machine materials, because of the hardness and abrasive nature element—in this case—SiC.
Part of the book: Diamond and Carbon Composites and Nanocomposites