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Majid Tolouei-Rad

Edith Cowan University

Served as an engineer in the industry before pursuing his graduate studies and undertaking an academic career. In over 20 years of work Dr. Tolouei-Rad has supervised a large number of challenging engineering research projects focusing on manufacturing processes and automation systems, he is also a receiver of two major research grants from the Australian Research Council in 2013 and 2014.


Advances in Drilling New Applications Productivity Quality Optimisation Economy Modern Drilling Latest Developments Conventional and CNC Lathes Milling Machines Machining Centres Special Purpose Machines

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Drilling is the most commonly used metal cutting operation and is widely performed on conventional and CNC lathes, milling machines, machining centres, and special purpose machines, in addition to drill presses and dedicated drilling machines. The success of a drilling operation depends on many factors and much progress has been made on this operation. These include advances in cutting tool technology, machine tool technology, modern accessories, and optimization of cutting parameters. Majority of drilling operations are performed using a single drill bit at a time; however, multi spindle machines and attachments provide the possibility of performing multiple drilling operations simultaneously and are improving productivity.

This book will provide the reader with an overview of the latest achievements in drilling technology resulting in improved productivity, reliability, quality, operation economy, and safety. It will cover new and creative methods of performing this operation, new applications, process optimisation and control methods, advances in cutting tools, machine tools and accessories that would enhance the efficiency and productivity of the operation and lower the costs and time. This book will be very useful recourse to engineers, researchers, students, and manufacturing firms

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Date completed: September 14th 2020

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Majid Tolouei-Rad

Edith Cowan University

Dr. Majid Tolouei-Rad is an academic member of the School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia. He had served as an engineer in industry before pursuing his graduate studies and undertaking an academic career. Since receiving PhD in 1997 he has been continuously involved in tertiary teaching, research, and supervision of students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has published many research papers in reputable international journals and proceedings of international conferences; served on a number of scientific and conference organization committees, and acts as a reviewer for international conferences and journals. In over 20 years in this career he has supervised a large number of challenging engineering research projects focusing on manufacturing processes and automation systems. He has supervised a number of prize-winning projects including the best engineering project winning the prestigious 2010 IET prize, and the hexapod walking robot project that won the second prize in the nation-wide iNEXUS robotics competition in Australia. Dr. Majid Tolouei-Rad has also received a number of research grants including two Linkage Infrastructure grants from Australian Research Council in 2013 ($1,349,000) and in 2014 ($2,652,000).

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