Numerical simulation of materials-oriented ultra-precision diamond cutting: Review and outlook

Publishing in the International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing , researchers from Harbin Institute of Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Guizhou University and Ruhr-University Bochum present a brief review on the application of numerical simulations in addressing the impact of properties and microstructures of workpiece materials on the diamond cutting mechanisms of different types of workpiece materials, such as metallic, hard brittle materials and composite materials.