A professional reference and textbook on metal cutting, considering scientific principles and their practical application to manufacturing problems.
Yusuf Altintas is current NSERC Pratt and Whitney Canada Research Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He is also the Director of the Manufacturing Automation Laboratory at the University of British Columbia. He is a Fellow of CIRP (1997), ASME (1998), SME (2007), Canadian Academy of Engineers (2007), Pratt and Whitney Canada (2008), University of Tokyo (2010) and Royal Society of Canada (2010). He is the author of the first edition of Manufacturing Automation: Metal Cutting Mechanics, Machine Tool Vibrations, and CNC Design (2000).