Dr. Thomas Bj√∂rk
Thomas Björk holds a Ph.D. in materials science. He currently leads the group in Cutting Technology at Swerea KIMAB. The research is focused on machinability and machining processes of steels for components, transmissions, tool steels and aerospace materials. Studies of the cutting tools used and tool wear mechanisms are critical in explaining and differentiating machinability behavior. As Research Leader in Cutting Technology he also serves as secretary of the Member Research Consortia in Cutting Technology at Swerea KIMAB. He is the Institute's representative of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). (Bio last updated 2017-05-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)
Articles by Thomas Bj√∂rk
- Performance and Machining of Advanced Engineering Steels in Power Transmission Applications - Continued Developments (May 2017)
It is becoming increasingly apparent that material properties can and will play a greater role than before in addressing the challenges most transmission manufacturers are facing today. Making use of materials' intrinsic fatigue properties provides a new design tool to support the market changes taking place.