Handbook of Ceramics Grinding & Polishing

Edited by

  • Ioan D. Marinescu, University of Toledo, OH, USA


  • Ioan D. Marinescu, University of Toledo, OH, USA
  • Hans Kurt Tonshoff
  • Ichiro Inaski

Focusing on the machining of ceramic materials such as silicon nitride, silicon carbide, and zirconia, this handbook meets the growing need in industry for a clear understanding of modern improvements in ceramic processing. The presentation is international in scope, with techniques and information represented from the USA, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom├╣countries that have made important contributions to the field. The 20 expert chapter authors explore the challenge of reducing the costs of machining operations, a continuing problem in an industry where ceramic parts must be machined into final form to achieve a proper fit. The handbook reveals that the abrasive machining of ceramic materials will always be a requirement because of the difficulty of controlling parts dimensions at the high temperatures required in their creation. The contributors then explain the properties and characteristics of ceramics, the various types of abrasive processes, and typical tests used in the procedures. An entire section of the handbook concerns grinding tools, their conditioning, lubrication, and cooling, checking for wear on the tools, and using them efficiently. The book also examines modern honing and superfinishing tools and machines, and describes advances in the technology, as well as lapping and polishing techniques using chemical compounds and ultrasound.Ceramics is a field where more advanced products are sure to appear. Many of the products will require advanced, better-controlled processing technologies; vastly improved productivity in manufacturing; and increased product reliability. The contributors to this Handbook will assist readers in the attainment of these important goals.
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Essentials of ceramic machining technology for manufacturing engineers, product designers, scientists, research and development teams, academic researchers, technicians, and machine operators.


Book information

  • Published: December 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1424-4

Table of Contents

Properties of Ceramics Wear Mechanisms of Ceramic Materials Fundamental Properties and Selection Criteria Microstructural Reinforcement of CeramicsDeformation and Fracture of Ceramic Materials Deformation Dislocation Slip Mechanism Twinning Mechanism Fracture of Ceramic Materials Indentation in Ceramic MaterialsAbrasive Processes Typology of Abrasive Processes Tribology of Abrasive Processes Single Point Scratch Tests Multi Point Scratch Tests General Model of Abrasive Processes Surface Typography and Surface Integrity Conditioning of the Grinding Wheel (Dressing and Trueing) Wear Mechanism Cool Lubrication Environmental Aspects Properties of Ground Surfaces Grinding MachinesHoning and Superfinishing Typology of the Honing Process Honing and Superfinishing Tools Honing and Superfinishing Machines Honing TechnologyLapping and Polishing Typology of Processes with Loose Abrasives Lapping Polishing Chemical Compound Polishing Ultrasonic LappingAppendix: Manufacturing of Ceramic Components: Case Studies