Principles of Modern Grinding Technology


  • W. Brian Rowe, Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Tribology Research Laboratory (AMTTREL) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Principles of Modern Grinding Technology, Second Edition, provides insights into modern grinding technology based on the author’s 40 years of research and experience in the field. It provides a concise treatment of the principles involved and shows how grinding precision and quality of results can be improved and costs reduced. Every aspect of the grinding process--techniques, machines and machine design, process control, and productivity optimization aspects--come under the searchlight.

The new edition is an extensive revision and expansion of the first edition covering all the latest developments, including center-less grinding and ultra-precision grinding. Analyses of factors that influence grinding behavior are provided and applications are presented assisted by numerical examples for illustration. The new edition of this well-proven reference is an indispensible source for technicians, engineers, researchers, teachers, and students who are involved with grinding processes.

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Application engineers, manufacturing engineers, technicians, researchers and teachers in manufacturing engineering


Book information

  • Published: November 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-24271-4

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Basic material removal
3. Grinding wheel developments
4. Grinding wheel dressing
5. Wheel contact effect
6. High-speed grinding
7. Avoiding thermal damage
8. Application of fluids
9. Cost reduction
10. Grinding machine developments
11. Process control
12. Vibration problem solving
13. Centreless grinding
14. Material removal by grains
15. Real contact
16. Specific energy
17. Mechanics of abrasion
18. Temperatures in grinding