Principles of Modern Grinding Technology


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

The book is aimed at practitioners, engineers, researchers, students and teachers. The approach is direct, concise and authoritative. Progressing through each major element of the grinding system and then on to machine developments and process control, the reader becomes aware of all aspects of operation and design. Trends are described demonstrating key features. Coverage includes abrasives and super-abrasives, wheel design, dressing technology, machine accuracy and productivity, grinding machine design, high-speed grinding technology, cost optimization, ultra-precision grinding, process control developments, vibration control, coolants and fluid delivery.
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Industrial practitioners, engineers, researchers, students and teachers of manufacturing technology in general and grinding in particular; technicians


Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-2018-4

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Basic material removal
  3. Grinding wheel developments
  4. Grinding wheel dressing
  5. Wheel contact effects
  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