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Handbook of Ceramics Grinding and Polishing - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781455778584

Handbook of Ceramics Grinding and Polishing

2nd Edition

Editors: Toshiro Doi Eckart Uhlmann Ioan D. Marinescu
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455778584
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eBook ISBN: 9781455778591
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 7th November 2014
Page Count: 544
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Handbook of Ceramics Grinding and Polishing meets the growing need in manufacturing industries for a clear understanding of the latest techniques in ceramics processing. The properties of ceramics make them very useful as components—they withstand high temperatures and are durable, resistant to wear, chemical degradation, and light. In recent years the use of ceramics has been expanding, with applications in most industry sectors that use machined parts, especially where corrosion-resistance is required, and in high temperature environments.

However, they are challenging to produce and their use in high-precision manufacturing often requires adjustments to be made at the micro and nano scale. This book helps ceramics component producers to do cost-effective, highly precise machining. It provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of ceramics—their properties and characteristics—and of the abrasive processes used to manipulate their final shape as well as the test procedures vital for success.

The second edition has been updated throughout, with the latest developments in technologies, techniques, and materials. The practical nature of the book has also been enhanced; numerous case studies illustrating how manufacturing (machining) problems have been handled are complemented by a highly practical new chapter on the selection and efficient use of machine tools.

Key Features

  • Provides readers with experience-based insights into complex and expensive processes, leading to improved quality control, lower failure rates, and cost savings
  • Covers the fundamentals of ceramics side-by-side with processing issues and machinery selection, making this book an invaluable guide for downstream sectors evaluating the use of ceramics, as well as those involved in the manufacturing of structural ceramics
  • Numerous case studies from a wide range of applications (automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical devices)


Manufacturing engineers, product designers, process managers, scientists, research and development teams, academic researchers, technicians, and machine operators.

Table of Contents

1. Properties of Ceramics
2. Deformation and fracture of ceramic materials
3. Abrasive Processes
4. Fundamentals of Abrasive Machining
5. Grinding - new author needed 
6. Honing & Superfinishing
7. Lapping & finishing
8. Requirements for Machine Tools for Ceramics Machining
9. Manufacturing of Ceramic Components - case studies


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About the Editors

Toshiro Doi

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Manufacturing Processes, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan

Eckart Uhlmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK

Ioan D. Marinescu

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Toledo, OH, USA

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