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Handbook of Ceramics Grinding & Polishing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815514244, 9780815517412

Handbook of Ceramics Grinding & Polishing

1st Edition

Authors: Ioan D. Marinescu Hans Kurt Tonshoff Ichiro Inaski
Editor: Ioan D. Marinescu
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815514244
eBook ISBN: 9780815517412
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1999
Page Count: 498
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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 Kingdomùcountries 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.


Essentials of ceramic machining technology for manufacturing engineers, product designers, scientists, research and development teams, academic researchers, technicians, and machine operators.

Table of Contents

Properties of Ceramics Wear Mechanisms of Ceramic Materials Fundamental Properties and Selection Criteria Microstructural Reinforcement of Ceramics Deformation and Fracture of Ceramic Materials Deformation Dislocation Slip Mechanism Twinning Mechanism Fracture of Ceramic Materials Indentation in Ceramic Materials Abrasive 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 Machines Honing and Superfinishing Typology of the Honing Process Honing and Superfinishing Tools Honing and Superfinishing Machines Honing Technology Lapping and Polishing Typology of Processes with Loose Abrasives Lapping Polishing Chemical Compound Polishing Ultrasonic Lapping Appendix: Manufacturing of Ceramic Components: Case Studies


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About the Authors

Ioan D. Marinescu

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Toledo, OH, USA

Hans Kurt Tonshoff

Ichiro Inaski

About the Editor

Ioan D. Marinescu

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Toledo, OH, USA

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