Principles of Modern Grinding Technology

2nd Edition

Authors: W. Brian Rowe
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323242714
eBook ISBN: 9780323297981
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 7th November 2013
Page Count: 480
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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.

Key Features

  • Well-proven source revised and expanded by undisputed authority in the field of grinding processes
  • Coverage of the latest developments, such as ultra-precision grinding machine developments and trends in high-speed grinding
  • Numerically worked examples give scale to essential process parameters
  • The book as a whole and in particular the treatment of center-less grinding is considered to be unchallenged by other books


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

Table of Contents




About the Author

List of Abbreviations

Notation for Grinding Parameters

Commonly Used Suffixes and Affixes Which Modify a General Symbol Depending on the Context in Which It Is Used

Basic Units and Conversion Factors

1. Introduction

1.1 The Role of Grinding in Manufacture

1.2 Basic Grinding Processes

1.3 Specification of the Grinding System Elements

1.4 The Book and Its Contents


2. Basic Material Removal

2.1 The Material Removal Process

2.2 Depth of Material Removed

2.3 Equivalent Chip Thickness

2.4 Removal Rate, Contact Width and Contact Area

2.5 Specific Energy and Grindability

2.6 Forces and Power

2.7 Maximizing Removal Rate


3. Grinding Wheel Developments

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Abrasives

3.3 Wheel Bonds

3.4 Grinding Wheel Shapes

3.5 Grinding Wheel Specification

3.6 Wheel Design and Application

3.7 High-Speed Wheels

3.8 Wheel Elasticity and Vibrations


4. Grinding Wheel Dressing

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Stationary Dressing Tools

4.3 Rotary Dressing Tools

4.4 Grinding Performance

4.5 Touch Dressing for CBN Wheels

4.6 Continuous Dressing

4.7 Electrolytic In-Process Dressing

4.8 Electro-Discharge Dressing

4.9 Laser Dressing


5. Wheel Contact and Wear Effects

5.1 The Abrasive Surface

5.2 Grain Wear

5.3 Wheel–Workpiece Conformity

5.4 Contact Length

5.5 Contact Width and Peel Grinding


6. High-Speed Grinding

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Trends in High-Speed Grinding

6.3 High-Speed Domains

6.4 High-Efficiency Grinding

6.5 Creep-Feed Grinding


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About the Author

W. Brian Rowe

W. Brian Rowe is a consulting engineer and recognized bearing expert with more than 30 years’ experience working on a wide range of machinery design problems across all industries. He has previously run courses on bearings at Coventry University in the UK and Stanford University in the USA, as well as sessions on the topic for industrial engineers in Chengdu, China. He has received awards in recognition of his work, including the Walter R. Evans Award for significant contributions to the field of rotor dynamics in 2004.

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Tribology Research Laboratory (AMTTREL) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK