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.
Trends in high precision and high speed grinding are exploredPrinciples underlying improvements in machines and processes are explainedNumerically worked examples give scale to essential process parametersRecent research findings and original contributions to knowledge are includedA number of ultra-precision grinding machine developments are included