Title: Efficient grinding of high-performance materials

Authors: Eckart Uhlmann, Vanja Mihotovic

Addresses: Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF), TU Berlin, Department of Manufacturing Technology, Office PTZ1, Pascalstrasse 8-9, 10587 Berlin, Germany. ' Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF), TU Berlin, Department of Manufacturing Technology, Office PTZ1, Pascalstrasse 8-9, 10587 Berlin, Germany

Abstract: A significant driver in research activities of manufacturers and university institutions is the improvement of productivity in abrasive machining processes. This paper gives an insight into innovative grinding concepts, which have demonstrated significant potential for specific machining tasks. Examples of numerical simulations of abrasive processes, which improve knowledge regarding the fundamental process principles are given. In addition, high-performance cutting tools that could be realised enabled by the latest developments in grinding and preparation technologies are discussed.

Keywords: manufacturing technologies; abrasive machining; innovative kinematics; grinding innovation; high-performance materials; high-performance cutting tools.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2008.023226

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.377 - 388

Available online: 14 Feb 2009 *

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