Title: Nano-surface generation using Electrolytic In-Process Dressing (ELID) technique in grinding process

Authors: S. Prabhu, B.K. Vinayagam

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, S.R.M. University, Chennai 603 203, Tamil Nadu, India. ' School of Mechanical Engineering, S.R.M. University, Chennai 603 203, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Grinding with super-abrasive wheels is an excellent way to produce ultra precision surface finish. Truing and dressing of the wheels are major problems, and they tend to glaze because of wheel loading. Electrolytic in-Process Dressing (ELID) is the most suitable process for dressing metal-bonded grinding wheels during the grinding process. Nano-surface finish can be achieved only when chip removal is done at the atomic level. ELID is one of the processes used for atomic-level metal removal and nano-surface finish. Consequently, an attempt has been made to understand the fundamental characteristics of ELID grinding and their influence on surface finish.

Keywords: ELID; electrolytic in-process dressing; nanosurface generation; nanogrinding; nanomachining; surface finish; nanomanufacturing; nanotechnology; grinding wheels; chip removal.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMR.2009.024534

International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2009 Vol.4 No.2, pp.137 - 153

Available online: 09 Apr 2009 *

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