Title: A historical review of wear mechanisms and the structure of vitrified micro grinding wheels

Authors: M.J. Jackson

Addresses: Center for Advanced Manufacturing, MET, College of Technology, Purdue University, 401 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, Indiana, IN 47907-2021, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a historical review of the wear and the structure of vitrified grinding wheels. This review describes the tribological issues surrounding use of vitrified grinding wheels and is discussed in three ways. The first explains the relationship between grinding wheel wear and wheel performance and discusses the interactions between abrasive grain and workpiece material and how it relates to grinding wheel performance; the second investigates the issues surrounding the composition of the vitrified bonding system and how it affects wheel wear, whilst the third explores the effect of reactions in vitrified bonds during thermal treatment of the grinding wheel that affect the performance of vitrified grinding wheels during subsequent processing of common engineering materials. The paper provides a timely review of the microstructural aspects of vitrified grinding wheels.

Keywords: tribology; vitrified bonding; grinding wheels; wear mechanisms; microgrinding; micromachining; grinding wheel wear; wheel performance; microstructure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2009.027502

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2009 Vol.3 No.4, pp.368 - 397

Published online: 28 Jul 2009 *

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