The book series on manufacturing processes for engineers by Klocke is a reference for scientific and industrial experts. The compendium presents an overall picture of the most common machining and non-machining manufacturing processes.
This volume on Grinding, Honing and Lapping starts from the basics of cutting edge engagement during grinding including chip formation, forces involved and energy distribution, as well as the wear of grinding grits. The characteristics of abrasive tools, their design and manufacturing are described, followed by the fundamentals of grinding fluids. Grinding of different materials (steel, cast iron, hard and brittle materials, nickel and titanium) is treated in-depth. Different grinding processes and their kinematic characteristics are then presented in detail. The parameters of different grinding procedures, references to process implementations as well as typical industrial applications are likewise specified. Besides honing and lapping, practical insights into polishing are provided. Special abrasive processes are presented including ultrasound assisted grinding and cutting with geometrically undefined cutting edges. Finally, monitoring systems for process control are discussed considering their increasing relevance and application in industrial manufacturing.
The book is a comprehensive treatment of abrasive processes. It appears in the RWTH Edition Series as part of a 4 volume reference work