Study on the Effects of Abrasive and Coolant-Lubricant Types on Minimum Quantity Lubrication-MQL Grinding
In dry grinding, as there is no coolant lubricant to transfer the heat from the contact zone, generation of surface damages are not preventable. Promising alternatives to conventional flood coolant applications are also Minimum Quantity Lubricant (MQL) or Near Dry Machining (NDM) or Semi Dry Machining (SDM). This research has been conducted to study the influence of the abrasive and coolant-lubricant types on the minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) grinding performance. One type of CBN and three types of conventional wheels (corundum) were tested. The tests were carried out in presence of fluid, air jet and eleven types of coolant-lubricants, as well as in dry condition. The results indicate that the finest surface quality and the lowest grinding forces could be obtained when grinding with CBN wheels. In the case of conventional wheels, the coarser wheel induces much proper grinding results.
T. Tawakoli et al., "Study on the Effects of Abrasive and Coolant-Lubricant Types on Minimum Quantity Lubrication-MQL Grinding", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 325, pp. 231-237, 2011