Performance Evaluation of Minimum Quantity Cooling Lubrication Using CBN Grinding Wheel
In the grinding process, conventional method of flood delivering coolant fluid by a nozzle in order to achieve chip flushing, cooling, lubrication and chemical protection of work surface. However the conventional flood supply system demands more resources for operation, maintenance, and disposal, and results in higher environmental and health problems. Therefore, there are critical needs to reduce the use of cutting fluid in grinding process, and MQCL grinding is a promising solution. MQCL grinding refers to the use of cutting fluids of only a minute amount typically of a flow rate of 10 to 100 ml/hour which is about hundreds orders of magnitude less than the amount commonly used in flood cooling condition. The evaluation of the performance of the MQCL technique in grinding consisted of analyzing the behavior of the tangential cutting force, G-ratio, Surface morphology and roughness. The results presented here are expected to lead to technological and ecological gains in the grinding process using MQCL.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
C. H. Li et al., "Performance Evaluation of Minimum Quantity Cooling Lubrication Using CBN Grinding Wheel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 1827-1831, 2010