Advances in Abrasive Technology V
The history of abrasive technology dates from the very dawn of mineral utilization and continues to this day with the development of precision-finishing technology.The current requirements of high precision and high quality surfaces for critical components and devices, such as silicon wafers in the semiconductor industry, lenses in the precision optics industry, and dies in the injection molding industry, make the technology of abrasives more important than ever, and essential, albeit indirectly, for the rapid development of information technology. This book therefore plays a valuable role in presenting recent advances in the field of abrasive technology.
The topics covered include the micro-machining, grinding and turning of brittle materials, measurement and surface quality assessment, cooling and coolants, polishing, grinding wheels, advances in truing and dressing for grinding, novel abrasive techniques, the mechanics and control of grinding processes, and novel machining techniques. Among these topics are reported novel designs for systems and machine tools and new techniques and processes. The modeling and investigation of the characteristics and performance of abrasive processes are also analyzed. The book presents the latest applicable discoveries for the benefit of active researchers and engineers and will certainly form the basis of further research in the abrasive technology field aimed at creating new and practical machine tools, systems, and processes, and at identifying new applications for them.