Edge Grinding of Ceramic Tile by Diamond Cup Wheels
As one of the excellent decorative materials ceramic tiles must be ground and polished to present the glossy surface. In this paper the ceramic tiles were edge ground by diamond cup wheels in the special designed test machine. The surface morphology of the polished ceramic tiles and the wear of diamond cup wheel were examined by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The wear resistance of diamond cup wheel and the materials’ removal process of ceramic tiles had been tested. The results showed that the wear of diamond cup wheel was stable when grinding with high grinding ratio. The ground surface showed that only the fracture of ceramic tiles was acted by diamond grits during grinding with water by means of good quality diamond cup wheel.
Guangqi Cai, Xipeng Xu and Renke Kang
H. Yuan et al., "Edge Grinding of Ceramic Tile by Diamond Cup Wheels ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 304-305, pp. 85-89, 2006