Cutting Tool Engineering

January 2012 / The Grinding Doc video series / Episode 25

Grinding friability
A wheel manufacturer recommended that a machine shop switch from brown alumina to white alumina because the latter is more friable. In this episode, the Grinding Doc analyzes the wisdom of this move.

About The Grinding Doc video series: This series is an online extension of the Ask The Grinding Doc column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine. The column is authored by Dr. Jeffrey Badger, an independent grinding consultant. His Web site is

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