Abrasive Lessons, Part 2

Author Dr. Stuart Salmon
April 01, 2001 - 12:00pm

Grinding fundamentals: understanding wheel preparation and grinding fluids.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.



Dr. Stuart Salmon is president of Advanced Manufacturing Science and Technology, Rossford, Ohio.