Principles of Modern Grinding Technology

Principles of Modern Grinding Technology, 2nd Edition

Principles of Modern Grinding Technology, 2nd Edition,W. Brian Rowe,ISBN9780323242714


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Concise, authoritative treatment of precision grinding processes showing the way to step improvements in accuracy, quality, removal rates, and costs – accompanied by typical experimental results and numerous examples

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Key Features

  • Well-proven source revised and expanded by undisputed authority in the field of grinding processes
  • Coverage of the latest developments, such as ultra-precision grinding machine developments and trends in high-speed grinding
  • Numerically worked examples give scale to essential process parameters
  • The book as a whole and in particular the treatment of center-less grinding is considered to be unchallenged by other books


Principles of Modern Grinding Technology, Second Edition, provides insights into modern grinding technology based on the author’s 40 years of research and experience in the field. It provides a concise treatment of the principles involved and shows how grinding precision and quality of results can be improved and costs reduced. Every aspect of the grinding process--techniques, machines and machine design, process control, and productivity optimization aspects--come under the searchlight.

The new edition is an extensive revision and expansion of the first edition covering all the latest developments, including center-less grinding and ultra-precision grinding. Analyses of factors that influence grinding behavior are provided and applications are presented assisted by numerical examples for illustration. The new edition of this well-proven reference is an indispensible source for technicians, engineers, researchers, teachers, and students who are involved with grinding processes.


Application engineers, manufacturing engineers, technicians, researchers and teachers in manufacturing engineering

W. Brian Rowe

W. Brian Rowe is a consulting engineer and recognized bearing expert with more than 30 years’ experience working on a wide range of machinery design problems across all industries. He has previously run courses on bearings at Coventry University in the UK and Stanford University in the USA, as well as sessions on the topic for industrial engineers in Chengdu, China. He has received awards in recognition of his work, including the Walter R. Evans Award for significant contributions to the field of rotor dynamics in 2004.

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Tribology Research Laboratory (AMTTREL) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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Principles of Modern Grinding Technology, 2nd Edition

1. Introduction
2. Basic material removal
3. Grinding wheel developments
4. Grinding wheel dressing
5. Wheel contact effect
6. High-speed grinding
7. Avoiding thermal damage
8. Application of fluids
9. Cost reduction
10. Grinding machine developments
11. Process control
12. Vibration problem solving
13. Centreless grinding
14. Material removal by grains
15. Real contact
16. Specific energy
17. Mechanics of abrasion
18. Temperatures in grinding
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