High-speed grinding and abrasive machining in cylindrical grinding has recently stimulated a vast amount of interest.
The characteristics of these types of grinding are discussed in detail. The grinding forces, the grinding fluid and its application, the effect of grinding variables on productivity, and the importance of work speed and wheel balance are considered.
Machine requirements for higher wheel speed applications such as machine dynamics, safety, and wheel dressing methods have been identified. Solutions to meet these requirements are presented. Finally, applications and grinding results for abrasive machining are offered for process consideration.