Superficial hardening in the plane grinding of AISI 1045 steel

  • O. Zurita
  • A. Acosta
  • D. Moreno


This work outlines the influence of cutting parameters on the superficial hardening of AISI 1045 steel during a grinding process. The parameters are infeed (d), workpiece velocity (v), and cross feed (s). Microstructural changes are also presented. A mathematical expression was obtained that relates the parameters to the maximum hardness obtained for a given cutting condition. No significant microstructure transformations were observed for any of the grinding conditions evaluated; however, changes in the superficial hardness were measured. It was found that when the studied cutting parameters increase, the superficial hardness increases.


AISI-1045 cutting parameters grinding hardness 


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  • O. Zurita
    • 1
  • A. Acosta
    • 1
  • D. Moreno
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MechanicsSimón Bolívar UniversityCaracasVenezuela

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