CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

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| Editors: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Sami Chatti, Tullio Tolio

High-Performance Dry Grinding

  • Michal KuffaEmail author
  • Konrad Wegener
Living reference work entry



High-performance dry grinding (HPDG) is an abrasive cutting process with
  • high material removal rates

  • mostly high feed rate

  • no metal cutting fluid

  • force controlled depth of cut

  • self-sharpening grinding wheels

Theory and Applications

HPDG is frequently used for rough processing of metals like cutting off material and thus is a separate group of processes, which might even be the most frequently applied abrasive process. As explained in Kuffa (2017), the introduction of high-performance machining processes in general becomes increasingly significant among cutting processes and could be effectively introduced in many industrial applications by substituting one or more machining steps and saving costs. The significant high-performance grinding characteristics can be distinguished as high cutting depths, high feed rates, and high cutting speeds. This leads to high-specific removal rates....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Machine Tools and ManufacturingETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Konrad Wegener
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Machine Tools and ManufacturingETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland