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Handbook of Ceramics Grinding and Polishing, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Handbook of Ceramics Grinding and Polishing meets the growing need in manufacturing industries for a clear understanding of the latest techniques in ceramics processing. The properties of ceramics make them very useful as components—they withstand high temperatures and are durable, resistant to wear, chemical degradation, and light. In recent years the use of ceramics has been expanding, with applications in most industry sectors that use machined parts, especially where corrosion-resistance is required, and in high temperature environments.

However, they are challenging to produce and their use in high-precision manufacturing often requires adjustments to be made at the micro and nano scale. This book helps ceramics component producers to do cost-effective, highly precise machining. It provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of ceramics—their properties and characteristics—and of the abrasive processes used to manipulate their final shape as well as the test procedures vital for success.

The second edition has been updated throughout, with the latest developments in technologies, techniques, and materials. The practical nature of the book has also been enhanced; numerous case studies illustrating how manufacturing (machining) problems have been handled are complemented by a highly practical new chapter on the selection and efficient use of machine tools.

  • Provides readers with experience-based insights into complex and expensive processes, leading to improved quality control, lower failure rates, and cost savings
  • Covers the fundamentals of ceramics side-by-side with processing issues and machinery selection, making this book an invaluable guide for downstream sectors evaluating the use of ceramics, as well as those involved in the manufacturing of structural ceramics
  • Numerous case studies from a wide range of applications (automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical devices)

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contributors
  6. Chapter 1: Properties of Ceramics
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1. Introduction
    3. 1.2. Wear mechanisms of ceramics materials
    4. 1.3. Fundamental properties and selection criteria
    5. 1.4. Microstructural reinforcement of ceramics
    6. 1.5. Conclusion and outlook
  7. Chapter 2: Deformation and Fracture of Ceramic Materials
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1. Deformation
    3. 2.2. Dislocation
    4. 2.3. Slip mechanism
    5. 2.4. Twinning mechanism
    6. 2.5. Fracture of ceramic materials
    7. 2.6. Indentation in ceramic materials
  8. Chapter 3: Abrasive Processes
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1. Typology of abrasive processes
    3. 3.2. Tribology of abrasive processes
    4. 3.3. Single point scratch tests
    5. 3.4. Multi point scratch tests
    6. 3.5. General model of abrasive processes
    7. 3.6. Surface topography and surface integrity
  9. Chapter 4: Grinding
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1. Fundamentals of grinding
    3. 4.2. Grinding tools
    4. 4.3. Conditioning of grinding wheels
    5. 4.5. Cooling lubrication
    6. 4.6. Environmental issues
    7. 4.8. Properties of ground surface
    8. 4.9. Grinding machines
  10. Chapter 5: Honing and Superfinishing
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1. Typology of the honing process
    3. 5.2. Honing and superfinishing tools
    4. 5.3. Honing and superfinishing machines
    5. 5.4. Honing technology
    6. 5.5. Double face grinding
  11. Chapter 6: Lapping and Polishing
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1. Introduction
    3. 6.2. Typology of processes with loose abrasives
    4. 6.3. Lapping
    5. 6.4. Polishing
    6. 6.5. Chemical compound polishing
    7. 6.6. Ultrasonic Lapping
    8. 6.7. Abrasive Flow Machining
  12. Chapter 7: ELID Grinding and Polishing
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1. Introduction
    3. 7.2. Basic system
    4. 7.3. Basic principles
    5. 7.4. Electrical aspects of ELID grinding
    6. 7.5. Grinding wheels for ELID applications
    7. 7.6. ELID grinding of ceramics
    8. 7.7. Material removal mechanisms in grinding of ceramics and glasses
    9. 7.8. Comparison between ELID and other grinding techniques
    10. 7.9. Applications of ELID grinding
    11. 7.10. Conclusions
  13. Chapter 8: Grind/Lap of Ceramics with UV-Bonded Diamond Wheels
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1. Introduction
    3. 8.2. UV bonding techniques
    4. 8.3. Manufacturing of UV-bonded diamond wheel
    5. 8.4. Kinematic analysis of grind/lap
    6. 8.5. Effects of UV-bonded wheel
    7. 8.6. Optimal methods for improving grind/lap of ceramics
  14. Chapter 9: ELID Grinding with Lapping Kinematics
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1. Introduction
    3. 9.2. Fundamentals of ELID
    4. 9.3. Kinematics of the ELID grinding with lapping kinematics
    5. 9.4. Modifications, preparations, and setup
    6. 9.5. Results
  15. Appendix: Applications to Optoelectronics Materials
  16. Index