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CENTERLESS GRINDING COMPILATION

Beginning with the invention of key components in 1915 centerless grinding has been a fundamental tool for production of precision cylindrical parts, an invention some would label as the most important in grinding technology. Once only affordable to companies with high production, new centerless grinding Centerless Grinding Resourcesmachines today are a serious option for even small job shops. Though centerless processes are simple in design, the nearly century-long history of applications and research shows a process where precise control is complex and difficult, particularly as precision falls into sub-micron dimensions. Unfortunately the technical resources are scattered or no longer in print. To help, AES has assembled over 80 of the best resources on the subject including
  • History tracing the origins of centerless and early machines
  • Application information from out of print sources once considered standards.
  • Machine Operation booklet showing traditional machine setup and operation
  • Trade Literature showing state-of-the-art of an evolving technology with superabrasives
  • Patents listing not only the latest innovations but highlighting important techology issues.
  • Research showing significant findings that have laid the foundation for current theory and modeling software for intelligent grinding processes.

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  • AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ABRASIVE METHODS
    Selected issues from the Official Journal of ASM in the Abrasive Engineering Society's archives are available. (ASM later was renamed Abrasive Engineering Society)

    Current Selection:
    Tool Room Grinding
    by Edward Jablonski of Scully-Jones Company.
    View electronic copy (December 1967)


    OUT OF PRINT BOOKS
    AES is a source for out-of-print publications in grinding technology authorized to provide hard or electronic copies of the following out-of-print books:
  • Creep Feed Grinding by Andrew, Howes and Pearce ISBN 0-8311-1167-4
  • High Efficiency Deep Grinding: Technology, Process Planning, and Economic Application by Dr-Ing. Taghi Tawakoli ISBN 0-85298-820-6
  • Sunnen's Complete Cylinder Head and Engine Rebuilding Handbook by John G. Edwards ISBN -156990-273-9 (one bound copy still available)
    We also have used copies of a few out-of-print books including
  • Machining with Abrasives by Richard L. McKee ISBN0-442-25281-1
    For price and delivery options contact AES
    For details on the HEDG CD click on the image below High Efficiency Deep Grinding HEDG

  • BURRS AND DEBURRING
    AES offers a comprehensive collection of resources on burrs and deburring ranging from a complete literature search compiled in a single publication, to compilations of papers from international conference and research institutes, to textbooks on hand or machine deburring. Publications include the Deburring and Edge Finishing Handbook and Hand Deburring, both by Dr. LaRoux Gillespie. Also Dr. Stein's unique book The Burrs from Drilling, and publications from CODEF 2nd Edition, and Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Deburring and Edge Finishing. To be alerted about future website updates on deburring Ask to be put on the special mailing list.
  • 13TH CONFERENCE IN CHINA
    Bound proceedingss for Advances in Grinding and Abrasive Technology Conference in China August 20-22, 2005. Papers, abstracts, and review. Link
  • Advances in Abrasive Technology VIII
    .From AES, the eighth in a series of annual meetings sponsored by the International Committee on Abrasive Technolgy and the Japan Society for Abrasive Technology. Includes update to research of author of many books sold by AES. Our webpage includes table of contents and article abstracts for most papers. < link >
  • A new book: Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes..Tribology is an interdisciplinary study of the interaction of surface. This new book by Dr. Marinescu and others organizes the knowledge base for contemporary grinding technology. A truely landmark publication. Details
  • Historical Developments in Grinding Research FREE..An e-book on the history of machining and grinding research that shows the complexity of grinding research. This 146-page book book by Eugene Merchant lists the milestones in grinding research and identifies key leaders. A must for serious students of grinding research. Contact AES download instructions (members only).
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    SEE THE NEW COLLECTION OF TECHNICAL PAPERS SOLD INDIVIDUALLY

    Many technical papers now available in pdf format for immediate delivery with credit card payment!
  • Blast Cleaning Technology ISBN 978 3 540 73644 8

    Blast Cleaning Technology

    The first comprehensive book in over 25 years with unparalleled discussion of theory, application, equipment and processes.. Details

    PRECISION SURFACE FINISHING AND DEBURRING TECHNOLOGYPRECISION SURFACE FINISHING AND DEBURRING TECHNOLOGY
    Now available... Details

    ISAAT 2007 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    ISAAT 2007 CDNow available... See Details

    GLOBAL REVEIW OF GRINDING RESEARCH

    Global Grinding ReviewNow available... See Details

    TECH NOTES
    notes taken from technical literature
    RESOURCES

    NEW TECHNICAL RESOURCE
    Mass Finishing Handbook
    A comprehensive book on the deburring using abrasives and other media by Deburring Expert LaRoux Gillespie. Drawn for 40 years of work in deburring and with assistance of key manufacturers of deburring equipment, Gillespies has produced the first comprehensive book on surface and edge finishing. Written in a style for immediate use by both experienced and beginning engineer. More details
    Mass Finishing Handbook


    NEW TEXTBOOK
    Handbook of Machining with Grinding Wheels
    After more than a decade, manufacturers now have a resource to help with production grinding applications. The Handbook of Machining with Grinding Wheels is a clear illustration of how grinding has changed from a finishing operation into a process that is comparable to traditional machining methods.
    Machining with Grinding Wheels
    The change has been brought about by several factors including new abrasives, substantially greater material removal rates, better machine tool controls and understanding of processes, new and better grinding fluids, and other innovations. What's significant is the improved performance is an added benefit for applications calling for new materials such as composites, nickel or titanium-based materials. But grinding is not a technology without its problems. Proper use new technologies are necessary to avoid thermal damage,surface damage, chatter, wheel glazing, or rapid wheel wear.
    Five authors collaborate on this work summarizing the knowledge drawn from research centers in Japan, the United States, Europe, and other countries. Showing the emphasis upon application, the book has two sections: Basic Processes and Applications. Notable is the details of superabrasives that have largely been missing in books over the last decade. Examples of new state-of-the-art technologies include dressers and dressing techniques, coolants and coolant applications, sensors and monitoring processes, and vibration and wheel dynamics.
    Not since Francis Farago's Abrasives Methods went out of print in the 1990s have manufacturers had access to updated resources on used of centerless, ID, OD and cylindrical grinding. Machine tool design now plays an important role in grinding process and the authors provide chapters on important new machine tool designs and the unique aspects of centerless, ID and surface grinding methods. Illustrating how spindles play a key role in machine capabilities author discuss spindle designs and the types of products available on the market.
    Click here for more information and availability of the Handbook of Machining with Grinding Wheels.
    Also view a detailed table of contents, preface, biographies and subject index.


    CHATTER
    Chatter is on one of the most common and perplexing problems in grinding,and engineering now feel they understand many of the mechanism causing it. AES has many resources that can help to understand this complex subject. More...

    GRINDING STRESSES
    What's the effects of fluids on residual stress in a workpiece?---A research paper from the 60s offers this:
    • "For metals, at least, the workpiece apparently absorbs the surface heat so rapidly that any subsequent cooling by the fluid is of minor importance. Some research findings:
      • Stresses obtained with water solutions of rust inhibitor or miscible oils differ very little from those resulting from dry grinding.
      • Some reduction in magnitude of the peak tensile stresses is indicated by certain straight grinding oils.
      • Straight grinding oils are conducive to high compressive stresses very close to the surface.
      • The effectiveness of a grinding fluid, as far as residual stresses are concerned, depends upon its ability to reduce thermal and mechanical stresses during chip formation rather than upon its ability to carry heat away from the cutting zone after it has been generated. That is, in terms of the generally recognized functions of grinding fluids, lubrication is more important than cooling/"
    From Grinding Stresses published by GWI 1964
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