Grinding is a commonly used manufacturing process for improvement of the surface quality. These processes involve some difficulties due to high heat generation caused by high tool-work surface interaction resulting in problems such as surface burn, high residual stresses, micro-structural changes, surface cracks etc. One effective solution to these problems is to use textured grinding tools which have empty sections reducing the contact area and thus the heat generation. These tools can be produced by several method such as laser ablation or welding and brazing where CBN abrasive grits are either removed or attached to the main body of the tool to achive a specific pattern determined using modeling and simualtions. Students in this project will take responsibility in preparation of the initial set-ups and final processing of the tools as well as their inspection after production. Performance of the tools will also be tested and the effectivines of them will be determined using several measurements such as force, temperature and surface quality.
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