High-speed grinding of HIP-SiC ceramics on transformation of microscopic features

  • Chongjun Wu
  • Jingzhu PangEmail author
  • Beizhi Li
  • Steven Y Liang


Grinding has become one of the most efficient precision machining methods to treat with undesired machining defects and improve the surface integrity for the hard and brittle engineering ceramics. However, it is inevitable to cause micro-damages and related transformation of microscopic features, which will eventually affect the grinding quality. This paper is devoted to investigate the high-speed grinding microscopic features of silicon carbide ceramics to reveal the application of high-speed grinding technique in precision machining of ceramics. A comparative study of high-speed and conventional speed grinding of silicon carbide ceramics is discussed in terms of phase transformation, residual stresses, micro-damages, grinding chips, and surface topography. The results show that the high-speed grinding (HSG) process could help substantially improve the workpiece integrity in terms of better surface finish, smaller damages, and controlled residual stresses with a higher material removal rate. Moreover, it has also been proved that a polytypic phase transformation could be induced in HSG process.


Microscopic features High-speed grinding Engineering ceramics Grinding damages Ductile grinding 


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This work is supported in by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2018M630384) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (NO. 2232018D3-14 and 2232018D3-25). The authors wish to record their gratitude for their generous supports.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chongjun Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jingzhu Pang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Beizhi Li
    • 1
  • Steven Y Liang
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Mechanical EngineeringDonghua UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Manufacturing Research CenterGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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