Innovations in Grinding Materials

  • R. A. Rowse
  • J. E. Patchett
Part of the Sagamore Army Materials Research Conference Proceedings book series (SAMC, volume 25)


Grinding is an old process to accomplish stock removal of metals. Silicon carbide and alumina are the common materials used in grinding wheels and in sand paper. These materials were first made synthetically about the turn of the century. The review by Ueltz (1) describes these developments in detail.


Cell Boundary Tetragonal Zirconia Metal Removal Rate Steel Ingot Oxide Alloy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Rowse
    • 1
  • J. E. Patchett
    • 1
  1. 1.Norton Research Corporation (Canada) LimitedCanada

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