Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact Implications of Grind-Hardening Process

  • Konstantinos SalonitisEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


Energy efficiency is one of the key manufacturing challenges nowadays. The goal is to produce more with less energy. Utilization of a machine tool for performing simultaneously two processes can increase the energy efficiency of the machine tool used radically. At the same time, the environmental impact of the processing is critical as well. This environmental impact is a result of both the energy consumed and the side products of the process, emissions and so on. This chapter discusses the energy efficiency of the grind-hardening process and its environmental impact based on a life cycle assessment analysis.


Energy Efficiency Life Cycle Assessment Machine Tool Impact Category Life Cycle Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manufacturing Department, School of Aerospace, Transport and ManufacturingCranfield UniversityCranfieldBedfordshire, UK

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