Concluding Remarks and Outlook
The primary goal of this book is to review the state of the art of the grind-hardening process, the process modelling and the process impact in the environment in a comprehensive manner. Grind-hardening process is a novel hybrid process that can be considered as an alternative process for localized surface heat treatment. The physical process parameters affecting the process mainly include the feed speed, the cutting depth, the grinding wheel speed, the type of the grinding wheel and the use or not of coolant fluid. The key metrics that can be used for assessing the outcome of the process include the surface hardness, the hardness penetration depth and the residual stresses. The proper selection of the operating parameters offline can minimize the time required for setting up of the process and maximize the final quality of the component. In the present chapter, the brief description of the importance and findings of the grind-hardening process and resulting hardened components is presented.
KeywordsEnergy Efficiency Life Cycle Assessment Environmental Impact Assessment Conventional Heat Treatment Induction Hardening
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