CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2014 Edition
| Editors: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart

Ploughing (in Grinding)

Reference work entry



Plastic displacement of material elements that are not removed from the work piece.

Theory and Applications

The name actually reminds to the farmers work, ploughing the land, where earth is moved from one side to the other by the plough. Ploughing in cutting processes means plastic deformation of material without really removing it from the work piece.

Ploughing has never been defined in literature precisely. Some publications as (Malkin and Guo 2008) describe ploughing as being all plastic displacements of material elements that still stick to the work piece, some have ploughing described as being plastic displacement but without the loose burr formation (Abebe and Appl 1981), some eliminate from the ploughing the plastic deformation, that is not seen as geometric changes in the surface horizon, which means material that is moved into the side ridges seen in Fig. 2, which was also indicated as possible...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)ZürichSwitzerland