Abrasive fine-finishing technology
Journal article, 2016

Abrasive fine-finishing technology is often applied as a final finishing process, and the selection of the right technology is crucial to obtaining the desired performance of functions such as fatigue life. This paper begins with classifications of the technology along with fundamentals and brief histories of the individual methods. The material removal mechanisms, specific energies, and finishing characteristics of the various technologies are summarized giving assessments of the surfaces created by them. Guidelines developed for selecting the appropriate methods, and case studies illustrate the effectiveness of various methods. This paper ends with a discussion of the future prospects of the technology. (C) 2016


Surface integrity



F. Hashimoto

Timken Company

H. Yamaguchi

University of Florida

Peter Krajnik

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

K. Wegener

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

R. Chaudhari

Timken Company

H. W. Hoffmeister

Technische Universität Braunschweig

F. Kuster

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology

0007-8506 (ISSN)

Vol. 65 2 597-620

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance




More information

Latest update