A methodology for the evaluation of CBN abrasive grits
Paper in proceedings, 2016

A better understanding of the grinding process is essential for newly developed grit types. Mapping the effect of grain properties to the application performance is the ultimate goal of every grit manufacturer. The challenge is, however, to provide crucial information about the grit and, at the same time, distinguishes it from other possible effects such as: porosity, adhesion and bond strength. A series of grinding tests have been conducted using different grit types and bond systems and a novel testing methodology implemented. The results have shown good sensitivity with respect to the grain properties and, consequently, the potential application of this method to grinding process optimization.

Cubic boron nitride (CBN)

Vitrified bond wheel


Super abrasive

Electroplated wheel


Nastja Macerol

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

Luiz Franca

Wayne Leahy

Paul White

Peter Krajnik

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

19th International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology, ISAAT 2016; Stockholm; Sweden


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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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