Fixed abrasive machining of non-metallic materials Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018 This paper summaries advancements in fixed abrasive machining of non-metallic materials, which include reinforced concretes, stones, rocks, carbon fiber reinforced plastic, metal and ceramic matrix composites, wood, wood-fiber plastic composite, biomaterials (bone, plaque, and enamel), and structural and electronic ceramics. The broad impacts, diverse applications, and innovations of fixed abrasive machining processes are presented. Benefits of the engineered deterministic distribution of abrasive grain grinding tools are demonstrated. Industrial perspectives and future research on innovative fixed abrasive machining technologies that enable new processes and improve the productivity are highlighted.

author list (cited authors)

  • Shih, A. J., Denkena, B., Grove, T., Curry, D., Hocheng, H., Tsai, H., ... Pei, Z. J.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • January 2018