Manufacturing Miniature Products by Micro-grinding: A Review

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Demand for complex structures and miniature features, especially on hard and brittle materials with a required surface finish, urges a significant advancement of manufacturing technology. In the recent years, a number of micro-manufacturing processes have been developed to produce such miniature and complex structures. Micro-grinding is one such process that has been proved optimal thanks to its ability to produce micro-features with higher surface finish. In this study, we review the basic mechanism of micro-grinding, the development of micro-grinding tools, micro-grinding of different materials, effect of cutting fluids and most importantly modeling and simulation of the micro-grinding process. Suggested future research of this topic will cover application of the method to new materials as well as use of more environmentally friendly cutting fluids.




Pratap, A., Patra, K., & Dyakonov, A. A. (2016). Manufacturing Miniature Products by Micro-grinding: A Review. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 150, pp. 969–974). Elsevier Ltd.

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