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Method for grinding precision components

United States Patent

6,019,668
February 1, 2000
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A method for precision cylindrical grinding of hard brittle materials, such as ceramics or glass and composites comprising ceramics or glass, provides material removal rates as high as 19-380 cm.sup.3 /min/cm. The abrasive tools used in the method comprise a strong, light weight wheel core bonded to a continuous rim of abrasive segments containing superabrasive grain in a dense metal bond matrix.
Ramanath; Srinivasan (Holden, MA), Kuo; Shih Yee (Westboro, MA), Williston; William H. (Holden, MA), Buljan; Sergej-Tomislav (Acton, MA)
Norton Company (Worcester, MA)
09/ 049,628
March 27, 1998
The Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-840R21400; Subcontract No. 86X-SU697V: awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.