Cooling

As is typical in a grinding process, the key parameters for the grinding result are defined by the grinding conditions, the grinding tool used, the cooling lubricant, and the material. The grinding conditions, feed rate, and feed motion will determine the rate of metal removal obtained. This will help achieve the required economy in the grinding process. The main function of the grinding tool is to create the geometric shape of the component and to realize a high-quality surface finish. At the same time, it must offer a long service life. The purpose of the cooling lubricant is to reduce the friction processes that occur in the grinding process through good lubrication, to dissipate the grinding heat generated, as well as to remove the chips from the contact zone, and to prevent the topography of the grinding wheel becoming clogged with particles from the workpiece. Choosing a cooling lubricant that is appropriate for the grinding task can make a significant contribution to avoiding thermal damage to ground components, such as burn marks, cracks, and undesired changes in internal stress and hardness.