Special Issue on Advanced Abrasive Processing Technologies
Minoru Ota, Hirofumi Suzuki, Kazuhito Ohashi, and Takazo Yamada
Kyoto Institute of Technology
Matsugasaki, Kyoto, Japan
Matsumoto, Kasugai, Japan
Tsushima-naka, Okayama, Japan
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Abrasive processing technologies support both the creation of new products and progressive production processes as finishing processing in various industries, such as the automotive, telecommunications, semiconductor, healthcare, energy, and aerospace industries. In this era of major changes, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, advanced abrasive processing technologies that produce cutting-edge devices, machinery, and equipment for a smart society are needed. The subjects related to abrasive processing are extremely diverse, including function generation processing and ICT fusion processing, in addition to the continuing basic subjects, including high-efficiency processing, difficult-to-cut material processing, ultra/high-precision processing, etc. The field of abrasive processing has recently been expanding from removal processing to additional types of processing, such as additive manufacturing. As a result, its importance is increasing as a technology indispensable for advanced industries such as healthcare and the production of power semiconductors, cutting-edge semiconductors, etc. On the other hand, new abrasive processing technologies, such as grinding wheel surface property analysis and highly efficient surface finishing methods, have developed along with the advancement of the elemental technologies that support abrasive processing using the latest measurement methods and ultra-precision technology. Furthermore, new research, such as work on energy-assisted or reaction-assisted grinding, has been conducted through the fusion of the materials science and physical chemistry fields. This special issue contains seven papers that cover the following topics.
- Abrasive jet processing
- Analysis of the surface profile of a grinding wheel
- Drilling of glass with a diamond tool
- Reaction-assisted grinding
- Barrel finishing
- High-speed polishing
We deeply appreciate the authors for their careful work and thank the reviewers for their incisive efforts in producing this special issue. We hope that it will help readers understand the latest research on abrasive processing, encouraging and providing hints for further research on abrasive processing technologies.
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