The aim of the 5th European Conference on Grinding (ECG) is to illustrate material developments and the resulting challenges for the grinding technology of different industrial sectors as well as to present solutions for evolving machine, tool and process issues. The topic covers several industrial sectors. The focus is on the sectors: automotive, aerospace and tool manufacturing.



The material developments in the automotive industry are driven by lightweight construction and resource-saving materials and technologies. This leads to the use of advanced steels and other metallic and non-metallic materials such as titanium aluminides and composites which pose different kinds of challenges for the grinding technology. The rising demand for electric mobility also leads to the use of alternative materials and components which require an adjustment of the machining strategy.


The material developments in the aerospace industry are also characterised by lightweight construction and energy efficiency. As part of this, the need for high-temperature-resistant materials such as nickel-based alloys, titanium alloys and fiber-reinforced ceramics rises. Because of their physical properties they represent hard to machine materials and require a specific grinding process strategy.


Tool Manufacturing

In the field of tool manufacturing, machining of steels, carbides, ceramics and polycrystalline diamond is in the center of attention. Thus, the focus in this area is also on grinding of hard to machine materials which pose different kinds of challenges to the grinding technology.


Day 1

Prof. Dr. Fritz Klocke, WZL der RWTH Aachen
Material Removal Mechanisms in Grinding of Innovative Materials
Prof. Dr. Fritz Klocke, WZL der RWTH Aachen
Technological Challenges and Solutions for Grinding Different Titanium Aluminides
Dr. Markus Weiß, Tyrolit - Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski K.G.
Modern Grindings Methods for Engine Components in the Environment of Rising Parts Quantities
Arne Hoffmann, Blohm Jung GmbH
Grinding of Advanced Aero Engine Components for Future Engine Demands – Balancing Quality, Cost and Process Performance
Dr. Gregor Kappmeyer, Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co
Design of CBN Grinding Wheels to Shorten the Grinding Time by Minimising the Grinding Normal Forces
Martin Gerlitzky & Dr. Thomas Magg, Diamant-Gesellschaft Tesch GmbH
Vertical Grinding of Shafts – Innovative Machine Concepts, Trends and Applications
Dr. Guido Hegener, EMAG Maschinenfabrik GmbH
Innovation in the Age of Smart Products & Services: How to Profit from Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things
Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller, TIME Research Area der RWTH Aachen

Day 2

Thermal Management of Grinding Processes
Prof. Dr. Ekkard Brinksmeier, IWT Bremen
Mathematics as a Factor of Production – Opportunities for the Manufacturing Technology
Dr. Matthias Brockmann, WZL der RWTH Aachen
Qualification of CBN Types for Efficient Machining of Modern Steels
Michael Glasenapp, 3M WENDT GmbH
Enhancement of the Productive Capacity of Superabrasives for Serial Production
Dr. Frank Fiebelkorn, Fritz Studer AG
Elastic Bonded Diamonds – Polishing of Materials Difficult to Machine
Dr. Jan Koch, ARTIFEX Dr. Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
Developing the Future through Abrasives
Alan Davidson, SAINT-GOBAIN Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH
Concepts for a Flexible and Productive Profile Grinding of Tools
Dominik Schlütter, Elb-Schliff Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH

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5th European Conference on Grinding,

November 29-30, 2016

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