Design and implementation of an intelligent grinding assistant system

Michael N. Morgan, Rui Cai, Andrea Guidotti, David R. Allanson, W. Brain Rowe

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In modern competitive manufacturing industry, machining processes are expected to deliver products with high accuracy and assured surface integrity, using shorter cycle times with reduced operator intervention and increased flexibility. To meet such demands, the trend towards increased use of machine intelligence in machining systems and operations is clear and unlikely to be revised. This paper describes the structure, content and relations employed in a fully integrated intelligent grinding system for adaptive controlled cycle optimisation, thermal damage avoidance, dressing interval optimisation and data retention. This system, termed: ‘Intelligent Grinding Assistant’ (IGA

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-135
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Journal of Abrasive Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • adaptive control
  • artificial intelligence methods
  • grinding kinematics
  • intelligent grinding
  • thermal model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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