chapter  12
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Grinding machines and processes

The abrasive wheels used in grinding processes are relatively fragile and can be easily broken. If an abrasive wheel breaks whilst rotating at high speeds it can do considerable damage and cause serious accidents. For this reason great care must be taken in:

• Storing and handling abrasive wheels. • Mounting and balancing abrasive wheels. • Guarding abrasive wheels (burst containment). • Truing and dressing abrasive wheels. • Using abrasive wheels.