Sustainability of abrasive processes

J.C. Aurich, B. Linke, Michael Zwicky Hauschild, M. Carrella, B. Kirsch

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    This paper presents an overview of research on sustainability of abrasive processes. It incorporates results from a round robin study on ‘‘energy-efficiency of abrasive processes’’ which has been carried out within the scientific technical committee ‘‘abrasive processes’’ (STC G) of CIRP, the content of technical presentations in STC G, and the results of a comprehensive literature study. The approach to sustainability includes environmental, social, and economic sustainability in accordance with the definition proposed in the Brundtland Report of the United Nations [156]. The main focus is on environmental and social sustainability. Economic sustainability will be considered as manufacturing productivity. © 2013 CIRP.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCIRP Annals : Manufacturing Technology
    Pages (from-to)653–672
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • Abrasive process
    • Sustainability
    • Life cycle assessment


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