The object of this book has been to embody in concise form the
main principles of workshop precision grinding, and in the pages
following will be found the results of many years' experience in
the design and construction of grinding machines and close
observation of their practical utility.
The subject matter is the basis of a series of lectures on
grinding machines given by the author at the Royal Technical
College, Salford. The author hopes, however, that the book will
prove helpful, not only to the technical student, but also to
the fully trained engineer, because precision grinding plays
such an important part in all engineering work that every
engineer should be aware of its possibilities. It is hoped the
book will not merely be perused and put aside, but that it will
be studied carefully and a desire thus be stimulated for closer
acquaintance with actual grinding practice.
In the space available it has not been possible to give complete
details of machines, and the reader who desires fuller
information on these points is referred to Grinding Machinery by
J. J. Guest, and Precision Grinding Machines by the author.
The author desires to place on record his indebtedness to the
various firms who have kindly assisted him with information
regarding their machines, and by the loan of blocks; also to the
Norton Co., U.S.A., for permission to make extracts from their
interesting trade publication, Grits and Grinds.