Growing environmental awareness leads production engineers to focus increasingly on energy and material efficiency of manufacturing processes. However, only a few holistic approaches have been applied on the manufacturing process level and they often disregard product quality. In this study, sustainability indicators for the discrete manufacturing process of grinding are defined and discussed. Various temporal and spatial boundaries for the sustainability analysis are evaluated with regard to their effect on the results. Selected indicators, here energy and waste intensity, are then used to evaluate different dressing strategies in a case study. This study highlights the challenges in setting the boundaries for a sustainability analysis and stresses the importance of clearly defining these in research papers.
Sustainability Indicators for Grinding Applied to Dressing Strategies
Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. Manuscript received February 8, 2013; final manuscript received July 26, 2013; published online September 11, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Y. B. Guo.
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Sabine Linke, B. (September 11, 2013). "Sustainability Indicators for Grinding Applied to Dressing Strategies." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. October 2013; 135(5): 054502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4025191
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