19/1/11 – Frontier of Abrasives Will be Focus of International Conference
19 January 2011
Each year, the International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology, ISAAT, is held on a different continent. This year some 150 participants, many leaders in their fields, will head to Stuttgart. It will be hosted by Hochschule Furtwangen University under the chairmanship of Professor Tawakoli.
ISAAT was first held in Sydney, Australia in 1997. Since 2002, JSAT, Japan Society for Abrasive Technology and the International Committee of Abrasive Technology, ICAT, have jointly organize this annual event. Symposia have been successfully held in US, China, Russia, UK, Turkey, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. An emphasis of the ISAAT series is to bring together both academic researchers and industrial practitioners from around the world for interchange of the latest developments and applications in abrasive technologies. ISAAT 2011 will continue to promote the research collaboration and to establish a platform to explore the frontier of abrasive technology.
This year’s conference covers some 20 different topics including abrasive machining, abrasive jet machining, grinding wheel and abrasive grain technologies, advanced cutting technology, chemical mechanical polishing and silicon wafer processing, truing, dressing and electrolytic in-line dressing, ELID, finishing, lapping and polishing. In addition, it will look at the design, fabrication and analysis of devices for the applications of abrasive technologies.
Other areas of interested look at machining topics – environmentally friendly processes, brittle materials, micro, nano, EDM, ultrasonic and laser machining plus high speed and high efficiency processes. Then there are related topics such as tribology, materials characterisation, cooling technology and measurement and control.
The major trends and challenges in research are hybrid materials, micro chip removal, processing of special materials like ceramics with nano-particles, processing of turbine blades. The main technical developments are ultrasonic-assisted machining and process monitoring (e.g. acoustic emission)
More information about the conference can be found on www.ksf.hs-furtwangen.de/isaat2011