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Dr. Salmon has a library of books and conference proceedings unrivalled in the industry and a collection of more than 3,000 reference papers and articles. The books and proceedings are available for loan, at a nominal fee to cover shipping, processing and handling and, in some cases, there will be a refundable deposit required where the article is especially rare. Scroll down the page to see front covers, titles, authors and year published. Click on any of the covers or logos for more information, where available, and click "back" in your browser to return.
Library of Conference Proceedings
The Abrasive Engineering Society held its first conference in Chicago, IL, USA, in 1962. Back then, it was called the American Society for Abrasives, born out of the Abrasive Grain Association. They held a second conference in New York, NY, USA, in 1963 and continued to hold conferences annually for 29 years, apart from 1972.
The first American Society for Abrasives conference. April 26-27, 1962. (19 papers.)
The second American Society for Abrasives conference. April 4-5, 1963. (16 papers.)
In 1966 the society was called the American Society for Abrasive Methods and held its 5th conference in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. It kept the name through to 1975 when the 13th annual conference was held in Chicago, IL, USA
5th conference, May 7-8, 1966, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (13 papers.)
6th conference, March 6-7, 1967, in Chicago, IL, USA. (19 papers.)
7th conference, March 10-12, 1968, in Philadelphia, PA, USA. (18 papers.)
8th conference, March 2-4, 1969, in Hartford, CT, USA. (18 papers.)
9th conference, March 22-24, 1970, in Detroit, MI, USA. (31 papers.)
10th conference, June 17-19, 1971, in Boston, MA, USA. (24 papers.)
11th conference, March 25-27, 1973, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (22 papers.)
13th conference, May 4-6, 1975, in Chicago, IL, USA. (18 papers.)
12th conference, June 4-6, 1974, in Philadelphia, PA, USA. (19 papers.)
In 1976 the society became the Abrasive Engineering Society and held annual conferences until 1991.
14th conference, May 16-18, 1976, in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. (22 papers.)
15th conference, May 1-3, 1977, in Cleveland, OH, USA. (12 papers.)
16th conference, May 1-3, 1978, in Indianapolis, IN, USA. (15 papers.)
17th conference, May 14-16, 1979, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (17 papers.)
18th conference, May 13-15, 1980, in Milwaukee, WI, USA. (15 papers.)
19th conference, May 11-13, 1981, in Dearborn, MI, USA. (18 papers.)
20th conference, May 3-5, 1982, in King of Prussia, PA, USA. (15 papers.)
25th conference, October 19-21, 1987, in Canton, OH, USA. (9 papers.)
21st conference, April 18-20, 1983, in Itasca, IL, USA. (22 papers.)
22nd conference, May 1-2, 1984, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (16 papers.)
23rd conference, May 13-15, 1985, in Bloomingdale, IL, USA. (22 papers.)
24th conference, April 15-17, 1986, in Cincinnati, OH, USA. (19 papers.)
26th conference, June 20-21, 1988, in Pittsburg, PA, USA. (5 papers.)
27th conference, September 11-12, 1989, in Bloomingdale, IL, USA. (13 papers.)
In 1984 the Society of Manufacturing Engineers held its first International Grinding Conference in Lake Geneva, WI, USA. It was at the height of the success of the AES annual conferences. Though grinding was becoming increasingly popular, due to the advances of creep-feed grinding and the application of superabrasive technology, there was little room for two large conferences in the USA. The AES, wth a membership in the hundreds, was no match for the 80,000 strong membership of SME. The AES has been kept alive however through the effort of Ted Giese. Click on the AES logo (right) to go to the web site.
1st SME International Grinding Conference - August 27-29, 1984, in Fontana, WI, USA (32 papers)
3rd SME International Grinding Conference - October 4-6, 1988, in Fontana, WI, USA (38 papers)
2nd SME International Grinding Conference - Philadelphia, PA, USA
4th SME International Grinding Conference - October 9-11, 1990, in Dearborn, MI, USA (53 papers)
5th SME International Grinding Conference - October 26-28, 1993 in Cincinnati, OH, USA (40 papers)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers was organized such that the International Grinding Conference was a part of MTA, the Machining Technology Association, within SME. The machining arm of MTA had no conference of its own. In an attempt to unite the machining and grinding communities of MTA, SME changed the format of the conference to be an International Machining and Grinding Conference. Only three International Machining and Grinding conferences were held and in 2003 it reverted back to the International Grinding Conference format, once more.
1st SME International Machining and Grinding Conference - September 12-14, 1995 in Dearborn, MI, USA (73 papers)
2nd SME International Machining and Grinding Conference - September 8-11, 1997 in Dearborn, MI, USA (46 papers)
3rd SME International Machining and Grinding Conference - October 4-7, 1999 in Cincinnati, OH, USA (59 papers)
The SME International Grinding Conference - April 8-9, 2003, in Itasca, IL, USA (17 papers)
Before the time of the first International Grinding Conference in 1984, SME (the Society of Manufacturing Engineers,) the DWMI (Diamond Wheel Manufacturers Institute) and the IDA (Industrial Diamond Association of America,) worked together to produce a conference specifically oriented toward Superabrasive Technology. Two conferences were held, the first in 1985 and the second in 1991.
Superabrasives '85 - April 22-25, 1985, in Chicago, IL, USA (42 papers)
Superabrasives '91 - June 11-13, 1991, in Chicago, IL, USA (66 papers)
28th conference, May 16-18, 1990, in Cleveland, OH, USA. (5 papers.)
29th conference, October 8-9, 1991, in Hartford, CT, USA. (14 papers.)
In 2000, the Industrial Diamond Association launched Intertech, a conference held every three years, with the sole purpose of presenting and discussing the science and application of superabrasive technology.
In 1997 a very prestigious group of acadmeics and industrialist, mainly from the Pacific Rim nations, came together in Sydney, Australia, to create the first ISAAT (International Symposium for Advances in Abrasive Technology.) Since then, there have been annual conferences held, around the world, with the aim to bring industry and academia together, as well as having an avenue for the technical papers to be published in a respected journal (Tran Tech Publications.) The symposium has been organized mainly through the sponsorship of the Japan Society for Abrasive Technology, however in 2002, in Hong Kong, China, a new committee was formed, ICAT (International Committee for Abrasive Technology) which now oversees ISAAT.
ISAAT 1 - 1997, in Sydney, Australia. (40 papers.)
ISAAT 2 - 1998, in Brisbane, Australia.
ISAAT 3 - 2000, in Hawaii, USA. (87 papers.)
ISAAT 4 - 2001, in Soeul, Korea. (69 papers.)
ISAAT 5 - 2002, in Hong Kong, China. (69 papers.)
ISAAT 6 - 2003, in Bristol, England. (97 papers.)
ISAAT 7 - 2004, in Bursa, Turkey. (90 papers.)
ISAAT 8 - 2005, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
ISAAT 9 - 2006, in Dalian, China.
From time to time, not on a regular basis, a variety of organizations have staged precision grinding and abrasive machining technology conferences, symposia, clinics, tutorials and seminars.
International Conference on Creep-Feed Grinding - September 26-27, 1979, in Bristol, England. (13 papers.) Sponsored by Universal Grinding Wheel Company, Luke and Spencer and the University of Bristol.
Precision Grinding and Grinding with Superabrasives - June 15-17, 1999, in Chicago. IL USA. Sponsored by Gorham Advanced Materials, Inc. (2 Workshops and 18 papers)
Milton C. Shaw Grinding Symposium - November 17-22, 1985, in Miami Beach, FL, USA. Sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineeers. (35 papers.)
SME Modern Grinding Technology - October 10-12, 1989, in Novi, MI, USA. (13 papers.)
SME Abrasives, Grinding and Precision Machining - May 9-10, 1996, in Nashville, TN, USA. (13 papers.)
SME Abrasives, Grinding and Precision Machining - November 17-18, 1998, in Nashville, TN, USA. (13 papers.)
SME Modern Grinding Technology - September 22-24, 1987, in Southfield, MI, USA. (21 papers.)
DWMI International Technical Symposium. Diamond/CBN Abrasives The energy Savers - November 14-15, 1978, in Des Plains, IL, USA. (16 papers.)
Dr. Salmon has presented many papers on abrasive technology as it relates to the materials being used in industry today, in particular ceramics and cermets. As a member of the American Ceramics Society he is exposed to many of the problems associated with grinding ceramics. Where the likes of creep-feed grinding and high-speed grinding compete with the large chip machining processes of milling, broaching and turning in metals, there is no alternative and no competitive process when it comes to ceramics. Grinding ceramics is the only way to achieve the precision of size, form and finish. Societies and organizations came together to produce conferences and symposia centering specifically on the challenges of grinding ceramics.
Grinding Fundamentals and Mechanics of Deburring and Surface Finishing Processes. The American Society of Mechanical Engineeers Winter Meeting - December 10-15, 1989, in San Francisco, CA, USA. (25 and 14 papers respectively.)
Machining of Advanced Materials - July 20-22, 1993, in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. ( 48 papers.)
Intersociety Symposium on Machining of Advanced Ceramic Materials and Components - November 27 - December 2, 1988, in Chicago, IL, USA. ( 22 papers.)
Intersociety Symposium on Machining of Advanced Ceramic Materials and Components - April 26-30, 1987, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. ( 22 papers.)
NIST - Ceramic Machining: Assment of Current Practice and Research Needs in the United States - June 1992.
NIST - Ceramic Machining Workshop - September 19, 1990, in Gaithesburg, MD, USA. (11 papers.)
NIST - The Science of Ceramic Machining and Surface Finishing - November 2-4, 1970, in Gaithesburg, MD, USA (37 papers.)
NIST - The Science of Ceramic Machining and Surface Finishing II - November 13-15, 1978, in Gaithesburg, MD, USA (41 papers.)
ASME - Machining of Ceramic Materials and Components - November 17-22, 1985, in Miami Beach, FL, USA (10 papers.)
ASME - Machining Characteristics of Advanced Materials - December 10-15, 1989, in San Francisco, CA, USA (6 papers.)
ACer.S - Ceramic Machining - April 22-23, 1989, in Indianapolis, IN, MD, USA (Short Course.)
AES - Grinding of Ceramics - October 11-13, 1995, in Pittsburg, PA, USA (13 papers.)
SME - Using Advanced Ceramics in Manufacturing Applications - June 3-5, 1991, in Cincinnati, OH, USA (12 papers.)
SME - Using, Selecting and Grinding Advanced Ceramics in Manufacturing Applications- May 20-21, 1993, in Cincinnati, OH, USA (12 papers.)
STLE - Tribology of Ceramics Vol. I & II - 1987, Park Ridge, IL, USA (54 papers.)
Other conference proceedings, in our library, of interest to the Manufacturing Engineer.
Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories - Machine Tool/Manufacturing Technology Development Conference - 1987, Dayton, OH, USA.
Vol. 1 - Executive Summary.
Vol. 2 - Forming.
Vol. 3 - Chip Cutting.
Vol. 4 - Innovative Processes.
Vol. 5 - Systems and Control.
Vol. 6 - Metrology.
Vol. 7 - Abrasive Processes.
Vol. 8 - Surface and Edge Finishing.