Grinding and fine finishing of future automotive powertrain components

Peter Krajnik, Fukuo Hashimoto, Bernhard Karpuschewski, Eraldo Jannone da Silva, Dragos Axinte

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21 Citations (Scopus)


The automotive industry is undergoing a major transformation driven by regulations and a fast-paced electrification. A critical analysis of technological trends and associated requirements for major automotive powertrain components is carried out in close collaboration with industry – covering the perspectives of OEMs, suppliers, and machine builders. The main focus is to review the state of the art with regard to grinding, dressing, texturing and fine-finishing technologies. A survey of research papers and patents is accompanied by case studies that provide further insights into the production value chain. Finally, key industrial and research challenges are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-610
Number of pages22
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • Automotive
  • Finishing
  • Grinding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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