Improving the economic efficiency of steel polishing
The polishing paste with its influence on temperature significantly affects the economic efficiency of the polishing process. Knife blades made of stainless steel overheated during the polishing
process at Johannes Giesser Messerfabrik, Winnenden, Germany, leading to smoke development. The contact pressure of the po-lishing rings had to be reduced in order to avoid the risk of fire, but this led to quality problems and longer processing times.