The book „Grinding Burn and its Testing“ now available in german and english language

„Grinding Burn and its Testing”now avaible in german and english language

When grinding steel parts, the surface of the part can „burn“ if too much heat is introduced in a short time. This danger exists above all in grinding processes, which for cost reasons must be made increasingly efficient. In recent years, therefore, grinding burn has received intensified attention from manufacturers and users of ground components in the automotive, aerospace, and mechanical engineering industries. This book covers everything you need to know about grinding burn:

Understanding of the basic mechanisms of grinding burn formation in order to estimate the grinding burn risk of specific steels and components. Test methods for detecting grinding burn to prevent premature component failure. Grinding burn tests after optimizing grinding technology or starting new batches, and after changing or dressing grinding wheels The book is a completely practical guide even for non-material scientists. This is additionally supported by a glossary of technical terms.

In May 2020, Hanser-Verlag Munich published the book “Schleifbrand und dessen Prüfung”. This book incorporates the experience and results gained by imq Ingenieurbetrieb in the field of grinding burn testing. Pictorial material was provided by various companies such as Grindaix GmbH, ibg Prüfcomputer GmbH, IZFP Saarbrücken, Rohmann GmbH, QASS GmbH and Stresstech GmbH. The professors Wilfried Saxler/ RFH University of Applied Sciences Cologne and Bernhardt Karpuschewski/ University of Bremen supported and promoted the project in many ways.

Immediately after the publication of the book, we were asked whether an English-language version was available. This inspired the authors to produce this English-language edition of the book.      It largely corresponds to the German-language version. Only some minor inaccuracies present in that version have been eliminated. Furthermore, in chapter, which deals with eddy  current testing, new application possibilities made possible using artificial intelligence (AI) have been added.
This also required a revision of the summary in Chapter 5.

The authors hope that this book will meet with the interest and are already looking forward to receiving comments and suggestions by the readers. These you can send to us via  The book may be ordered by imq GmbH at

Order form

Reading sample