The 21st International Symposium on

Advances in Abrasive Technology

October 14-17, 2018

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada


Papers in the following areas are invited by the symposium, but papers in other related areas will also be considered:

  • Abrasive jet machining
  • Advanced cutting technology
  • Beam-aided processing
  • Brittle material machining
  • CMP and semiconductor wafer processing
  • Coolants and cooling
  • Design, fabrication and analysis of devices for the applications of abrasive technologies
  • Eco-machining
  • EDM, ultrasonic machining, and laser machining
  • Finishing, lapping, polishing, and deburring
  • Glass molding and related topics
  • Grinding wheel and abrasive grain technologies
  • High speed and high-efficiency machining
  • In-process measurement and monitoring, metrology
  • Machine tools and systems, tooling processing
  • Finishing and machining of 3D printed components
  • Micro/nano-machining
  • Robotic abrasive finishing
  • Surface integrity and materials characterization
  • Tribology in manufacturing
  • Truing, dressing, and ELID


April 1 Full paper submission of papers to both IJAT and ISAAT
April 1 Abstract submission of papers to ISAAT only
April 15 Notification of ISAAT abstract acceptance
June 1 Full paper submission of papers to ISAAT only
June 30 Notification of ISAAT paper acceptance
July 15 Submission of final ISAAT paper
July 31 Payment of early registration fee
October 14 Conference registration and reception
October 15-16 Technical sessions
October 17 Technical visit

News & Notice

Submission of Final Paper July 15, 2018
  • Important dates were extended on February 27, 2018

Organizing Committee

Symposium Chairman
Jeff Xi Ryerson University, Canada
Symposium Co-Chairmen
Zhongde Shi National Research Council Canada, Canada
Xipeng Xu Huaqiao University, China
Libo Zhou Ibaraki University, Japan

Organizing Members

Puren Ouyang Ryerson University, Canada
Bo Tan Ryerson University, Canada
Ahmad Ghasempoor Ryerson University, Canada
Phil Koshy McMaster University, Canada
Robert Bauer Dalhousie University, Canada
Andrew Warkentin Dalhousie University, Canada
Victor.Songmene École de technologie supérieure, Canada
Shuai Guo Shanghai University, China
Nanyan Shen Shanghai University, China
Chuangfeng Huai China East Jiao Tong University, China
Yuewei Bai Shanghai Polytechnic University, China
Evgueni Bordatchev National Research Council of Canada

Scientific Committee Members

Changsheng Guo United Technologies Research Center, USA
Helmi Attia National Research Council Canada, Canada
Amr Elfizy Pratt & Whitney, Canada
Andy Simoneau University of New Brunswick, Canada
Imtiaz Ahmed Choudhury University of Malaya, Malaysia
K. Subramanian Higgins Grinding Technology Center, USA
K. Brinksmeier University of Bremen, Germany
Linda Zan 3M Abrasive Systems Division, Canada
Francois Arrien AV&R Aerospacem, Canada
Li Liu Beijing University, China
Lihui Wang KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bin Shi National Research Council Canada, Canada
Mouhab Meshreki National Research Council Canada, Canada
Note: The committee includes all ICAT members.

ICAT Members

X. P. Xu Huaqiao University, China
Vice Chairmen
Libo Zhou Ibaraki University, Japan
K. Ohashi Okayama University, Japan
Immediate Past Chairman
H. Aoyama Keio University, Japan
Ordinary Board Members
X. Chen* Liverpool John Moores University, UK
C.Z. Huang Shandong University, China
Emeritus Chair
K. Suzuki* Nippon Institute of Tech, Japan
Active Members
H. Aoyama Keio University, Japan
B. Azarhoushang Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
E. Brinksmeier IWT, University of Bremen, Germany
D. L. Butler Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
C.L. Chao Tam-Kang University, Taiwan
C.C.A Chen National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
M. Chen Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
X. Chen* Liverpool John Moor University, UK
H.Z. Choi* Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
B. Denkena IFW, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
T. Enomoto Osaka University, Japan
Y.C. Fu Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
H. Gao Dalian University of Technology, China
Y. Gao* Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Y. D. Gong Northeastern University, China
C.Z. Huang Shandong University, China
H. Huang University of Queensland, Australia
H. Huang Huaqiao University, China
M. Iwai Toyama Prefectural University, Japan
Z.Y. Jiang University of Wollongong, Australia
R.K. Kang Dalian University of Technology, China
P. Krajnik Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
T. Kuriyagawa* Tohoku University, Japan
X.S. Li CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Australia
Y.S. Liao Taiwan National University, Taiwan
Z. Q. Liu Shandong University, China
B.H. Lyu Zhejiang University of Technology, China
M.N. Morgan* Liverpool John Moores University, UK
S. Ninomiya Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan
K. Ohashi Okayama University, Japan
K. Okuda University of Hyogo, Japan
H. Sakamoto Sophia University, Japan
A. Slocum Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Z. D. Shi National Research Council, Canada
J. Shimizu Ibaraki University, Japan
F.H. Sun Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
H. Suzuki Chubu University, Japan
T. Tawakoli Hochshule Furtwangen University, Germany
P.L. Tso* National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
D. Walker University College London, UK
J. A. Webster Cool-Grind Technologies, USA
Y.B. Wu Akita Prefectural University, Japan
J.H. Xu Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
X.P. Xu* Huaqiao University, China
T. Yamada Nihon University, Japan
C. Y. Wang* Guangdong University of Technology, China
J. Wang* The University of New South Wales, Australia
J. Yan Keio University, Japan
S.H. Yin Hunan University, China
N. Yoshihara Iwate University, Japan
J.L. Yuan Zhejiang University of Technology, China
A. Yui National Defense Academy, Japan
F.H. Zhang* Harbin Institute of Technology, China
L.C. Zhang University of New South Wales, Australia
Z. X. Zhou Hunan University, China
Associate Member
G. Q. Huang Huaqiao University, China
Y. Kakinuma Keio University, Japan
T.Kitajima National Defense Academy, Japan
T. Sawa Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
B. Shen Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
P. Yao Shandong University, China

History and Scope

The International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology (ISAAT) was first held in Sydney, Australia in 1997. Since 2002, JSAT and ICAT have been jointly organizing this exciting annual event for this community and the symposia have been successfully held in Hong Kong, UK, Turkey, Russia, US, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Germany, Singapore, China, Republic of Korea, and Sweden. An emphasis of the ISAAT series is to bring together both academic researchers and industrial practitioners from around the world for the interchange of the latest developments and applications in abrasive technologies. The ISAAT2018 in Toronto Canada will continue to promote the discipline development and research collaboration, and to foster the growth of young engineers and researchers in the field.


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The conference venue is at Ryerson University located in the heart of Downtown Toronto at the intersection of Dundas Street and Yonge Street, accessible by subway Yonge line (line 1) or by street car on Dundas Street.

The conference hotel is Chelsea Hotel, next to Ryerson University, within walking distance about 5 minutes.

From the Toronto Pearson International airport, the best way is to take a taxi to the conference hotel. Alternatively, you can take an UP express train to Union Station then take Yonge line subway to Dundas station and walk to the conference hotel.

The deadline for booking a conference-rate room at Chelsea hotel is now over. There are some other economical hotels nearby such as Holiday Inn on Carlton Street, see the link

The link to obtain a Ryerson Campus map is Conference reception and regular sessions are in Oakham House (63 Gould Street). The welcome and keynote session on Oct. 15 morning is in George Vari Engineering and Computing Center (245 Church Street).


October 14 October 15 October 16 October 17
  • Conference registration
  • Reception
  • Technical sessions
  • Technical sessions
  • Technical visit

ISAAT2018 Program Final


  1. 1 A new grinding method for rail profiling.pdf
  2. 2 A new methodology for cup wheel precision grinding of rotational quadric surface.pdf
  3. 3 A study on exit burr formation in grinding process - Simulation and experiment.pdf
  4. 4 An Experimental study for lowering surface roughness in grinding with electroplated superabrasive wheels.pdf
  5. 5 An investigation on wear of monolayer brazed CBN wheels in high speed grinding of particulate reinforced titanium matrix composites.pdf
  6. 6 Basic study on ultra-precision grinding of optical glass lens by CeO2 chemical reaction assistance.pdf
  7. 7 Decision support system for principal factors of grinding wheel using data-mining methodology.pdf
  8. 8 Effect of speed ratio on surface finish using circumferentially grooved wheels in cylindrical plunge grinding.pdf
  9. 9 Effect of the abrasive grain distribution on surface roughness.pdf
  10. 10 Experimental study on the grinding anisotropy of nickel-based single crystal superalloy.pdf
  11. 11 Experimental study on torque and burrs during ultrasonic assisted single-pass honing of 4Cr13 stainless steel.pdf
  12. 12 Experimental study on ultra-high speed grinding of Inconel 718.pdf
  13. 13 Influence of UV-ray irradiation on constant-pressure grinding for SiC.pdf
  14. 14 In-situ fast measurement of grinding wheel wear and compensation of wheel profile error.pdf
  15. 15 Investigate the effect of temperature on the plastic deformation behavior of 3C-SiC and diamond tool wear during nano-scratching using MD.pdf
  16. 16 Modeling for robot grinding process based on LS-SVM.pdf
  17. 17 Research on ultra precision grinding technologies of large aperture and complex aspheric lens.pdf
  18. 18 Scratching test of single-crystal silicon carbide by abrasives on wire saw.pdf
  19. 19 Simulation of burr formation during single-pass honing of 4Cr13 stainless steel.pdf
  20. 20 Study on the automation of grinding process of mold material.pdf
  21. 21 Study on the material removal mechanism of glass in single diamond grain grinding with ultrasonic vibration assisted.pdf
  • 22 Analysis and prediction of tool flank wear under constant material volume condition in turning of AISI 4140 steel.pdf
  • 23 Ceramic cutting tool materials with the addition of graphene oxide self-assembly coated Si3N4 powders.pdf
  • 24 Chip-less cutting process of the tube in radial direction with the rotary tool.pdf
  • 25 Comparison of machining performance between cutting tap and rolled tap in tapping of Inconel 718 superalloy.pdf
  • 26 Development of localized compressive hydrostatic pressure-assisted cutting using sliding element.pdf
  • 27 Development of ultrasonic rotary cutting method for hardened steel.pdf
  • 28 Effect of shear clearance on shear section quality and microscopic state of deformation zone of non-oriented electrical steel sheet.pdf
  • 29 Effects of the tool inclination and edge serrations on the brittle fracture in the micro milling of the optical glass.pdf
  • 30 Effects of tool coatings on cutting performance of pure iron material under finish turning.pdf
  • 31 Experimental study on drilling characteristics of 3D-printed titanium alloy.pdf
  • 32 Investigation of cutting phenomena in screw cutting by three axis controlling helical interpolate motion.pdf
  • 33 The machining properties of PCBN tools for cutting a hydrogen resistance steel.pdf
  • 34 The research on high precision machining of vertical wall.pdf
  • 35 Turning of cemented tungsten carbide micropins.pdf
  • 36 Visualization of change in temperature distribution of all over the tool rake face from the beginning of cutting until the cutting state is in a quasi-state.pdf
  • 86 Achieving high MRR and high surface roughness convergence rates for optical glass polishing using semi-rigid DAWP tool.pdf
  • 87 Development of an on-machine polishing CAM system based on five-axis control.pdf
  • 88 Effect of polishing load on friction and surface quality in diamond chemical mechanical polishing.pdf
  • 89 Effect of water supply using ultrasonic atomization on MCF (magnetic compound fluid) slurry working life in MCF polishing.pdf
  • 90 Electrochemical mechanical polishing of 4H-SiC (0001) with different grinding stones.pdf
  • 91 Experimental studies on finishing of additive manufacturing titanium alloy parts with difficult-to-machine structures using abrasive flow machining.pdf
  • 92 Experimental study on the superfinishing process optimization for zirconia ceramic bearing raceway.pdf
  • 93 Hybrid force-stress control method for robotic polishing system based on hertzian contact theory.pdf
  • 94 Inner Polishing of small-diameter stainless steel pipe using wire grinding tool.pdf
  • 95 Investigation on magnetic polishing characteristics of metal additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V.pdf
  • 96 Optimal selection of a modular robot system for automatic polishing and deburring.pdf
  • 97 Parameter optimization by Taguchi methods for polishing LiTaO3 substrate using force-induced rheological polishing method.pdf
  • 98 Path and trajectory generation for robotic polishing of sheet metal parts.pdf
  • 99 Polishing of V-groove and fresnel optics using localized vibration-assisted magnetic abrasive method.pdf
  • 100 Q Learning based trajectory generation for robotic grinding and polishing.pdf
  • 101 Research on an innovation hybrid machining process for the surface polishing of SiC wafer.pdf
  • 102 Research on scan polishing flat surfaces with a small diameter tool.pdf
  • 103 Study on concentric mutual lapping for improvement in sliding surface function of SiC ceramics.pdf
  • 104 Study on the method of magnetorheological finishing of glass panel of the inner screen of mobile phone.pdf
  • 105 Surface finishing of hardened steel with abrasive brushes.pdf
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    Submission Guideline

    • Authors will be provided the options to submit their papers to ISAAT proceedings only, or to both ISAAT proceedings and the International Journal of Abrasive Technology (IJAT, EI indexed).
    • Abstract submission to ISAAT: The abstract must include paper title, authors and their affiliations, and a summary of the paper within 200 words.
    • Full ISAAT papers must be written in English of length from 4 to 6 proceedings pages.
    • Each paper must be formatted and submitted according to the Instructions for Authors available in the ISAAT2018 website.

    Paper Presentation and Publication

    All papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers MUST be presented in oral or poster session. Each delegate may present up to two papers (a publication fee will be charged for the second paper).

    Paper Submission

    Online Submission: Paper Online Submission System


    Category Early Registration On-Site Registration
    Date Before or on July 31, 2018 After July 31, 2018
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    Student Registration CAD 625 CAD 750

    A full registration covers the costs of the attendance to all technical sessions, conference proceedings, welcoming reception, banquet and lunches. A student registration does not include the cost of the banquet.

    The currency of registration fees was changed from the originally planned United States Dollar (USD) to Canadian Dollar (CAD) since the bank of the registration account accepts payment in CAD only.

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    • Please fill out your simple basic information at first step of Registration for identification.
    • During registration stage, - Can Select Main accommodation day by day - Can Add the person who want to join Official Banquet optionally - Can Check to take part in Technical Tour

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    Organized by

    Ryerson University, Canada

    National Research Council Canada, Canada (NRC)

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    Co-organized by

    Japan Society of Abrasive Technology (JSAT)

    Chinese Committee of Abrasive Technology (CCAT)

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    Sponsored by

    International Committee for Abrasive Technology (ICAT)

    Japan Society of Abrasive Technology (JSAT)

    Chinese Committee of Abrasive Technology (CCAT)

    Shanghai University (SHU)

    Symposium Secretariat

    ISAAT2018 Secretariat: Gabriel Campos


    Tel: 416 979 5056