Analysis of EDD Accuracy for Profiling Metal-Bonded Grinding Wheels
Grinding process using superabrasive metal-bonded wheels is unavoidably linked to long and inefficient truing and dressing processes. This document presents the application of electro-discharge dressing process as an alternative to form wheels. The accuracy of the process and its efficiency has been analyzed on wheels of different grit size. To do so, complex geometry has been completely profiled to a 1A1 type wheels. Results show that the process can provide the desired geometry at the cost of a high processing time. The comparison between fine and large grit size grinding wheels shows that there is apparently no geometric limitation imposed by the grit size apart from that associated to grit diameter in corners and inner radii.
N. Ortega et al., "Analysis of EDD Accuracy for Profiling Metal-Bonded Grinding Wheels", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 325, pp. 195-200, 2011