An Experimental Study on a Flexible Grinding Tool
This paper reports on results of experiments on BK7 glass materials with a novel tool for fine grinding of faces for optical purposes. The ball-shaped toolcomprises of a plastic wheel, several elastic layers and a polyurethane compound with diamond abrasives, which was developed and provided by OptoTech. Removal test runs led to samples with very smooth surfaces without sub surface damages. The tool’s elastic properties enable dwell time assisted grinding.
C. Vogt et al., "An Experimental Study on a Flexible Grinding Tool", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 325, pp. 91-96, 2011