Attempt of Electrodischarge Grinding with an Electrically Conductive Diamond-Cutting-Edge Wheel
Electro-discharge grinding (hereafter called ED-grinding) was carried out with a trial manufactured metal bond diamond wheel containing electrically conductive diamond grits (hereafter called EC-D-grits-wheel). In this research two effects i.e. removal action of workpiece by electrical discharge machining, and an in-process dressing action of the cutting edges on the grits are expected to take place. The results of ED-grinding with EC-D-grits-wheel (f100mm, SDE120Q80M) on tungsten carbide indicated a significant decrease of 21% in the grinding force, when the set discharge current was increased from 0A to 12A. It was also clarified from the alternative-grinding test with and without an electro-discharge action that stable grinding characteristics along with a reduced grinding force could be achieved in the case of the EC-D-grits-wheel with the electro-discharge action. High-speed camera photographs indicated that a stable discharge condition was achieved.
Yury M. Baron, Jun'ichi Tamaki and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
K. Suzuki et al., "Attempt of Electrodischarge Grinding with an Electrically Conductive Diamond-Cutting-Edge Wheel", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 291-292, pp. 63-66, 2005