Resin Bonded CBN Grinding Wheel Dressing by Laser — Simulation and Experiment
Due to the large difference in thermal properties of the resin and the abrasive grits, the laser-assisted dressing technology is of great interest for grinding wheel preparation. From a viewpoint of thermal induced material removal mechanism, a numerical method was presented to simulate the laser dressing process. The numerical simulation results could reveal the relations between the laser parameters and the groove formation. The overlap coefficient was introduced for practical application. Simulation for the variation of the number of active grinding points was also made for non-uniform wheel topography. Based on the numerical modeling, the suitable grinding^wheel surface topography can be achieved through the laser-assisted dressing technology. The comprehensive researches on the laser-assisted dressing process control, grinding wheel topography reconfiguration by 3D laser scanning technology and analyses of grinding temperature were made. A series of grinding tests with the laser-assisted dressed grinding wheel and mechanically dressed grinding wheel were conducted for comparison. The results proved the feasibility of laser-assisted dressing for resin bonded superabrasive grinding wheels and revealed the importance of choosing appropriate laser dressing parameters.
Guangqi Cai, Xipeng Xu and Renke Kang
M. Chen et al., "Resin Bonded CBN Grinding Wheel Dressing by Laser — Simulation and Experiment", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 304-305, pp. 38-42, 2006