Development of 3R Diamond Wheel by Thermoplastic Resin Bond
A completely new diamond wheel, named the 3R wheel, has been developed. The 3R wheel has three unprecedented functions, reconfiguration, restoration and recyclability, and is molded from a mixture of special thermoplastic resin filler and diamond powder. The concept of the 3R wheel is to control the quantity and the position of abrasive material by actively using heat. In this study, tungsten carbide (WC) was ground using a thermoplastic resin bonded diamond wheels (radius 1.4 mm) with three different concentrations of 1500 grain size abrasive. As a result, a grinding ratio of over 200 and 18 nmRa roughness was achieved without dressing. In addition, a large quantity of abrasives was confirmed on the wheel surface by observation.
Dongming Guo, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Jun Wang and Jun’ichi Tamaki
H. Matsuura et al., "Development of 3R Diamond Wheel by Thermoplastic Resin Bond", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 329, pp. 459-464, 2007