Laser-Assisted Truing for Metal-Bonded Diamond Wheel
Truing and dressing are time-consuming processes in precise finishing with super-abrasive wheels because of the hard super-abrasive grains which cause extensive wear of truer. In this paper, laser-assisted truing method for super-abrasive wheels is introduced. Feasibility of the proposed method is confirmed by fundamental experiments conducted with metal-bonded diamond wheel and pulsed Nd:YAG laser. On the surface of wheel irradiated with laser beam, it is found that the abrasive grains are degraded and the machinability of surface layer is remarkably improved.
Fan Rui, Qiao Lihong, Chen Huawei, Ochi Akio, Usuki Hiroshi and Sekiya Katsuhiko
K. Yamada et al., "Laser-Assisted Truing for Metal-Bonded Diamond Wheel", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 407-408, pp. 122-125, 2009