Fibre Laser Cleaning of Grinding Wheels
The use of high power laser technology in the cleaning and dressing of grinding wheels has been the subject of several research projects worldwide and over the last 30 years. Several projects have reported beneficial outcomes however the process has not been implemented in production. The arrival of fibre lasers may provide a viable laser source for cleaning, and ultimately dressing, of wheels. This paper reports on some preliminary data confirming this potential and that supports the need for further research effort.
Michael N. Morgan, Andrew Shaw and Otar Mgaloblishvili
M. C. Sharp et al., "Fibre Laser Cleaning of Grinding Wheels", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 496, pp. 55-60, 2012