Applications of Diamond Grinding Wheels
Diamond grinding wheels have many classifications. Their shape, bond, grit size, and concentrations determine their classifications. These different types are wheels are used in many different abrasive and grinding machining operations. So, the usage of diamond grinding wheels are for grinding machines. There is a need to use the proper grinding wheel in any grinding and machining processes.
The diamond wheels are widely used in grinding wheels today. The resin, metal, vitrified, and electro-plated wheels are the different types of diamond wheels. The most common of these wheels is the resin wheel. In many tool room and production applications the resin wheel is used. There are more specific applications for the metal and vitrified types of wheels and they are newer bond types. It is quite expensive to buy these kinds of wheels because they are quite rare. But these types of wheels are usually custom made to order items. For low demanding abrasive grinding you use electro-plated wheels which you find in cut-off wheels. These are the wheels used for plastic.
Since each of these wheels are used of specific applications, it is important to know these types of grinding wheel and their applications. The effectiveness of the grinding wheels can only be achieved if you use the proper type of grinding wheels; otherwise, this will not be achieved. it is very necessary, before you begin your grinding operations, to take not of the kind of materials you are grinding, and the appropriate grinding wheel to use for that material.
Many types of materials and processes require a diamond grinding wheel. Diamond wheels are used strictly on carbides but on steel a CBN grinding wheel is used.
There are three types of diamond grinding wheels that you can use today including the synthetic diamond, the cubic boron nitride (CBN) and the alumina-zirconia. If you are going to use the hardest one, then you need to use the synthetic diamond wheel but if you need a soft one, then the alumina-zirconia is ideal. The factors given below should be considered when selecting the type of wheel to use.
The hardness of the item that you will grind should first be determined. For iron or steel, you should use CBN. A synthetic diamond wheel is ideal for non-ferrous materials where you need to remove a large amount of metal. Use the alumina-zirconia wheel to grind soft metals.
You should next look at the nomenclature plate on the grinding machine. Check the speed rating in meters per second because this ensures that the bond of the diamond grit will not disintegrate or separate when used on the grinding machine.
You also need to determine if you are doing wet or dry grinding and then select the coarseness of the wheel. Then select the appropriate wheel.