Title: On the control and optimisation of abrasive distribution pattern on grinding tool surfaces

Authors: H.P. Yuan, H. Gao

Addresses: Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-traditional Machining Technology of Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. ' Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-traditional Machining Technology of Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

Abstract: It is indicated that grinding tools with controlled or optimised abrasive distribution pattern are of excellent grinding performance in improving grit cutting ability or material removal rate and minimising heat generation or thermal damage. Based on the review of the relative achievements in the past few decades, the feasibility of two kind of abrasive arranging methods, grit optimising arranging with grid and grain cluster distribution with desired pattern, is analysed. Furthermore, the application of superabrasive electroplated grinding wheel with desired grain distribution pattern is prospected.

Keywords: abrasive clusters; abrasive grain; cover mould; distribution patterns; grinding tools; tool surfaces; optmisation; grinding performance; grit cutting; material removal rate; heat generation; thermal damage; superabrasive grinding wheels; electroplated grinding wheels.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2008.015897

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2008 Vol.31 No.1, pp.72 - 80

Available online: 02 Dec 2007 *

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