Title: Laser dressing of grinding wheels - a review

Authors: Manish Mukhopadhyay; Pranab Kumar Kundu

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Sikkim, Ravangla, South Sikkim, 737139, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Sikkim, Ravangla, South Sikkim, 737139, India

Abstract: Grinding is one of the commonly used surface-finishing operations in the manufacturing industries to produce surfaces with close tolerances, high precision, and high quality. Selection of appropriate dressing technique with optimised dressing conditions can result in effectively opening up of the cutting edges of the abrasive grits. Several experimental investigations have hailed the laser dressing to be prosperous in generating improved grinding wheel topology that results enhanced grindability. This paper presents a comprehensive review on the developments and advances of the novel laser dressing techniques, starting from a brief introduction of basic concept, material removal mechanism, experimental arrangements, and advantages over mechanical dressing techniques. The progress in diverse laser dressing, focusing on material aspects, is thoroughly reviewed and discussed.

Keywords: grinding; laser dressing; conventional wheel; c-BN wheel; diamond wheel.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2018.092873

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2018 Vol.11 No.2/3, pp.167 - 181

Received: 04 Sep 2017
Accepted: 26 Dec 2017

Published online: 19 Jun 2018 *

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