Applications of Diamond Grinding Wheels
Diamond grinding wheels have many classifications. You can classify these wheels according to their shape, bond, grit, size, and concentrations. The application of these different types of grinding wheels are for different abrasive and grinding machining operations. So, these diamond grinding machines are used widely in grinding machines. If you are doing grinding or machining processes, it is important to use the proper grinding wheel.
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. Most tool room and production applications use these type of wheels. The metal and vitrified types of wheels are newer bond types and they are used in more specific applications. These wheels are quite rare so that makes them more expensive. They are custom made-to-order types of wheels. 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. If you don’t use the proper type of grinding wheels, then your grinding operations will not be effective. It is, therefore, very important to determine the type of materials you are working on and the appropriate grinding wheel that you should use for this before even starting your grinding operations.
There are many processes and materials where you use diamond grinding wheels. You only use diamond wheels strictly on carbides and a CBN grinding wheel is used on steel.
The synthetic diamond, the cubic boron nitride (CBN) and the alumina-zirconia are another classification of diamond grinding wheels. The hardest of the three is the synthetic diamond and the softest if the alumina-zirconia. You need to consider some factors when selecting a particular type of wheel.
First is the you should determine the hardness of the item that you will grind. 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. If you are grinding soft metals, then the wheel to use is the alumina-zirconia.
You next look at the nomenclature plate on the grinding machine. If you check the speed rating in meters per second, then you can determine if the speed is not something that will make the grit disintegrate or separate during operation.
You also need to determine if you are doing wet or dry grinding and then select the coarseness of the wheel. You then need to choose the right grinding wheel to use for these applications.