Grinding Wheel

A grinding wheel is an expendable wheel that is composed of an abrasive compound used for various grinding (abrasive cutting) and abrasive machining operations. They are used in grinding machines.

The wheels are generally made from a matrix of coarse particles pressed and bonded together to form a solid, circular shape, various profiles and cross sections are available depending on the intended usage for the wheel. They may also be made from a solid steel or aluminium disc with particles bonded to the surface.

The manufacture of these wheels is a precise and tightly controlled process, due not only to the inherent safety risks of a spinning disc, but also the composition and uniformity required to prevent that disc from exploding due to the high stresses produced on rotation.

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Grinding Wheel - Use - Dressing
... Grinding wheels are self sharpening to a small degree for optimal use they may be dressed and trued by the use of wheel or grinding dressers ... Dressing the wheel refers to removing the current layer of abrasive, so that a fresh and sharp surface is exposed to the work surface ... Trueing the wheel makes the grinding surface parallel to the grinding table or other reference plane, so that the entire grinding wheel is even and produces an accurate surface ...
Surface Grinding - Process
... Surface grinding is the most common of the grinding operations ... is a finishing process that uses a rotating abrasive wheel to smooth the flat surface of metallic or nonmetallic materials to give them a more refined look or to attain ... The surface grinder is composed of an abrasive wheel, a workholding device known as a chuck, and a reciprocating or rotary table ...
Grinding (abrasive Cutting) - Processes - Others
... Form grinding is a specialized type of cylindrical grinding where the grinding wheel has the exact shape of the final product ... The grinding wheel does not traverse the workpiece ... Internal grinding is used to grind the internal diameter of the workpiece ...
Threading (manufacturing) - Subtractive Methods - Thread Grinding
... Thread grinding is done on a grinding machine using specially dressed grinding wheels matching the shape of the threads ... There are three types center-type grinding with axial feed, center-type infeed thread grinding and centerless thread grinding ... Center-type grinding with an axial feed is the most common of the three ...
Cylindrical Grinder
... The cylindrical grinder is a type of grinding machine used to shape the outside of an object ... Cylindrical grinding is defined as having four essential actions The work (object) must be constantly rotating The grinding wheel must be constantly rotating The grinding wheel is fed towards and away ...

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