Assessment of vitrified CBN wheels for precision grinding

Rui Cai, W.B Rowe

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Methods of measuring topographical features of grinding wheels are reviewed. Each technique has advantages and limitations for resolution, measuring depth, ease of application, data analysis and interpretation. Results obtained vary according to the method and instrument employed. Advantages and difficulties experienced with different techniques are discussed. Different replication techniques and materials are compared and suggestions made. A set of parameters that describe the wheel and grain characteristics is defined. Experimental studies with grinding wheels having different structures are carried out in terms of observations and measurements of changes in wheel topography. Experimental results are analysed and discussed in relation to theoretical understanding of abrasive wear and loading.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391-1402
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Issue number12-13
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Grinding
  • CBN
  • Vitrified
  • Topography


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