Dressing is the process of conditioning the surface of a trued wheel to expose the grain for efficient grinding action. A properly trued and dressed wheel grinds with a minimum of grinding power, has no burn or chatter, and produces good quality parts. The technology in the rotary diamond dressing field has improved to such an extent that tolerances in the millionths of an inch are being consistently met. Today, this method of dressing is not only the fastest but also the most accurate way to shape grinding wheels in high volume production of precision parts.
Bonded Profiling Rolls have a consumable diamond fin with a single layer of chemically-attached diamond, making them perfect for CNC applications where variation in the dress process or wheel condition is a problem.
The IDW diamond dressing disc is a very dense profiling roll with a hard metal bond matrix intended for profile dressing to simple forms in vitrified cBN or diamond grinding wheels.
Infiltrated diamond dressing rolls are used primarily for plunge dressing, where the profile (shape) of the diamond surface emulates the customer part. The diamond grit is secured with a Tungsten powder metal matrix, infiltrated with bronze.
Conventional infiltrated CNC diamond profiling discs are the most common CNC dressing technology. A tough, tungsten matrix holds the diamond particles.
Reverse Plated diamond dressing rolls are used primarily for plunge dressing, where the profile (shape) of the diamond surface emulates the customer part. The diamond grit is secured with an electroplated nickel matrix.