The Many Uses of Diamond Grinding Wheels
Diamond grinding wheels have many classifications. You can classify these wheels according to their shape, bond, grit, size, and concentrations. These different types are wheels are used in many different abrasive and grinding machining operations. So, these diamond grinding machines are used widely in grinding machines. There is a need to use the proper grinding wheel in any grinding and machining processes.
There are many grinding and machining operations that use the diamond grinding wheels. 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. Resin wheels are used in many tool room and production applications. The newer bond types are the metal and vitrified types of wheels which can only be used in specific applications. It is quite expensive to buy these kinds of wheels because they are quite rare. But these types of wheels are usually custom made to order items. You find electro-plated wheels in cut-off wheels and they are used in low demanding abrasive grinding. If you are doing plastic, then the electro-plated wheel is used.
Knowing the types and applications of grinding wheels is important since each of these wheels are only used in specific applications. Your grinding operations may not be done effectively if you don’t use the proper types of wheels. it is very necessary, before you begin your grinding operations, to take not of the kind of materials you are grinding, and the appropriate grinding wheel to use for that material.
There are many processes and materials where you use diamond grinding wheels. When grinding carbides only a diamond wheel can be used and a CBD grinding wheel is used on steel.
Other classifications of diamond grinding wheels include the synthetic diamond, the cubic boron nitride (CBN) and the alumina-zirconia. 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.
You should first find out how hard the material that you will grind is. For iron or steel, you should use CBN. If you are doing to remove metal from a non-ferrous material, then the appropriate wheel to use is the synthetic diamond blade. Use the alumina-zirconia wheel to grind soft metals.
After deciding on the appropriate wheel to use, the next thing is to look at the nomenclature plate on the grinding machine. The speed rating in meters per second is the seed that ensures that you diamond grit will not disintegrate or separate when used on the grinding machine.
Finally, determine if the grinding is wet or dry and determine the wheel’s coarseness. Then select the appropriate wheel.