The productivity and efficiency of a grinding process are primarily determined by the properties of the grinding tool used. However, the physical properties of a grinding wheel and their effect on the application behaviour are currently not sufficiently known.
Grain size, grain concentration, type of bond as well as roughly stated bond properties such as hardness or porosity can be requested from the manufacturer. However, an adaptation to the specific grinding task is always based on experience. In order to further develop grinding technology in general, it is necessary to characterise the grinding wheel system throughout and to be able to specify the properties of a grinding wheel in SI units. Only on these can effects that are achieved in the grinding process be quantitatively assessed. In addition, determined process optima can be used to analytically design the grinding wheel properties for the specific application.
For this research task, the IFW shows the process chain for the production of bronze bonded grinding wheels. This makes it possible to describe the effects of the individual process chain elements, such as mixing, pre-compaction or sintering, on the grinding wheel properties. In the future, this approach will make it possible not only to identify and quantify suitable properties, but also to set them in a targeted manner.
The IFW deals in particular with grinding wheels in the following projects
Steuerung des Einsatzverhaltens metallisch gebundener Diamantschleifscheiben durch anpassbare Schleifscheibeneigenschaften