High Efficiency Abrasive Tool for Grinding
Electroplated abrasive tools usually feature a high grain density, a limited grain protrusion and a stochastic grain distribution. These properties restrict the space for coolant supply as well as chip removal. A new technology has been developed to produce single layer abrasive tools in which the highly protruding grains are arranged in well defined patterns. This new method has been applied successfully to manufacture single stroke grinding tools. Grinding tests performed with these tools show a highly increased efficiency and a prolonged tool life. Compared with the state of the art they offer at least a tenfold tool life at twice the conventional feed rate.