Dressing with Diamond Tools

The dressing of threaded grinding wheels for continuous generating grinding fulfils several purposes. It serves to generate the required grinding wheel profile and to maintain the free-cutting ability of the wheel. Furthermore, dressing also has to remove any impurities that have been generated during the grinding process. Additionally, dressing must create chip clearance space to transport away the chips that are produced during the grinding process.

Diamond is the ideal material for dressing tools as it is many times harder than the aluminium oxide of the grinding wheels. The dressing of Reishauer aluminium oxide wheels is exclusively done with rotary diamond dressing tools. Reishauer offers a comprehensive range of such rotary diamond dressing tools. The selection of the tools depends on specific customer requirements such as the desired flexibility regarding gear geometries and the required productivity.