Electroplated grinding wheels with nickel bonding can achieve high stock removal rates and high-precision profiles on parts being ground. Depending on the wheel blank design, plating technique, and post-treatment of the single-layer grit structure, many different grinding wheels can be produced using this bond system. There is no need for dressing during the life of the wheel. This avoids downtime and eliminates the need for a dressing device.
Worn wheels are replated with new CBN or Diamond grit in a continuous replating cycle. Wheel bodies can generally be reused several times. As such, the tools are ideally suited to high production.