Analysis of influencing factors for the dressing process in double side face grinding
In grinding, the design of the dressing process is an essential part of work preparation and restoration of the grinding wheel's profile and cutting ability. In contrast to most grinding processes, the choice of dressing parameters in double face grinding with planetary kinematics has so far only been experience-based. As a consequence, the dressing process causes a higher degree of tool wear than the machining of the workpieces. A focused design of the dressing process based on a scientific data could help to improve the ecological and the economic efficiency by reducing tool wear and the amount of dressing tools used. In this paper, methods for determining the wear condition and the result of the dressing process, including macro- and microscopic characteristic are presented. This includes a correlation analysis between parameters of wear characteristics and workpiece surface quality. Furthermore, technological investigations are carried out in order to systematically limit the main influencing factors on the dressing process. As a result, the parameters dresser grain size dgd, rotational speed ratio nld and the machined dresser height ∆hd are identified as significant for dressing. The knowledge about their principal influence on the dressing result could provide the basis for further research.