Wear characteristics of vitrified bonded CBN wheels in grinding mild steel

Xuexiao Zhao, Katsuo Syoji, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

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This paper investigates the wear mechanism of a vitrified bonded CBN wheel in grinding mild steel (SS400). Wheel wear after grinding mild steel is extremely large compared to cast iron (FC200), hardened steel (S45C) or high-speed steel (SKH57), even though the grinding force is small. It became clear that the wheel wear increases under the condition of longer arc contact. Furthermore, a single grain cutting test reveals that the actual chip length of SS400 almost doubles compared to the SKH57 or FC200 chip, and that the chips are very brittle. Therefore it seems that the chips do not erode the bond material directly. Through SEM observations of the wheel and workpiece surfaces before and after grinding, it was found that SS400 chips are easily loaded into the chip pockets on the wheel surface, and there are many deposited chips and embedded CBN grits on the ground surface. These phenomena, therefore, indicate the possibility of the consecutive fracture of CBN grits, and lead to the severe wear of CBN wheel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1121
Number of pages5
JournalSeimitsu Kogaku Kaishi/Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • CBN wheel
  • Chip length
  • Loading
  • Mild steel
  • Vitrified bond
  • Wheel wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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