“Grinding Wheel Geometry” provides an overview of common grinding wheel geometries according to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, which provides a common language for grinding wheels, including letter designations for each part of the wheel, as well as guidelines for wheel design and usage. Most grinding wheels are one of eight basic types that are variations of straight and cup wheels. The variations come from different wheel features, such as reliefs and recesses, which make them suitable for grinding different part shapes. Selecting and using the best grinding wheel for an operation requires an understanding of wheel geometry. After taking this class, users should be able to describe common wheel geometries and the applications appropriate for each.
- Explain the factors that determine wheel selection
- Describe the basic anatomy of a grinding wheel
- Describe the purpose of different wheel features
- Identify common dimensions for grinding wheels
- Describe the purpose of ANSI grinding wheel standards
- Describe ANSI letter designations for grinding wheel dimensions
- Describe the ANSI standard for numbering grinding wheel types
- Describe the key features of a Type 1 straight wheel
- Describe the key features of a Type 2 cylinder wheel
- Describe the key features of a Type 5 recessed one-side wheel
- Describe the key features of a Type 7 double-recessed wheel
- Describe the key features of a Type 6 straight cup wheel
- Describe the key features of a Type 11 flaring cup wheel
- Describe the key features of a Type 12 dish wheel
- Describe the key features of a Type 13 saucer wheel
- Describe wheel profiles.
- Recommended for manufacturing personnel handling surface/cylindrical/centreless grinding equipment etc.
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