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Precision grinding wheels have long been made using a vitrification process, firing a product, much like a piece of porcelain yet which is, in this case, a blend of abrasive grain, frit and silica, amongst other ceramic chemistry. Grinding wheels have also been made using a matrix of resins and plastics, as well as sintered metals. The advent of superabrasives spurned electro-plated wheels that require no dressing and can run at phenomenally high peripheral speeds. Creep-feed grinding challenged the wheel makers to build very open structure wheels, balancing a fine skeletal structure with sufficient strength to hold together under the forces of the grind. A further challenge was to build vitrified superabrasive wheels, with low temperature bond systems, that would also survive high peripheral wheel speeds. Grinding wheel technology is a science that is continually evolving and improving, extending wheel life, increasing productivity, but above all, providing better consistency from wheel to wheel, thereby making the overall process robust and reliable.
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