CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2014 Edition
| Editors: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart

Grinding Wheel

Reference work entry



A Grinding Wheel is a round tool, consisting of the basic body and the abrasive layer. It is used for most  grinding processes (surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, screw grinding, gear grinding, profile grinding, etc.) with very few exceptions (e.g., belt grinding or other special grinding processes).

Theory and Application


In general, Grinding Wheels are distinguished in conventional and high-performance wheels. While conventional Grinding Wheels are completely made of abrasive layer, high-performance Grinding Wheels consist of a basic body and the abrasive layer. For both types, the abrasive layer consists of the abrasive grains and the bond (See Fig.  1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Production SystemsUniversity of KaiserlauternKaiserlauternGermany