Authors: Tillmann, Wolfgang
Zajaczkowski, Jonas
Baumann, Ingor
Kipp, Monika
Biermann, Dirk
Title: Qualification of the low-pressure cold gas spraying for the additive manufacturing of copper-nickel-diamond grinding wheels
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: Grinding wheels are usually manufactured by powder metallurgical processes, i.e., by molding and sintering. Since this requires the production of special molds and the sintering is typically carried out in a continuous furnace, this process is time-consuming and cost-intensive. Therefore, it is only worthwhile for medium and large batches. Another influencing factor of the powder metallurgical process route is the high thermal load during the sintering process. Due to their high thermal sensitivity, superabrasives such as diamond or cubic boron nitride are very difficult to process in this way. In this study, a novel and innovative approach is presented, in which superabrasive grinding wheels are manufactured by thermal spraying. For this purpose, flat samples as well as grinding wheel bodies were coated by low-pressure (LP) cold gas spraying with a blend of a commercial Cu-Al2O3 cold gas spraying powder and nickel-coated diamonds. The coatings were examined metallographically in terms of their composition. A well-embedded superabrasive content of 12 % was achieved. After the spraying process, the grinding wheels were conditioned and tested for the grinding application of cemented carbides and the topographies of both the grinding wheel and the cemented carbide were evaluated. Surface qualities of the ground surface that are comparable to those of other finishing processes were reached. This novel process route offers great flexibility in the combination of binder and hard material as well as a cost-effective single-part and small-batch production.
Subject Headings: Additive manufacturing
Cold spraying
Diamond grinding wheel
Low pressure cold spraying
Subject Headings (RSWK): Rapid Prototyping <Fertigung>
Thermisches Spritzen
Issue Date: 2021-12-05
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