Grinding is the most important process in manufacturing of many precision components. The grinding wheel topography that is generated through dressing operation can directly influence the grinding forces and material removal mechanism. A new dressing concept is addressed in this investigation in order to reach the optimum chip formation condition. The innovative dressing profile roller, “T Dress”, creates a new structure on the wheel owing to which remarkable reduction in grinding forces occurs. The experiments prove about 40% reduction in grinding forces with no great difference in the ground surface roughness values when dressing with the T Dress. Dressing costs reduction owing to less diamond grits used on the roller body as well as about 25% lower dressing force are other advantages which were achieved with utilizing the T-Dress.

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