Stationary diamond dressing tool – There are several types of stationary dressing tools:
1.Single-point cone tool - A single-stone diamond is embedded in one shank. This tool is good for complicated forms and radius dressing. As the diamond wears, a flat will develop, resulting in a dull grinding wheel. As a result, frequent rotation of the diamond tool is required.
2.Blade tool - A blade tool has several natural or synthetic diamond logs embedded into the blade tip. This tool is good for complicated forms and radius dressing. No rotation is required for this dressing tool.
3.Multi-point tool - This tool has many small diamonds embedded into the diamond section. This tool is only good for straight or taper dressing—it can’t be used for dressing a form into the wheel.
Rotary diamond dressing tools - These require a rotary dressing spindle to rotate:
1.Rotary dressing diamond disc - This is a narrow disc that has diamonds embedded in the outside diameter. The disc is traversed across the grinding wheel to dress the required shape into the grinding wheel.
2.Rotary dressing diamond roll - This is a wide roll that is shaped to the specific shape required on the grinding wheel and is plunged into the grinding wheel to dress the required shape.