Characteristics of electroplated tools
Electroplated tools differ from bonded tools (resin bond, metal/vitrified bond) in a number of essential aspects:
As a rule, electroplated tools only have one grit layer.
- The grit layer is difficult to dress.
- The concentration is very large, it can be reduced only to a certain extent.
- The individual grit is retained very well, and the grit free-stand is virtually perfect (cutting volume).
- Allowing highly complex profiles to be plated.
- The wheel bodies can be regrained.
Production is difficult for smaller grit sizes (< 30 µ).