The metal bond is characterized by a high thermal load capacity. Metal bonded tools are created from the sintering of powdered metals and other compounds with either Diamond or Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN). The large grain holding force of the metallic bond provides excellent shape retention during grinding. Perfectly suitable grinding wheel binding for profile grinding or groove deep grinding of solid carbide milling cutters.
Metal Bond maintains a long and useful tool life with a reduction in the frequency of dressing. Generally, Metal Bond wheels have the hardest matrix, therefore it performs best in operations under flood coolant. Metal Bond wheels are meant for high resistance to wear applications and tend to give particularly long life. They are also excellent for form grinding and profile grinding that requires grain retention and abrasion resistance. These wheels can’t be dressed.