Dressing and Truing

Provided by: ToolingU

This class describes the common methods used to balance, true, and dress a standard grinding wheel.

Course Objectives:

  • Name the steps required for grinding wheel preparation
  • Indicate the spots on the wheel that may be tapped during a ring test
  • Identify common grinding wheel mounting components
  • Explain the importance of wheel balancing
  • Identify proper wheel balance
  • Describe how grinding wheel manufacturers ensure that grinding wheels remain balanced
  • Describe various balancing methods
  • Distinguish between truing and dressing
  • Name the tool that is most frequently used to true a wheel
  • Identify the correct positioning of a diamond dresser during truing
  • Describe the main purpose of wheel dressing
  • Understand how dressing and truing can be performed simultaneously
  • Name the two types of dressing tools
  • Distinguish between the advantages of stationary and rotary dressers
  • Describe proper methods for maintaining accuracy during the truing process.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel handling surface/cylindrical/centreless grinding equipment etc.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Grinding Wheel, Grinding Wheel Tools

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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