The CNC dressing technique can be used in all fields of grinding production, especially for small and medium production lot sizes and for prototype applications. The flexibility of the CNC control allows changing of the production flow easily. CNC rotary dresser cost-per-piece is low compared to single-axis plunge dressing. A wide variety of different kinds of grinding wheels can be dressed.

CNC dressing discs with natural diamond or CVD diamond are used to dress conventional grinding wheels. Self-sharpening rotary dressers for dressing superabrasive grinding wheels are available. Precise optimization of the dressing tool and spindle system can achieve best run-out tolerances and best dressing results for precision dressing applications.