This year marks the 50th year in business for Unison Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of more than a dozen models of manual and CNC grinding machines. The DedTru grinding fixture, which allows a standard surface grinder to perform centerless grinding, marked the beginning of the firm’s involvement in the grinding field. With a computer control, the DedTru becomes a Model 2150 centerless grinding system for production of carbide and steel blanks for cutting tools, punches and core pins for the moldmaking industry.
In fact, the company says it became the first to install a CNC on a manual grinder with the introduction of its TrueFlute series in 1977, and for the last half century it has focused on developing proprietary grinding technology and custom-made software. Today, Unison produces a complete line of CNC grinding machines that allow users to produce true-helix flutes; rotary files; end mills; ID/OD round and non-round profiles; and medical, dental and industrial burrs. The company has performed more than 10,000 equipment installations serving the automotive, off-highway, aerospace, medical and petrochemical industries.