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Published: 1/23/2015

Wire EDM for Dressing Metal-Bonded Wheels
The Studer WireDress system, which uses the wire “spark erosion process” to dress a metal-bonded grinding wheel while it is still mounted in the grinder, makes using these wheels more efficient and economical.

Published: 11/18/2014

Acoustic Emission Sensing Improves Productivity and Prolongs Grinding Wheel Life
In production of precision metal parts such as automotive or aerospace components, grinding to precise tolerances is of utmost importance.

Published: 11/11/2014

Where Focus Is Foremost
A shop that specializes in precision thread grinding not only provides an environment in which its machinists can fully focus on challenging tasks, but also the advanced equipment needed to accurately complete them.

Published: 9/17/2014

Thread Grinding with ‘A’ Axis
With several factors propelling a surge in demand for parts with technically complex external and internal threads with large pitches, the need for better accuracy and efficiency has created challenges.

Published: 2/18/2014

Compact Cylindrical Grinding Machine for High Production
United Grinding recently introduced its Studer S11 small-parts production grinding machine to the North American market. An online video demonstrates an interesting cam-actuated loading system that’s available with the machine.

Published: 12/5/2013

Faster Setup for Centerless Grinders
The new series of Jupiter centerless cylindrical grinding machines from Erwin Junker Machinery (Elgin, Illinois) addresses the limitations to applying this process to small- to medium-sized batches.

Published: 11/22/2013

Anatomy of a New Bond Technology
A new vitrified bond technology features proprietary chemistry to achieve higher performance as well as extended wheel life for today’s advanced grinding machines.

Published: 11/15/2013

Labor Savings in Grinding
Representatives of a grinding equipment supplier comment on how this critical process can be made more efficient.

Published: 7/18/2013

In-House Tool Grinding: the “Indirect” Machine Tool Investment
Though CNC tool grinders are used primarily by cutting tool manufacturers and regrinding services, several factors have made these machines increasingly attractive for in-house tool grinding by production facilities.

Published: 6/12/2013

Tool Grind Workholding System Limits Runout
Precision manufacturing requires minimal tool runout, but the amount of runout that is acceptable can be dependent on part tolerances and is often related to the size of the tool.