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Wire EDM with a Twist
Wire EDM units that swivel a horizontally guided electrode wire in a CNC-controlled E axis give this shop the workpiece clearance and flexibility to produce complex, high-precision PCD-tipped cutting tools.
Centerless Grinding Achieves Precision Roundness
Knowing the basics of centerless grinding is an important step to making it a successful operation in your shop.
Helical Profile Grinder Uses Superabrasive and Aluminum-Oxide Wheels
The Holroyd Zenith 400 has the capability to grind some of the largest rotors in the industry.
Reducing Fastener Grinding Costs Using Advanced Abrasives
Ceramic aluminum oxide wheels can increase the number of parts that can be ground between dressing routines, leading to centerless grinding cost savings.
Grinder’s Hybrid Hydro Guides Offer Speed, Precision
A hybrid guideway system on Studer's new S41 universal cylindrical grinder is designed to ensure the linear motors driving the machine’s axes are employed to maximum effect.
Gearing Up to Make Big Gears
Over the years, this Indiana job shop/contract manufacturer developed a specialty in gear making. Now it is taking this specialty to a grander scale. Two large machines for high-precision internal gear grinding are the main anchors of the company’s ...
Automated Production on HMCs Requires Automated Gaging
An innovative approach to automated gaging helps deal with a fundamental challenge inherent to a flexible, multi-machine environment: Many machines with many operations multiply the chances for error.
Multi-Wheel Grinding of Big Gears
New profile grinding technology is said to significantly improve productivity for big gears by grinding four tooth flanks simultaneously.
A Streamlined Alternative for Automated Tool Manufacturing
This automated, single-machine system enables tool manufacturers to completely grind mixed batches of varying tool types and sizes unattended.
Diamond Lapping and Lapping Plate Control
The word “diamond” brings the word “expensive” to mind. But when it comes to lapping with diamond superabrasives, start thinking “low”—as in lower slurry consumption, lower slurry cost per hour, lower sludge generation, lower cycle time, lower rejec...