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Putting the “Feed” in Zero-Defect Through-Feed Grinding
An automated grinding, inspection and packaging cell churns out two fragile automotive parts per second with zero defects.
When Grinding Is Like Turning
This shop leverages a high-speed peel-grinding process that resembles turning to effectively grind challenging materials such as carbide. Inherently low grinding forces mean high material-removal rates are possible.
The 2016 Capital Spending Survey
The machine tool market bottomed in the summer of 2016, but will continue to rebound in 2017 as shops invest in technology for unattended operation.
Centerless Grinding Basics
Centerless grinding is an OD grinding process where the workpiece is supported on its own OD by a work blade located between a high speed grinding wheel and a slower speed regulating wheel with a smaller diameter.
Specialized Grinder and Software Speeds Part Production
Once the company implemented a new grinder, it not only saved time during setup, but it improved machine uptime and eliminated the need to purchase additional simulation software.
Manufacturing Efficiently at a Micron Level
Grinding very small-diameter instruments for use in medical procedures is a niche business for this micro-grinding machine manufacturer. The company makes machines that use a variety of grinding techniques to manufacture guidewires for the medical i...
Abrasive Developments for Centerless Grinding
These grinding wheels are designed for greater efficiency by achieving higher levels of stock removal per pass.
Automated Grinding Cell Adds Capacity
Like many shops facing changes in customer demands, Pennsylvania-based American Turned Products (ATP) is making the necessary adjustments and adding operations to continue to compete in the difficult, high volume market. One of those adjustments is ...
Meeting Microgrinding Challenges
A technology for microgrinding reminiscent of Swiss-type machines' sliding headstocks can handle higher length-to-diameter ratios in the grinding of medical guidewires and other long, skinny parts.
Robotic Polishing of Turbine Engine Blades
Testing explores an airfoil finishing alternative to loose-abrasive polishing.