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Small Grinding Center Offers Big Productivity Boost

This vertical grinding center for small chucked components with a maximum diameter of 100 mm was developed specifically to meet increasingly higher output levels and shorter cycle times.


Big Machining for Big Machinery

A significant investment in machining equipment, including an advanced five-axis, 6-meter profile grinding machine, is enabling this Southwestern shop to be more competitive at producing large-scale gears, shafts and other mining components.


Where Grinding Still Beats Hard Turning

For many critical applications, grinding remains the optimal machining process.


Grinding on a Swiss

This shop owner has developed a unique, and effective, approach to delivering a burr-free, tight-tolerance part.


More Effective Cooling, Lubrication for Grinding

Coherent-jet nozzles offer advantage over plastic and rigid tube nozzles for coolant delivery to grinding wheels.


Optical Profile Grinder Has Digital Vision

This reciprocating CNC profile grinder uses a digital profile derived from a CAD file to replace the chart or overlay required for optical profile grinders.


Single-Pass Vs. Multi-Stroke: The Ins and Outs of Honing

Two principal honing processes are available. It’s important to choose the right one for the application requirements.


Combining Hard Turning and Grinding

A combination machine that is capable of both turning and grinding work in a single setup might provide the capabilities a shop needs to address an ever changing work flow.


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.


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