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Exploring the: Grinding Equipment Zone


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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...


Machining for Air Quality

Honing experts describe the significance of this machining process for meeting the most recent emissions standards affecting cars, trucks and other vehicles.


Advanced Grinding, Plain and Simple

A Walter Vision five-axis grinding machine at this shop is equipped with an automatic wheel changer and an autoloader. These features enable quick changeovers for short-run jobs and unattended operation for “lights-out” production of large batches.


Single Pass Honing System with Automatic Tool Wear Compensation

Single pass honing, also referred to as diamond bore sizing, is a good way to produce parts economically when the bore is small or has thin-walled members that need to be honed.


Honing in on Low Cost, High Accuracy and Short Cycle Times in the Manufacture of Orifice Meter Tubes

A low-cost automated honing system uses existing tools and protects workers.


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