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Published: 5/21/2012

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.

Published: 4/13/2012

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.

Published: 1/23/2012

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.

Published: 1/23/2012

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.

Published: 1/23/2012

Centerless Grinding Achieves Precision Roundness
Knowing the basics of centerless grinding is an important step to making it a successful operation in your shop.

Published: 12/5/2011

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.

Published: 11/11/2011

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.

Published: 11/10/2011

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.

Published: 8/18/2011

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 ...

Published: 8/18/2011

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.