Metal Cutting

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Automated Honing Reduces Cycle Time by 75 Percent

Faced with increased demand for a critical aerospace part, this manufacturer sought to replace its manual honing machines with a CNC model. As a result, the company achieved a 300-percent increase in production, better ID surface finishes and dimens...

Metal-Bond Wheels Roll Toward New Horizons

Historically, metal-bond wheels have been perceived as too slow for jobs involving carbide tool blanks and other very hard substances. This shop's success using a specially formulated metal-bond wheel from Abrasive Technology to grind drill blanks c...

Machine Boosts Productivity Of Aerospace Component Manufacturer

The purchase of this CNC grinding center to replace a number of large and unreliable reciprocating-type grinders has boosted production and proved invaluable for machining blades, turbine nozzle guide vanes and rotor blades for air- and land-based g...

Toolmaker Boosts Productivity With Grinder

Given the vitality of the auto market and the growing trend towards aluminum as a weight-saving aid, the demand for this manufacturer's tools has been consistently strong. More than half of the business is regrinding existing tools for customers, wi...

Grinding Cell Yields Automatic Rewards

Sheffield, United Kingdom-based tool manufacturer Universal Drilling and Cutting Equipment (UDCE) manufactures a wide range of products for the engineering, fabrication and construction industries, including electro-magnetic drilling systems, broach...

Universal Grinder Takes The Heat Out Of Brake Servo Production

Dunlop Aviation Braking Systems was looking to replace outdated machinery and to gearup the match grind cell of its brake system manufacturing module.

Higher Quality, Reduced Defects Via Remanufactured Grinders

This off-highway vehicle manufacturer's grinders were difficult and time consuming to set up, and holding tight tolerances had increasingly become a 'hit or miss' proposition.

Cylindrical Grinding Machine Provides Solutions To Accuracy And Production

Jeff and Gary Caron of Caron Precision, Inc. know grinding. They know grinding so well that their business is strictly grinding--no other machining at all. But not even the Carons ever thought they would invest in a cylindrical grinding machine to f...

Superabrasive Grinding Reduces Turbocharger Balancing Cycle Time

It used to take too long to balance turbocharger wheels and shafts on a CNC balancing/correction machine. Engineers at American Hofmann set out to develop a one-step, fully automated process to more accurately correct the imbalances in turbochargers...

Grinders Boost Quality, Productivity At Power Tool Plant

Using the cutting capabilities of a superabrasive grinding wheel requires a systematic processing approach. It takes more to get good process results than just slapping a superabrasive grinding wheel on a machine tool.

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