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Published: 7/21/2011

Beating the Competition by Not Making Products
An emphasis on process rather than creating products is the goal for some metalworking companies these days.

Published: 4/14/2010

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...

Published: 10/14/2009

Drill Sharpener Helps Shop Hone Competitive Edge
 Bringing drill sharpening operations in-house saved both time and money at this Chicago-based manufacturer. However, the sharpener itself, Darex’s XPS-16, provided additional benefits—with high accuracy and consistent results, the machine helped th...

Published: 1/22/2008

Flexible Grinder Streamlines Drive Shaft Production
When a bottleneck arose from an application involving multiple setups, this shop invested in a new grinding machine with a full B-axis. Since then, it has consolidated the troublesome operation from three machines to one.

Published: 7/1/2007

Unique Business Coincides With Unique Customers
Using Rollomatic grinding machines, as well as other grinding machines, this company manufactures micro-cutting tools ranging in size from 0.0002 inch to 0.125 inch.

Published: 6/1/2007

Making Chips Vs. Making Value
In a cycle that is 90 percent grinding and 10 percent more basic metal cutting, letting the grinder perform the last 10 percent may make sense.

Published: 3/29/2007

Surface Grinder Saves Time From Timing Belt Molds
A machine shop recently faced a challenge relating to producing large mold cores for the tooling it uses to manufacture the long-lasting, top-performing timing belts that have made the company a leading supplier of such products to automotive OEMs.

Published: 11/1/2003

Centerless Grinder Helps Company Meet Growing Demand For Precision Specialty Met
High-volume manufacturers of cutting tools, dental instruments, solenoid valves and other precision products must have a reliable source of bar material in various sizes, finishes and metallurgical compositions to meet their processing requirements....

Published: 3/15/2002

Grinding: Send It Out Or Keep It In-House?
CNC tool grinding can improve the output quality of any screw machine operation. But there are a number of factors to consider when deciding whether to send tools out or grind them in-house.

Published: 1/15/2002

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...