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Shop Combines Automated Grinding and Swiss Turning

Many shops are increasing the scope of their machining capabilities. This Ohio shop has added cylindrical grinding to its 24-hour Swiss-type operations.


Internal Grind Machines: The Importance of Maintaining Components’ Alignment

This article outlines the importance of this alignment, explains how to recognize the symptoms of misalignment and describes what corrective steps to take. The author, Bill Bednarski, is an applications engineer at Saint-Gobain Abrasives in Worceste...


Closing the Loop

Gathering information is worth it only if it’s put to practical use. Applying measurement data to streamline the manufacturing of spiral bevel gears makes clear the true value of the closed-loop process.


Grinding in the Multitasking Mix

While different approaches to multitasking have been around for a while, shops often aren’t aware of many of the advantages these machines offer.


Wire EDM for Dressing Metal-Bonded Wheels

The Studer WireDress system, which uses the wire “spark erosion process” to dress a metal-bonded grinding wheel while it is still mounted in the grinder, makes using these wheels more efficient and economical.


Acoustic Emission Sensing Improves Productivity and Prolongs Grinding Wheel Life

In production of precision metal parts such as automotive or aerospace components, grinding to precise tolerances is of utmost importance.


Where Focus Is Foremost

A shop that specializes in precision thread grinding not only provides an environment in which its machinists can fully focus on challenging tasks, but also the advanced equipment needed to accurately complete them.


Thread Grinding with ‘A’ Axis

With several factors propelling a surge in demand for parts with technically complex external and internal threads with large pitches, the need for better accuracy and efficiency has created challenges.


Finding Significant Increases in Honing Accuracy

Single Stroke Honing is a single-pass process that sizes and finishes a bore with a series of progressively larger superabrasive tools adjusted to a preset diameter.


Compact Cylindrical Grinding Machine for High Production

United Grinding recently introduced its Studer S11 small-parts production grinding machine to the North American market. An online video demonstrates an interesting cam-actuated loading system that’s available with the machine.


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