Metal Cutting

Grinding Equipment

Grinding is a machining process that takes a very light “cut” using abrasive media—typically an abrasive grinding wheel. Grinding wheels with different grit sizes achieve rougher or finer grinding passes, according to the needs of the application. When precise accuracy and/or surface finish are required, grinding is often used as a finishing process after some other metalworking operation. Grinding is also an effective process for machining workpiece materials that are too hard for milling or turning. Some grinders machine round parts. These machines include cylindrical grinders and centerless grinders. Some grind flat surfaces. These are surface grinders. Form grinders move the work and/or the wheel in various axes to grind surfaces that are precisely contoured. Still other grinders are dedicated solely to machining the hard materials necessary to produce cutting tools for other types of machining operations. These are referred to as tool grinders or cutter grinders.

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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.

Labor Savings in Grinding


Representatives of a grinding equipment supplier comment on how this critical process can be made more efficient.



CNC Grinder Expands Automation Features

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The 325 linear five-axis CNC grinder from Schütte offers extended X- and Y-axis movement plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance.

Honing Machine Optimizes Gear Finishing

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Now available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), the Präwema SynchroFine 205 HS gear honing machine features direct-driven, digitally controlled spindles for the tool and the workpiece, enabling precise, rigid synchronization, the company says.

Machine Control Technologies MCT 5000-HC CNC grinder

CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder Manufactures Special Form Tools

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The MCT 5000-HC seven-axis CNC tool and cutter grinder from Machine Control Technologies is equipped with five-axis controls to enable standard, uneven, index and special-form tool manufacturing plus regrinding on high-speed steel and carbide.

Schutte 325 linear five-axis grinder

CNC Grinder Features Extended X-, Y-Axis Paths

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Schütte’s 325 linear five-axis CNC grinder features extended X- and Y-axis movement, plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding-wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope.

Engis superabrasive tooling

Range of Superabrasive Tooling Offered

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Engis offers a range of superabrasive tooling for use in machining centers.


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