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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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.

Labor Savings in Grinding


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



Glebar GT 610 CNC Centerless Grinder

Centerless Grinder Uses Single-Disk CVD Roller with CNC Dressing

By: Hannah Coombs
Glebar’s GT 610 CNC centerless grinder is designed to improve the development process of fuel injector nozzle valves, said to reduce tooling costs, lower inventory levels and increase integration of prototyping technology for new components.

Hardinge Kenneberger Varia Cylindrical Grinder

Cylindrical Grinder Improves Part Surface Quality

By: Hannah Coombs
Hardinge’s Kenneberger Varia universal cylindrical grinding machine is designed for improved part surface quality and functional design with high-precision technology.

Blohm Planomat HP 412 Surface and Profile Grinding Machine

Surface, Profile Grinder Provides Automated Part Loading

By: Hannah Coombs
United Grinding presents the Blohm Planomat HP 412 surface and profile grinding machine that not only provides automated part loading and unloading, but also the ability for operators to work alongside the robot.

Centerless Grinder Uses Single-Disk CVD Roller with CNC Dressing

By: Lori Beckman
According to the company, the centerless grinding process for manufacturing a fuel injector nozzle valve can sometimes incorporate as many as 20 critical dimensions, all of which need to be centerless ground.

Centerless Bar Grinding

Abrasive Developments for Centerless Grinding

By: Kelly Pica
These grinding wheels are designed for greater efficiency by achieving higher levels of stock removal per pass.


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