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.

New Grinding Wheel Emphasizes Operator Comfort

By: Russ Willcutt
Repetitive motions, especially those involving hand tools, can lead to worker fatigue and even carpal tunnel syndrome. The less tiring you make a job, the more productive employees will be.

Radius Internal Cylindrical Grinding Machines Replace Studer’s CT700 and 900 Models

By: Lori Beckman
The S121, S131 and S141 replace Studer’s CT700 and CT900 models and extend part production capabilities by offering more advanced technology, a new dressing concept and larger size machine to handle a larger range of workpieces.

Rollomatic Appoints Service, Applications Team Leader

By: Jedd Cole
Originally from the United Kingdom, Mr. Franklin began his career at the Rollomatic factory in Switzerland.

Glebar’s GT-610 CNC Centerless Grinder Delivers Savings for Aerospace Fasteners

By: Lori Beckman
Setting up eight parts per cycle is the same as setting up one part per cycle on this system.

Cuttermasters Tradesman Machinist

Smaller Alternative for Cutting Off, Grinding Features on End Mills

By: Jedd Cole
The Tradesman Machinist variable-speed bench grinder from Cuttermasters produces features typically made with traditional tool and cutter grinders.

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