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.

The Benefits of Vertical Thread Grinding


Holding a workpiece in an upright position improves numerous aspects of thread grinding. From top to bottom, this approach represents a major change in the way precision leadscrew-type parts are produced, as embodied on Mitsui Seiki VGE60A.

Labor Savings in Grinding


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



Acoustic Emission Sensing Improves Productivity and Prolongs Grinding Wheel Life

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

Heck Industries S186-E shape beveler

Electric Shape Beveler for Straight and Contoured Edges

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The S186-E shape beveler from Heck industries uses durable carbide inserts in a milling-style, 1 1/4"-diameter cutter to produce accurate, clean and burr-free edges on shaped parts, slots and holes in materials as thin as 3/16".

Where Focus Is Foremost

By: Derek Korn
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.

ANCA FX linear cutting tool grinder

Tool Grinders Equipped with Tubular Shaft Linear Motors

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
ANCA’s FX Linear series of cutting tool grinders are said to provide higher grinding accuracy while reducing maintenance within a smaller footprint.

Ensuring Accuracy by Containing Coolant

By: Peter Zelinski
One of the details that has been improved on a new cylindrical grinder is a casting design that isolates coolant from affecting the structure of the machine.


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