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.



United Grinding Studer S121 S131 S141

Internal Cylindrical Grinding Machines Extend Line’s Workpiece Capacity

By: Jedd Cole
United Grinding has added three radius internal cylindrical grinding machines to its Studer lineup.

Nagel SPV Clamp Bore Grinder

Clamp Bore Grinders an Alternative to Double-Disk Grinders

By: Hannah Coombs
Nagel’s SPV clamp bore grinders are flexible in high- and low-volume environments and are designed to eliminate changeovers.

Bel Air Finishing Supply

Deburring, Polishing Equipment Offered

By: Hannah Coombs
Bel Air Finishing Supply offers equipment and services for deburring and polishing as well as solutions for one-piece flow, just-in-time or batch processing.

Reishauer RZ260 Gear Grinding Machine

Gear Grinding Machine Promotes Adaptability

By: Hannah Coombs
Reishauer’s RZ260 gear grinding machine features increased size with adapted components designed to handle higher loads and forces for grinding larger gears.

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.


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