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. Grinders for round parts include cylindrical and centerless grinders. Grinders for flat surfaces are called surface grinders. Form grinders move the work and/or the wheel in various axes to grind surfaces that are precisely contoured. Grinders used to create and sharpen cutting tools are called tool & 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.



Walter Surface Technologies Zip Titan and Chopcut Titan

Abrasive Cutting Disks Preserve Properties of Titanium, Brass Workpieces

By: Jedd Cole
Walter Surface Technologies has released its Zip Titan and Chopcut Titan abrasive cutting disks designed for cutting titanium and brass with exceptional efficiency.

So You’re in the Market for a Machine Tool—Start Your Search by Asking “Why”

By: Jedd Cole
There’s nothing worse than buying a new machine that ends up neglected in the corner because it’s the wrong one for the job. Some key questions at the beginning of your search can help you avoid that.

High-Speed Grinding Oil for Improved Operation

By: Jedd Cole
Oelheld’s high-speed grinding oil, ToolGrind T600, is manufactured from high-quality base oils with improved viscosity and temperature characteristics, and low misting and aromatic content, the company says.

Kent KGS-WM

Surface Grinder’s Spindle Bearings Ensure 0.0005-mm Max Runout

By: Jedd Cole
Kent international presents the KGS-WM surface grinder from the Wizard series.

Software Enables Easy Grinding Programming with Chance to Win Swiss Watch at IMTS

By: Jedd Cole
StuderTechnology Integrated is designed to enable people with no experience with grinding machine programming to program a Studer machine. According to a spokesman during a press tour of the system, all a user need have is familiarity with a PC.


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