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.



Grinder’s Control Enables Customized Centerless Grinding

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Unison’s Model 2150 CNC DedTru three-axis centerless grinding system is equipped with the company’s software and control to enable customized centerless grinding.

Grinding in the Multitasking Mix

By: Chris Felix
While different approaches to multitasking have been around for a while, shops often aren’t aware of many of the advantages these machines offer.

Supertech Powermaster CNC universal grinder

Universal Grinders Save Time in Setup, Operation

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The Powermaster CNC series of universal ID/OD grinders from Supertec Machinery is capable of performing complex and high-precision ID and OD grinding operations in a single chucking or between centers for savings in setup and grind times.

Studer WireDress electrical discharge wheel dresser

Electrical Discharge Device Dresses Metal-Bonded Grinding Wheels

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Available from United Grinding, the Studer WireDress electrical discharge wheel dresser uses the wire erosion principle to dress metal-bonded grinding wheels on the grinding machine without the need to remove the wheel for external dressing.

CNC Grinder Expands Automation Features

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The 325 linear five-axis CNC grinder from Schütte offers extended X- and Y-axis movement plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance.


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