Diamond Grinding Wheels Produce Less Sparks, Odor
Innovative Products of America introduces its 3-in-1 diamond grinding wheels. Available in 2" and 3" diameters, the wheels are designed for use with high-speed die grinders. The grinding disc features a diamond abrasive edge that is said to last 20 to 60 times longer than traditional abrasives. In addition to maintaining size and shape, the diamond grinding wheels cut quickly and produce low sparks and odor, according to the company. The three-dimensional coating enables back cutting, gully grinding and bead finishing in difficult-to-reach areas.
Achieving consistent and quality results from the centerless grinding process requires an understanding of the basic fundamentals. Most application problems associated with centerless grinding derive from a misunderstanding of the basics. This article explains why the centerless process works and how to use it most effectively in your shop.
It sounds like a contradiction in terms-between centers and centerless grinding on one machine. But for some categories of workpieces, it's a viable production process that can yield machining time reductions of 45 percent over separate grinding operations.
Understanding grinding wheel fundamentals will help you find the right wheel for the job.