Grinding Brush’s Tough Grain Speeds Cutting Action
Tanis offers its Ceramix wheel bench grinders with advanced grain technology and good performance on curves for burr removal, cleaning and surface blending. The abrasive nylon brushes are made with a metal hub construction that offers consistent finishing action and safer performance. A less dense filament structure allows the wheel brush to conform to irregular surfaces and difficult curves. The brushes use a tough grain with advanced cutting action that works up to five times faster than traditional abrasives, the company says.
If one must pick a manufacturing specialty, grinding carbide might not be the first choice because it’s perceived to be very difficult. RPM Carbide Die, however, has worked the material for nearly 40 years and, as specializing seems increasingly to be the order of the day, this northern Ohio shop is in a good position to thrive.
Roughing and finishing on a single machine, using a single setup, has appeal for most shops. The advantages in time savings and accuracy are obvious. Eliminating the transport of workpieces between machines, as well as the setup for those secondary operations, is a boon for throughput. Critical features that need to maintain dimensional relationships can be much more reliably produced if machined complete in one clamping.
No other process can do what creep-feed grinding can do. Recent tests show even more can be gained by optimizing every element of a creep-feed system.