GRINDING

Lessons from a COVID-19 Shutdown and Reopening

Weldon Solutions, a manufacturer of CNC cylindrical grinders and robotic automation systems, had to close its doors for two months due to COVID-19. Now allowed to reopen, the company is taking stock of the lessons learned and a path forward during the pandemic.
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Saint-Gobain Norton Winter AEON Wheels Extend Wheel Life

Saint-Gobain Abrasives says its single-layer Norton Winter Aeon Electroplated Grinding Wheel improves wheel life and efficiency by 50-percent compared to standard wheels.

Mitsui Seiki VGi20A Grinding Machine Speeds Nut Processing

Mitsui Seiki’s VGi20A Ball Screw Nut Grinding Multitasking Machine combines grinding and machining in a single chucking to shorten nut processing time.

Husqvarna Group Acquires Blastrac

Husqvarna Group’s Construction Division has acquired Blastrac, expanding Husqvarna’s repertoire of surface preparation solutions.

Offline Glebar CNC Wheel Dresser Boosts Grinding Efficiency

Glebar Company has released its new, offline DM-9CNC Wheel Dresser, which offers CNC-based contour dressing for grinding wheels.

Glebar PG-9DHD Form Grinder Reduces Green Ceramic Scrap Rate

Glebar’s PG-9DHD Centerless Form Grinder specializes in grinding pre-sintered ceramic shafts without chipping or breaking.

Glebar's Wheel Balancing System Cuts Balancing Time by 90%

Glebar Company’s Automatic Work Wheel Balancing System reduces the balancing time for grinding wheels and ensures higher-quality surface finishes.

TCI Precision Metals Expands Machine-Ready Blank Offerings

TCI Precision Metals now offers both round and square precision machine-ready blanks, converting the blanks from raw round stock.

ANCA's ToolRoom RN34 Software Eases Tool Balancing

ANCA’s ToolRoom RN34 supports ballnose cutting edges, which are suited for the aerospace, die/mold, general machining and power generation industries.

Rollomatic GrindSmart Offers Flexibility for Tool Grinding

Rollomatic’s GrindSmart 630XW six-axis tool grinder allows manufacturers to grind a variety of indexable inserts and round-shank tools on a single machine.

Superior Abrasives' Shur-Brite Wheels Enhance Finish Quality

Superior Abrasives’ Shur-Brite Mounted Seamless Sating finishing wheels are designed to provide consistent de-polishing and matte finishing performance without visible transition lines.

Bourn & Koch Vertical Cylindrical Grinder Also Mills, Turns

IMTS Spark: Bourn & Koch’s MT³ is a multifunctional machine tool platform capable of performing grinding, milling, turning and drilling/tapping operations in one setup.
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Rollomatic GrindSmart 630XW Tool Grinder Offers Flexibility

Rollomatic’s GrindSmart 630XW tool grinding machine can be adapted to produce a range of solid carbide boring bars and other stationary cutting tools. 

Vollmer's VGrind 340S Grinds, Resharpens Very Small Carbide Tools

IMTS Spark: Vollmer’s VGrind 340S grinding machine is designed for producing and resharpening small, rotationally symmetrical carbide tools.
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Norton's Xtrimium Dual Worm Wheel Performs Grinding and Polishing

IMTS Spark: Norton’s Xtrimium gear grinding wheel from Saint-Gobain Abrasives features a dual-worm design enabling grinding and polishing with the same grinding wheel.
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United Grinding’s Walter Helitronic Raptor Offer Flexibility

IMTS Spark: United Grinding Group’s Walter Helitronic Raptor and Helitronic Raptor Diamond represent two tool grinding solutions that deliver flexible, cost-effective processing.
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Sunnen's SVL-2115 Automated Lapping Machine Improves Part Consistency

IMTS Spark: The SVL-2115 is a multi-stage automated lapping machine that laps and air gages bores in one setup, freeing operator time. 
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Danobat's CG-PG Grinders Tackle Difficult Applications

IMTS Spark: Danobat’s CG-PG range of grinding machines is said to offer near-100% machine availability while operating at cutting speeds of 80 m/sec. with conventional abrasive.
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Haas Multigrind Relocates US Headquarters

Beginning August 1, 2020, the company’s new U.S. headquarters will be located in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Emag's VLC 350 GT Performs Hard Turning, Grinding in Single Clamping

IMTS Spark: Emag’s VLC 350 GT is designed to perform hard turning and grinding of chucked components, especially in transmission and engine production applications.
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Sunnen Products Co. Launches Rebranding, e-Commerce Site

The rebranding reflects Sunnen’s acquisition of BTA Heller, expansion of worldwide manufacturing operations and entry into the deep-hole drilling machine market.

Rollomatic's ShapeSmart NP50 Performs Roughing, Finishing in One Pass

Rollomatic’s ShapeSmart NP50 pinch/peel grinding machine is said to offer higher accuracy and speed than its predecessor.