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.
IMTS Spark: Vollmer’s VGrind 340S grinding machine is designed for producing and resharpening small, rotationally symmetrical carbide tools.
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.
IMTS Spark: United Grinding Group’s Walter Helitronic Raptor and Helitronic Raptor Diamond represent two tool grinding solutions that deliver flexible, cost-effective processing.
With advances in control, sensor and automation technology, electrochemical grinding is more accurate and productive than ever, opening up new applications for the traditionally niche process.
IMTS Spark: The SVL-2115 is a multi-stage automated lapping machine that laps and air gages bores in one setup, freeing operator time.
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.
Beginning August 1, 2020, the company’s new U.S. headquarters will be located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
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 pinch/peel grinding machine is said to offer higher accuracy and speed than its predecessor.
Studies have shown that abrasive finishing is flexible enough to finish 3D printed parts with complex geometries and difficult-to-machine materials, although the best process depends on a number of factors.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers Norton Winter Vitron7 cubic boron nitride (CBN) grinding wheels, which feature a high-precision vitrified bond.
The Walter Helitronic Raptor from United Grinding is designed for grinding and resharpening rotationally symmetrical tools for the metal and wood industries.
Norton FAB (Fixed Abrasive Buff) buffing wheels from Saint-Gobain Abrasives are said virtually to eliminate the need for buffing compounds.
Walter is moving to a digital product launch Wednesday at 10 a.m. CET (5 a.m. ET) in light of the coronavirus causing a significant delay for an in-person launch.
During a recent open house at Studer’s headquarters in Switzerland, the company highlighted advances in cylindrical grinding technology including automation solutions to enable long stretches of unattended operation.
Glebar’s CAM.3 micro grinding machine is designed with a 16" wheel for faster production of parts such as medical guide wires with flats, multiple tapers and hex shapes.
Danobat’s LG range of external grinders is designed for tough production work, providing flexibility and precision while also allowing for customization to meet specific application requirements.
Haas Multigrind’s CB XL grinding machine has much of the same structural design as the company’s flagship CB model, but with an elongated X axis and machine table to accommodate complete machining of larger workpieces.
The Voumard 1000 universal internal grinding machine, available from Hardinge, offers five CNC-controlled axes with positioning accuracy in the nanometer range.
Supertec Machinery’s Mini Genie cylindrical grinder is designed for shops with limited floor space.
Markus Stolmar has worked more than 20 years with the company in executive positions for its Walter and Ewag brands.
Stellar-brand inserted-nut grinding wheels, available from Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives, are designed to improve wheel life in double- and single-disc grinding.