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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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.

Norton's Winter Vitron7 Wheels Optimized for Camshaft, Crankshaft Grinding

Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers Norton Winter Vitron7 cubic boron nitride (CBN) grinding wheels, which feature a high-precision vitrified bond.

Walter Helitronic Raptor Tool Grinder Resharpens Rotationally Symmetrical Tools

The Walter Helitronic Raptor from United Grinding is designed for grinding and resharpening rotationally symmetrical tools for the metal and wood industries.

Norton Saint-Gobain FAB Wheels Reduce Need for Buffing Compounds

Norton FAB (Fixed Abrasive Buff) buffing wheels from Saint-Gobain Abrasives are said virtually to eliminate the need for buffing compounds.

When Manufacturing Industry Events Are Delayed

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.
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Swiss Grinding Technology in Motion

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 Grinder Offers Faster Medical Production

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 External Grinder Features Versatile B Axis

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 Grinder Features Long Work Table

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.

Hardinge's Voumard 1000 Internal Grinder Features Hydrostatic Ways

The Voumard 1000 universal internal grinding machine, available from Hardinge, offers five CNC-controlled axes with positioning accuracy in the nanometer range.

Supertec's Mini Genie Cylindrical Grinder Capable of 600 rpm

Supertec Machinery’s Mini Genie cylindrical grinder is designed for shops with limited floor space.

United Grinding Appoints President, CEO

Markus Stolmar has worked more than 20 years with the company in executive positions for its Walter and Ewag brands. 

Norton's Stellar Grinding Wheels Improve Single-, Double-Disc Grinding

Stellar-brand inserted-nut grinding wheels, available from Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives, are designed to improve wheel life in double- and single-disc grinding.