Helping Your Parts Shine On

Helping Your Parts Shine On

Avoiding the drudgery of deburring and finishing operations The deburring and finishing of machined and fabricated parts is a necessary but often disregarded step in the manufacturing process. As a result, some shops still approach this task much...

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Surface grinding large plates

Surface grinding large plates

Dear Doc: We surface-grind large (0.6 m × 1.2 m, or 2’×4′) tungsten-carbide plates, removing around 1 mm (0.04″) per side with a 180-mesh, resin-bonded diamond wheel. We don’t true the wheel but just let it self-dress. It’s an...

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Choose the proper grinding wheel

Choose the proper grinding wheel

Grinding is a machining process found at almost all shops. Some grinding operations, such as snagging castings, grinding welds or bench grinding, are relatively simple. Other grinding activities can be complex like those used to hold very close...

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Improving the daily grind

Improving the daily grind

To improve the toolmaker’s production processes, company founder Hugo Limmer wanted a grinding oil that reduced cycle times, grinding wheel dressing intervals, machine idle times and scrap while improving process security and worker health and...

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What Does Deburring Mean?

What Does Deburring Mean?

Deburring is a material modification process that removes sharp edges, or burrs, from a material, and leaves the material with smooth edges. Deburring is commonly performed after machining operations, which typically leave sharp edges on the...

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What Does Grinding Mean?

What Does Grinding Mean?

Grinding is an abrasive machining process that uses a grinding wheel or grinder as the cutting tool. Grinding is a subset of cutting, as grinding is a true metal-cutting process. Grinding is very common in mineral processing plants and the cement...

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What is ID / OD Grinding

What is ID / OD Grinding

OD grinders work on the external (outside) surface of an object as it is rotated between the centers. With ID grinding, small amounts of material are removed from a part to finish off its inner surface. Using ID / OD grinding process, U.G.C. can...

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