A road map for grinding and finishing stainless steel

Imagine a fabricator lands a contract involving critical stainless steel fabrication. Sheet metal and tubular sections flow through cutting, bending, and welding, then land at the finishing station. The part consists of a plate welded vertically to a tube. The weld looks OK, but it’s not the stack-of-dimes perfection the customer is looking for. So […]

Advanced Grinding Solutions at GrindingHub

No less than eight of Advanced Grinding Solutions’ principals are exhibiting at the forthcoming GrindingHub exhibition including Rollomatic in Hall 7 on Stand C70, Tschudin and HandlingTech in Hall 9 on Stand D5, Bahmuller in Hall 10 on Stand D70, Krebs & Riedel in Hall 10, Stand E30, Comat in Hall 10 on Stand B44, […]

How to Select Grinding Media for your Application

Grinding machines use friction, attrition, or compression to smooth out a metal product’s surface. There are several types of grinding machines designed to deliver different levels of finite smoothness. For example, a ball-grinding mill is an excellent fine grinder for cement products, but may not work for more extensive smoothing projects. Most metal grinding machines […]

Gearing up to grind aluminum

Aluminum is the most common metallic element in the world. In its pure form, aluminum is silvery-white and lightweight. While readily available and commonly used, aluminum is a difficult material to process as it poses a unique set of challenges, particularly when it comes to grinding. In some aluminum manufacturing applications, grinding is a required […]

Centerless Grinder’s Wider Work Wheel Increases Throughout

Glebar’s PG-912DG enclosed centerless form grinder is designed to increase throughput, reduce setup times and achieve tighter tolerances. The company says the grinder also provides better integration for gages, automation and remote service diagnostics. At the core of the PG-912DG is a 12″-wide work wheel which enables manufacturers to grind more material or parts per […]

Grinding Machine Series Updated to Improve Cycle Times

Junker has updated its 6S and 6L grinding machine series, adding new linear motors and hydrostatic guides. The company implemented updates to reduce cycle time, maintenance effort and energy expenditure. The system is designed to offer easy access to all components in and on the machine. High-performance, linear drives along the X- and Z-axes are […]

Wire brushes, grinding wheels, and flap discs, oh my!

It is critical to eliminate all inclusions and pollutants when preparing a material’s surface for welding and during interpass and postweld cleaning. Removing as little material as possible between weld passes saves time and money since any material removed will ultimately need to be replaced via the most expensive consumable—the filler metal. Removing too much […]

Types of Grinding Wheels – A Thomas Buying Guide

Grinding Wheels are circular abrasive cylinders, cups, cones, etc. used with various stationary and portable machines for material removal, surface preparation, machining, etc. They are generally mounted to the central shafts of the grinding machines with plain or threaded arbors, except in the case of mounted points, which are furnished with integral shafts and held […]

Die Science: Tips for grinding and wire machining tool steel

As a consultant, I frequently get asked, “My die sections are cracking—what type of tool steel should I use?” or “My punches chip frequently—how do I prevent this?” Tool steel selection is a crucial part of the die design process; however, using higher-quality tool steel might not always be the answer. Instead, the key often […]

CNC Roll Grinding Devices Market Application, Drive System, Structure, Model, Type, Product and Region

Global CNC Roll Grinding Devices Market studies past and the current growth opportunities and trends to gain useful insights of these indicators of the market over the forecast period from 2022 to 2028. The report offers revenue of the CNC Roll Grinding Devices market for the period 2022–2028, considering 2021 as the base year and […]