Grinding with a taper

Grinding with a taper

Dear Doc: We cylindrical-traverse-grind long steel parts. We must follow a specification from 1970 that stipulates “traverse maximum one-eighth of the wheel width per workpiece revolution,” which is contrary to what you preach regarding using...

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Up-grinding vs. down-grinding

Up-grinding vs. down-grinding

Dear Doc: I took your course, and you said that in 99% of grinding operations there’s no significant difference between up-grinding and down-grinding. But I think that our case falls in that 1%. Due to centrifugal expansion, we have to...

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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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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 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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