Cylindrical Grinding Processes

Cylindrical Grinding processes are used extensively in engineering workshops to finish pre-finish and heat treatment surfaces of all kinds. Grinders can perform both rough out work and finish the work to fine tolerances.

Fine surface finishes and a high degree of accuracy can be obtained more economically on grinders than any other machine available today. Turning and CNC turning can provide similar surface finishes and tolerance control, yet it the method of material removal that inhences the properties of a component when comparing turning verses Cylindrical Grinding.

Turning tears material which increases surface imperfections or surface finishes, these imperfections can act as raising stress levels in a component that is place under load.

The grinding process reduces the potential for stress through a uniform surface that offers greater resistance to cracking or component fatigue.

In general terms, grinding allowance is necessary to prepare a component to meet a specified tolerance. This grinding allowance varies from operation to operation along with from material to material.

Work holding of components to be cylindrically ground can be:

  •          Between Centres
  •          In a Chuck
  •          On a face plate
  •          May require the use of a steady

The cylindrical grinding process can be a combination of :

  •          Grinding a shoulder
  •          Taper Grinding 
  •          Plunge Cutting
  •          Form Grinding
  •          Internal
  •          External

Cylindrical grinding is a specialist area of component machining and takes years of experience to prefect the process in terms of effectiveness and efficiency .

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