How Bond Type Affects Production Grinding
To optimize performance, proper grinding wheel selection is imperative. Here's an article that provides an overview of the different abrasive product bond types, the benefits of each, and their typical applications.
The emergence of new, difficult-to-machine materials has led companies to more often turn to grinding for certain material removal requirements. To optimize performance, proper grinding wheel selection, including abrasive grain and bonding type, is imperative.
We recently posted an online-only, exclusive article by Robin Bright, technology manager for Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives, that provides an overview of the different abrasive product bond types, the benefits of each, and their typical applications, along with a short case study that illustrates higher productivity delivered by a recent bond advancement. Read “Bond Selection for Production Grinding” to learn more about this technology that is gaining momentum.
Who says we can’t be competitive on simple parts? The secret for making it happen at one Connecticut shop is the combination of modern CNC Swiss-type machines and good old-fashioned “stick” tooling.
High-volume manufacturers of cutting tools, dental instruments, solenoid valves and other precision products must have a reliable source of bar material in various sizes, finishes and metallurgical compositions to meet their processing requirements. In some cases, because of the end use application, or where machining operations are performed using Swiss-type screw machines with pull-through chucks, specialty metal bars with very precise tolerances on diameter are specified.
Knowing the basics of centerless grinding is an important step to making it a successful operation in your shop.