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Cylindrical Grinding is a large and diverse area of manufacturing and toolmaking. It can produce very fine finishes and very accurate dimensions; yet in mass production contexts it can also rough out large volumes of metal quite rapidly. It is usually better suited to the machining of very hard materials than is “regular” machining (that is, cutting larger chips with cutting tools such as tool bits or milling cutters), and until recent decades it was the only practical way to machine such materials as hardened steels. Compared to “regular” machining, it is usually better suited to taking very shallow cuts, such as reducing a shaft’s diameter by half a thousandth of an inch or 12.7 μm.
Cylindrical grinders are a type of grinding machine used to shape the outside of an workpiece. A cylindrical grinder can work on a variety of shapes, however the object must have a central axis of rotation. This includes but is not limited to such shapes as a cylinder, an ellipse, a cam, or a crankshaft.
Cylindrical grinding is defined as having four essential actions:
- The work (object) must be constantly rotating
- The grinding wheel must be constantly rotating
- The grinding wheel is fed towards and away from the work
- Either the work or the grinding wheel is traversed with respect to the other.
While the majority of cylindrical grinders employ all four movements, there are grinders that only employ three of the four actions.
Capacity: 0.03–1.5” — 0.03–3.9”
Swing: 21.5–27” Length: 64–120”
Swing: 12.5” Length: 39”