Bearing the Load

Author Pierre Pahud
August 01, 2004 - 12:00pm

Hydrostatic bearings improve 6-axis tool grinding.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.


Senior R&D Engineer

Pierre Pahud, Ph.D., is senior R&D engineer at Rollomatic SA, Le Landeron, Switzerland. For more information about the company’s grinding equipment, call 847-281-855 or visit