In the Flow

Author Paul Michael
July 01,2004 - 12:00pm

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.

How viscosity affects grinding oil performance.

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Technical Director

Paul Michael is technical director at Benz Oil, Milwaukee. For information about the company’s line of grinding fluids, call 414-442-2900 or