Hard Choices

Author Peter Luetjens
Published
March 01,2003 - 11:00am

Related Glossary Terms

  • grinding

    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.

Advances in grinding technology gives manufacturers more ways to produce hardened parts.

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Author

Marketing Manager

Peter Luetjens is marketing manager of Schleifring Group. For additional information about Schleifring’s line of grinding machines, call the company’s U.S. division, United Grinding Technologies Inc. at 937-859-1975 or visit www.grinding.com.