Staying Sharp December 2005

Author Cutting Tool Engineering
Published
December 01,2005 - 11:00am

Shop management software, disc grinding, machining tips, rifle barrels, CAD, machinists' corner, back to basics, get with the program, manager's desk, part time

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Related Glossary Terms

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • disc grinding

    disc grinding

    Operation in which the workpiece is placed against the side of a wheel rather than the wheel’s periphery. See grinding.

  • 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.