Grinder option tackles non‐round punch and pin jobs

Published
November 01, 2021 - 10:45pm

ShapeSmart NP50 grinds non-round punches and pins.Rollomatic, the original inventor of pinch/peel grinding machines, showcased a new model of pinch/peel machine at the recent Eastec show that can perform non-round grinding of punches and pins.

The ShapeSmart model NP50 is designed and dedicated for cylindrical grinding of carbide, HSS and stainless‐steel blanks and components with emphasis on highest achievable surface finish and concentricity.

The patented process for grinding non‐round parts includes full pinch/peel grinding which ensures extremely high tolerances, form accuracy and the lowest TIR achievable. This is particularly important for exceptionally thin and long parts. Oblong punches, form punches, squares out of center, corner radiuses and any other shape can be produced with this method.

This machine is also suited for blank preparation of cutting tool blanks in the industrial, medical and dental markets.

For more information on Rollomatic products and services, visit www.RollomaticUSA.com.

Related Glossary Terms

  • cylindrical grinding

    cylindrical grinding

    Grinding operation in which the workpiece is rotated around a fixed axis while the grinding wheel is fed into the outside surface in controlled relation to the axis of rotation. The workpiece is usually cylindrical, but it may be tapered or curvilinear in profile. See centerless grinding; 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.

  • high-speed steels ( HSS)

    high-speed steels ( HSS)

    Available in two major types: tungsten high-speed steels (designated by letter T having tungsten as the principal alloying element) and molybdenum high-speed steels (designated by letter M having molybdenum as the principal alloying element). The type T high-speed steels containing cobalt have higher wear resistance and greater red (hot) hardness, withstanding cutting temperature up to 1,100º F (590º C). The type T steels are used to fabricate metalcutting tools (milling cutters, drills, reamers and taps), woodworking tools, various types of punches and dies, ball and roller bearings. The type M steels are used for cutting tools and various types of dies.

  • total indicator runout ( TIR)

    total indicator runout ( TIR)

    Combined variations of all dimensions of a workpiece, measured with an indicator, determined by rotating the part 360°.

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