Rush Machinery has hired Zachary Gavette as a new electrical technician.
Gavette is a graduate of the Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center in Stanly, N.Y. where he was given the Daniel L. Paddock Award for his outstanding work on electrical systems.
Rush Machinery builds and services an extensive line of production and support machines for industries that use diamond and CBN wheels and work with carbide and other hard materials.
The company’s machines are for truing and dressing diamond/CBN wheels; cutting off carbide/HSS rods and tools; cutting, prepointing, and chamfering carbide/HSS rods; chamfering carbide/HSS rods; balancing wheels and tools; grinding PCD tools; filtering grinding oil; and sharpening drills and tools.
Related Glossary Terms
Machining a bevel on a workpiece or tool; improves a tool’s entrance into the cut.
- cubic boron nitride ( CBN)
cubic boron nitride ( CBN)
Crystal manufactured from boron nitride under high pressure and temperature. Used to cut hard-to-machine ferrous and nickel-base materials up to 70 HRC. Second hardest material after diamond. See superabrasive tools.
Removal of undesirable materials from “loaded” grinding wheels using a single- or multi-point diamond or other tool. The process also exposes unused, sharp abrasive points. See loading; truing.
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.
- polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)
polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)
Cutting tool material consisting of natural or synthetic diamond crystals bonded together under high pressure at elevated temperatures. PCD is available as a tip brazed to a carbide insert carrier. Used for machining nonferrous alloys and nonmetallic materials at high cutting speeds.
Using a diamond or other dressing tool to ensure that a grinding wheel is round and concentric and will not vibrate at required speeds. Weights also are used to balance the wheel. Also performed to impart a contour to the wheel’s face. See dressing.