Related Glossary Terms
Agents and additives that, when added to water, create a cutting fluid. See cutting fluid.
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.
United Grinding North America Inc. will highlight methods for improving tool performance using the latest advancements in grinding at a Tool Event on July 22-23 at the company's facility in Fredericksburg, Va. Attendees will also get a preview of a new two-in-one machine with a minimal footprint that provides eroding and grinding of PCD and carbide tools in one setup, according to the company.
During the 2-day event, representatives from the company will conduct 12 knowledge sessions. Organized into three different learning tracks, attendees can register for the sessions that focus on the topics of their choice.
Track 1 concentrates on conventional tool grinding. It includes sessions on how to optimize machine results and a presentation of the facts on flute positioning in grinding wheels. Track 2 presents attendees with opportunities to attend sessions on superhard materials. Track 3 focuses on peripheral components that enhance quality.
"This event is an opportunity for manufacturers to quickly and easily get information about various types of new technology and techniques that will help them improve productivity and surface quality," said Markus Stolmar, vice president of tool and measurement sales for United Grinding North America.
An optional, casual-attire evening event on July 22 and 23 is also available for attendees. Transportation to and from the hotel will be provided. Registration for the Tool Event can be found at www.grinding.com/toolevent.