Join Cutting Tool Engineering for a one-hour grinding webinar based on the "Diamond in the Wheel" feature article published in the October 2023 issue of CTE magazine. Authored by Thomas Namola and Jeremiah Wolf — product development and applications engineers at Abrasive Technology LLC — the article discusses the use of optimized single-layer diamond tools for cutting and shaping natural fiber-reinforced composite material. Namola and Wolf recap the article and take questions from webinar attendees.
Click here to download the Abrasive Technology slideshow presentation by Thomas Namola and Jeremiah Wolf.
Click here to download the Abrasive Technology case study referenced during the webinar.
Related Glossary Terms
Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.
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.
Using a shaper primarily to produce flat surfaces in horizontal, vertical or angular planes. It can also include the machining of curved surfaces, helixes, serrations and special work involving odd and irregular shapes. Often used for prototype or short-run manufacturing to eliminate the need for expensive special tooling or processes.