Episode 75: Rough start with electroplated wheel

Published Date
January 12,2017 - 03:00:pm

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.

A shop contacted the Grinding Doc to find out why it was getting a "horrible" surface finish when it first puts on an electroplated wheel. Dr. Jeffrey Badger, who writes the Ask The Grinding Doc column for Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, explains the issue in the 75th episode of the Grinding Doc video series.

About the Grinding Doc Video Series: Thanks to his work as an independent grinding consultant and the author of the "Ask the Grinding Doc" column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, Badger routinely receives questions about grinding from shops all over the world. Through the magazine column and this video series, he provides shops with the insight and guidance they seek.

For more information about the Grinding Doc, visit his website here.