Long and short of pinch-peel grinding

Published Date
January 29,2016 - 04:15:pm

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  • 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 asks Dr. Jeffrey Badger, Cutting Tool Engineering magazine's "Ask the Grinding Doc" columnist, whether it's better to take several small, fast passes versus one large, slow pass when pinch-peel grinding tungsten-carbide shafts. Visit The Grinding Doc website for more advice from Dr. Jeffrey Badger at http://www.thegrindingdoc.com.