Related Glossary Terms
Machining a bevel on a workpiece or tool; improves a tool’s entrance into the cut.
Phenomenon leading to fracture under repeated or fluctuating stresses having a maximum value less than the tensile strength of the material. Fatigue fractures are progressive, beginning as minute cracks that grow under the action of the fluctuating stress.
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.
- grinding wheel
Wheel formed from abrasive material mixed in a suitable matrix. Takes a variety of shapes but falls into two basic categories: one that cuts on its periphery, as in reciprocating grinding, and one that cuts on its side or face, as in tool and cutter grinding.
Fastt-Grind Ceramic Discs Combine the high material removal of a grinding wheel and rapid cut rate of a resin fiber disc.
- Specially designed for use on high-speed, right-angle grinders
- No back-up pad needed
- Performance: Premium Ceramic Grain - provides a cooler cut for a longer lasting disc; 50 Grit – less emphasis on aggression with refined surface finish; 36 Grit – best combination of stock
- removal and surface finish
- Applications: Works well on stainless steel & carbon steel, weld bead removal, chamfering and beveling, flame-cut steel removal, edge grinding and deburring
- Cuts time to complete jobs by up to 50%
- 70% lighter than traditional grinding wheels reducing vibration and operator fatigue
- Designed for ease of use with no back-up pad required
- Thinner than traditional grinding wheel