Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
Removal of undesirable materials from “loaded” grinding wheels using a single- or multi-point diamond or other tool. The process also exposes unused, sharp abrasive points. See loading; truing.
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.
Machining vertical edges of workpieces having irregular contours; normally performed with an endmill in a vertical spindle on a milling machine or with a profiler, following a pattern. See mill, milling machine.
The new STUDER favorit 1600 universal cylindrical grinder offers a distance between centers of 1,600 mm. The new STUDER favorit 1600 grinds both single-part and batch production, combining cost-effective price with high productivity. With a center distance of 63" and a 6.89" center height, the universal machine handles long workpieces weighing up to 330 lbs.
The STUDER favorit incorporates a full enclosure with an optimal view of the grinding process. A solid Granitan base anchors the machine for maximum precision, performance and stability. The machine’s wheelhead, which can be positioned in 3° increments, houses a belt-driven external and internal grinding spindles.
STUDER's grinding software with StuderPictogramming enables even less-experienced users to program grinding and dressing cycles quickly and efficiently. Optional StuderGRIND software handles special applications such as profiling the grinding wheel for complex workpiece shapes.
Process-oriented development, production, assembly and testing of STUDER products comply with the strict guidelines of VDA 6.4 and ISO 9001.