Related Glossary Terms
Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.
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.
The updated U-Grind by Strausak AG, part of the Rollomatic group, offers an expanded 6-axis robot loader system as an option. Designed for producing specialty tools, resharpening and short-batch grinding of high-performance cutting tools, the U-Grind has universal tool fixture systems with an HSK 63F spindle. An integrated six-pack wheel changer enables flexible grinding.