Centerless grinding is an OD grinding process where the part being machined is supported on its own outer diameter by a workblade located between a high speed grinding wheel and a slower speed, smaller diameter regulating wheel. Centerless grinding is even more precise than CNC machining in creating a precise diameter and micro finish.
Centerless grinding creates precise roundness, surface finish and dimensional tolerances that are among the best possible and can improve the roundness of out-of-round parts.
Dunham Products can in feed grind parts with a diameter from .100 to 6.00 up to 10.00 long in diameters. Concentricity held to .0005 T.I.R., diameter held to .0001 accuracy and roundness held to .0002 accuracy.
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Form grinding is a type of centerless grinding that uses a specialized edge, or profile, added to the face of a wheel. The "form" (or profile) is then imparted into the part during the grinding process.
Straight grinding creates a precise diameter, precise roundness, consistent surface finish and tight dimensional tolerances across a single diameter part.
End-feed centerless grinding is used to taper the end of part and provides a gradual decrease in the width of an object.
Step grinding is the process where multiple diameters are ground together, or one diameter at a time.
In thru-feed centerless grinding, the part is fed through the grinding wheels, entering on one side and exiting on the opposite side. Thru-feed grinding is very efficient because it does not require a separate feed mechanism but can only be used for parts with a simple cylindrical shape. Dunham Products can thru-feed grind parts with a diameter from .125 to 2.50 diameter, up to 12 feet long.
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