What is Plunge Grinding?

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There are so many grinding techniques we need to know in order to stay competitive and viable grinding partners for our customers. We pride ourselves on our expertise with a variety of grinding processes and while we've written about a wide variety of them in the past, today, we want to discuss the plunge grinding process and how it can improve…

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Common Types of Grinding Operations

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In order to earn our hard-earned reputation as masters of precision grinding, the team at Indiana Precision Grinding needed to thoroughly study each and every technique available to us to achieve the unforgiving level of precision our customers require. We've certainly learned a lot from our experiences, which is why today we would like to…

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Hard Turning vs. Grinding: What are the Facts?

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Within the metalworking industry, there is no shortage of precision machining techniques. In recent years, there has been the introduction and increased use of hard turning as an alternative to precision grinding for achieving better finishes. This is why we wanted to talk about hard turning and how it truly compares to grinding.

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The Importance of Dressing a Grinding Wheel

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Similar to other machines, grinding wheels will wear down with use and as time goes on. This leads to poor part quality and surface finishes. Instead of replacing your grinding wheel, you can use a process referred to as "dressing" to restore the wheel to its former glory. Dressing a grinding wheel is the key to maximizing the performance and…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Centerless Grinding

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In the world of manufacturing, there is a seemingly-endless variety of tools, machines and processes used to get the job done. Centerless grinding is critical to many manufacturing industries where roundness and accuracy are needed, but for people who don't use this machine on a daily basis it comes with a lot of questions. What is centerless…

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Form Grinding, Explained

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When it comes to precision grinding, there are so many specific types of processes that it can be difficult to fully comprehend the seemingly endless number of them. Every grinding process brings with a certain complexity, so they each require a thorough understanding and a skilled hand to yield the best results. One process which is difficult…

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Grinding vs Machining in Aerospace Manufacturing

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When it comes to the aerospace industry, there is really no room for compromise. The materials used must be able to withstand the extreme conditions of air- and spaceflight. Being in the metalworking and aerospace industry for 45 years has taught us a few lessons, though. Namely, the manufacturing process used must be perfectly suited for the…

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The Benefits of Double Disc Grinding

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Double disc grinding is an abrasive machining process which removes excess material from two sides of a part at the same time. How is the job done? Typically, the grinding discs are side-mounted on a pair of opposing spindles. Because both sides of the part are ground simultaneously, this results in higher accuracy and parallelism and reduces…

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Origins of Cylindrical Grinding

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There are many types of grinding methods, each with their own applications and techniques. One of our favorite methods is known as cylindrical grinding, in which cylinder-shaped parts (surprising, I know) are finished to achieve a mirror-finish and exceptional performance on the inside diameter (ID), outside diameter (OD), or sometimes both.…

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Different Types of Grinding Wheels

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When you craft and machine your aerospace parts, getting the high quality you demand and require comes down to the ability to grind and finish the parts so they perform the job they need to perfectly every time. How is it done? Grinding is a proven technique that instantly improves your parts, but there is always one key question that must be…

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