Grinding Machines

Gear Hobbers and Control Migration

This is the story of how Bourn & Koch upgraded its older gear hobbers to advanced CNC systems to machine large bull and cluster gears, worms, shafts, splines and pinions for the defense and aerospace, oil/gas drilling, mining, heavy equipment and power generation industries.
Grinding Machines: Articles

New Honing Process Produces High-Precision in Manufacturing

Single Stroke Honing from Sunnen is a single-pass process that sizes and finishes a bore with a series of progressively larger superabrasive tools adjusted to a pre-set diameter. Single Stroke Honing tools rotate while passing through the bore one time and then withdrawing. The machine's servo-controlled stroking system provides flexibility with adjustable speed and various feed profiles, such as pecking, short stroke, dwell, etc. Column feed and spindle speed can be varied throughout a cycle using the machine control. 
Developed in Europe by Sunnen Products Company, the Single Stroke Honing® process for cast-iron hydraulic valve bodies produces less than 2 µm cylindricity in bores, achieving almost 200 percent more precision than previously possible.

An Insatiable Appetite for Mega Machining

The insatiable global demand for infrastructure is driving the increased size of mining, mineral and aggregates processing equipment.


Grinding Machines: Industry News

SST and JUNKER Group Enter New Sales Agreement

SST now distributes JUNKER grinding equipment in North American markets, including the South, Southeast and Midwest.

ITAMCO Engineer Receives AGMA Next Generation Award

Joel Neidig with ITAMCO gives his acceptance speech for the 2016 Next Generation Award from the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Joel Neidig is recognized for his work in transforming precision machining facilities into “smart factories." Now Represents Drake in Europe

This deal expands Drake's reach into steering systems, aerospace, cutting tool, speed reducer, ball screw, and linear motion applications.


Grinding Machines: Products

Turbo Powered Tools Grind, Mill and Polish the Deepest Recesses of Narrow Pipes

The LRC 20 hand tool from Suhner can be bent through 45 deg to grind, mill and polish the leading edges and corners of impellers or the insides of narrow pipes that previously could be accessed only with great difficulty. (view one)
The LRC 20 hand tool from Suhner grinds, mills and polishs the leading edges and corners of impellers or the insides of narrow pipes that previously could be accessed only with great difficulty.

Medical Machining: Machine Tools

The F-Series vertical machining center from Makino provides stiffness and rigidity for chatter-free cutting, agility for high-speed /hard-milling and accuracies for tight tolerance blends and matches typical of complex, 3D contoured geometry associated with medical production.
Take a closer look at some of the newest equipment that can help contract manufacturers meet the machining, micro machining, and laser processing demands for smaller and more complex surgical implants, orthotic devices and medical instruments that are being made from newer materials – and still hold their costs down.

Radius Internal Cylindrical Grinding of Complex Medical Parts and Implants

The Studer S141 radius internal cylindrical grinding machine from United Grinding is well suited for producing several tapers greater than 20 deg to 90 deg in a single clamping on complex workpieces made of extra-hard materials such as industrial ceramic, sapphire and tungsten carbide that is used in medical technology, as well as in the manufacture of human implants for shoulders, knees and hips from ceramic and titanium.
Studer S121, S131 and S141 internal cylindrical grinding machines from United Grinding extend part production capabilities by offering more advanced technology, a new dressing concept and larger size machine to handle a broader range of workpieces.