Shops that produce engine blocks, heads, cam shafts and crank shafts for powertrains were once plagued with the challenge of removing burrs created by machining. Not anymore.
New grinding technology is being researched on this intermetallic to help lower the costs of manufacturing aerospace engine components, develop grinding expertise, and design custom-bonded abrasive and superabrasive grinding solutions that are ideal for efficient and damage-free grinding of components made of titanium aluminides.
Rather than focusing only on energy savings or reducing costs associated with large equipment, manufacturers that are looking for potential savings in their plants should take the time to investigate just how much money they could save by switching out an abrasive. In doing so, they should evaluate fully how labor costs tie into the equation.
Thanks to new technology that increases wire life and operator safety as the brush wears, flipping your wire brush during surface cleaning has never been easier.
Proper grinding process parameters can eliminate a lot of the “black art” of CNC grinding. One critical variable is the grinding wheel being used and the dressing of the grinding wheel.
Ty Weber is the new product manager for their abrasives division.
The new 59,000 sq ft production and office complex will help them better serve the European market.
The free app is designed to help metalworking professionals select the optimum abrasive solution.
Here are solutions for applications requiring high tolerance and precision surface finish, including grinding technology, sawing and cutoff machines and a variety of finishing systems, such as lapping, balancing, honing and polishing machines. You’ll also find advancements in abrasive size, shape or composite materials, and nano-materials for improved surface finishes in more constrictive areas.
The Topcut sanding disc from Walter Surface Technologies uses a new formulation of blue Zirconium grain blend to remove material 50 percent faster and with a longer lifespan.
Diamond Flex-Hone Tools from Brush Research Manufacturing use resin bond diamond crystals with high friability that creates self-sharpening edges to provide a quick cut-rate and optimal finish.