Grinding Wheels

Common CNC Grinding Mistakes

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.
Grinding Wheels: Articles

Best Practices for Surface Preparation and Cleaning in Pipeline Applications

For most surface conditioning and cleaning jobs in pipeline welding applications, there are four common tools that are most often used: stringer bead brushes, aluminum-backed flap discs, bonded abrasive wheels and grinding wheels. 
Surface preparation and cleaning is just one part of the large process of oil and gas pipeline welding, but it’s a step that can have a significant impact on the productivity, quality and efficiency of the job. Proper preparation and cleaning in pipeline welding applications can help extend tool life, benefit operator safety and improve productivity and efficiency.

Finishing Welds in Stainless Steels

A non-woven disc removes grind lines left on the surface by a fiber disc. A premium unified wheel that is designed for light stock removal and is ideal for blending applications is recommended. 
Here are some tips and guidelines for selecting and using the best abrasives products to create the desired finish.

How Surface Finishing Technology Can Help Improve Productivity and Reduce Operating Costs

This next generation of engineered surface conditioning and nonwoven abrasives products, including discs, belts and hand pads, can provide higher efficiency, and higher productivity, while eliminating additional steps, ensuring that projects are completed quickly, with reduced labor and energy requirements. 
Investing in better consumables in order to significantly cut time and manpower costs is smart business. Streamlined manufacturing that performs efficiently and effectively is the key to driving profits in both good times and in bad.

Automating the “Feel” in Deburring and Edge Finishing

To automate the deburring and edge finishing process, the “feel” of an abrasive media must be managed through the cut rate, wear rate, compliance, and conformability.
Quantifying and adapting the “feel” of the abrasive against the part is a critical step toward successfully automating this labor intensive offhand operation.

Determining Actual Grinding Productivity & Cost

Though abrasives comprise, on average, less than two percent of the total cost of a fabricating operation, most shops fail to realize that 10 to 15 percent of their labor is consumed in metal-fabrication and finishing operations. A more accurate measure of productivity looks at the true total process cost, or the total work to be performed with abrasives.
By evaluating and tracking abrasive performance, combined with taking the time to select the best abrasive for a particular application, job shops and production operations can identify opportunities to significantly decrease grinding costs and increase productivity.


Grinding Wheels: Industry News

Walter Surface Technologies Appoints New GM for Mexico

Pablo Rivero Torres now has general management responsibility for sales, marketing, operations and services in Mexico. 

GCH Tool Group Relaunches Website

The redesign features intuitive navigation and browsing of products, descriptive photos and new content.

Weiler Launches Vending Program

Their power brushes, abrasives and other products integrate into coil or helix vending machines as an inventory control tool for shops.


Grinding Wheels: Products

Grind It Out

The XCAVATOR ultra high removal grinding wheel from Walter Surface Technologies is ideal for the toughest, most demanding grinding jobs in metal fabrication, steel mills, mining, oil and gas, and shipbuilding.
Grinding represents a major part of shop costs. Take a look at the latest generation of flap discs, wheels, brushes and other tools that can help save time, reduce costs and improve the efficiency of your metal finishing operations.

Superior ID Surface Finishing and Deburring

The Flex-Hone® tool from Brush Research Manufacturing optimizes flexible honing lubrication, blends edges, and removes burrs – even from cross-drilled holes. 

Nylon Abrasive Brushes for OD Deburring, Surface Finishing

NamPower technology from Brush Research Manufacturing is ideal for CNC machines, robotic arms, drill presses, lathes, and milling machinery.