Resurgent US manufacturing spurs demand for automation By Jim Lorincz Senior Editor Whether the process is cylindrical or profile grinding, automation, which can increase cycle time, throughput, consistency of part quality and taking real-time in-process measurements, is once again in demand.
Grinding equipment creates finishes for precision pieces using an abrasive material. Grinders take on many different types from flat grinders, surface grinders, or a machining process for very hard materials.
In the previous chapter, the various "laws" of comminution which have been propounded have been studied in relation to the physical process of size reduction and to the available results of experiments into the fracture of homogeneous and heterogeneous materials by impact and by slow compression.
Profitability has always mattered. What has changed in today's globally competitive marketplace are the lengths you need to go to in order to ensure that every step of the machining process is as efficient and lean as possible.