High Volume Precision Grinding FAQs
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In this article the automotive parts manufacturing experts at NIM answer the most Frequently Asked Questions about High Volume Precision Grinding.
What is High Volume Precision Grinding?
High volume precision grinding is a grinding operation where two abrasive wheels that are parallel and facing each other grind on opposite sides of a 2-dimensional part. The purpose of this operation is to enhance tight tolerances with parallelism and flatness for the 2-dimensional part. Because the high volume precision grinding operation uses two abrasive wheels instead of one, it removes materials more quickly than Blanchard grinding.
What are the Benefits of High Volume Precision Grinding?
One of the benefits of the high volume precision grinding operation is that it can be used on a wide variety of materials, ferrous and non-ferrous alike, such as steel, aluminum, bronze, and copper. The high volume precision grinding operation also works well with more complex materials such as stainless steel, sintered metals, high strength alloys, and tool steels.
Another benefit of the high volume precision grinding operation is the minimal internal stress that is applied to the part. Because the two discs grinds on the part in opposite directions, they apply very little residual stress, which is beneficial for the stability of the part, especially if the part needs more machining operations to be performed to finish the fabrication process.
Yet another benefit of the high volume precision grinding operation is that this operation is automated and able to reduce the thickness of part at a fast rate. The automated aspect of this operation makes it able to create a clean surface finish and maintain tight tolerances. This makes the high volume precision operations cost effective.
What are the Applications of High Volume Precision Grinding?
Like all machining operations, the high volume precision operation has many applications. Some of these applications are in the automotive industry, including high quality precision shims. The high volume precision grinding operation is used to reduce the thickness of the precision shims and reinforce the flatness and parallelism of precision shims. This is important for precision shims as they need to be stacked together or in between parts.
In conclusion, the importance of the high volume precision grinding operation is that it reinforces flatness and parallelism on both sides of a part.
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