The grinding machine can be used to perform different operations. This is the reason why some special types of grinders are designed to specifically carry out some of the operations.
Today we’ll be looking are the operations that can be performed on a grinding machine.
Grinding machine operations:
The following stated below represent the operations that can be performed on a grinder:
Surface grinding operation:
This is done to obtain a flat surface as the rotating grinding wheel cut off the material from the top surface of the workpiece and gives the flat look.
Cylinder grinding operation:
This grinding operation is carried out only on cylindrical jobs. It is of two types; external and internal cylindrical grinding, an external grinder is used to remove excess material from the outer surface of the workpiece. Whilst the internal is done for smoothening the internal surface of a hole or any cylindrical workpiece.
Centerless grinding operation:
In this type of grinding operation, two grinding wheels are fitted parallel with a 5-10-degree angle which is provided to obtain a longitudinal motion of the workpiece. A cylinder rod is placed between the two-grinding wheel due to the tilted angle. This allows the workpiece to automatically pass through the wheels and the smooth surface is obtained.
Form grinding operation:
In this type, the grinding wheel is maintained to maintain the shape of the final product. The job passes through the wheel, automatically the pre-determined shape is formed on the workpiece.
Wet and Dry grinding operation:
The two methods of performing a grinding operation are wet and dry grinding. In the wet grinding coolant like water or any other cooling substance will be sprayed to cool the surface so that the longevity of the grinding wheel increases and obtained a fine surface finish. In dry grinding, coolant is not used making it not a preferred method because the grinding wheel easily wears and an uneven surface finish is gotten.
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