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What is Cylindrical Grinder?
- Feb 07, 2017 -

The cylindrical grinder is a type of grinding machine used to shape the outside of an object. The cylindrical grinder can work on a variety of shapes, however the object must have a central axis of rotation. This includes but is not limited to such shapes as a cylinder, an ellipse, a cam, or a crankshaft.

                                                                      Outside Diameter Cylindrical Grinding

                                                                        Inside Diameter Cylindrical Grinding

There are five different types of cylindrical grinding: outside diameter (OD) grinding, inside diameter (ID) grinding, plunge grinding, creep feed grinding, and centerless grinding.

Cylindrical grinding is defined as having four essential actions:

  1. The work (object) must be constantly rotating

  2. The grinding wheel must be constantly rotating

  3. The grinding wheel is fed towards and away from the work

  4. Either the work or the grinding wheel is traversed with respect to the other.

While the majority of cylindrical grinders employ all four movements, there are grinders that only employ three of the four actions.