Machine Spotlight: Centerless Grinders

Photo from Tohshin-Inc.
Photo from Tohshin-Inc.

Centerless grinding is a machining process that removes material from a workpiece with abrasive cutting. Do you know the difference between centerless and centered grinding?

Centerless grinding does not use a spindle or fixture to locate and secure the workpiece. Instead the workpiece is secured between two rotary grinding wheels, where the speed of rotation determines the rate at which material is removed from the workpiece itself.

This type of grinding is generally favorable because it is efficient and time and cost-saving.

There are three forms of centerless grinding: Through-feed, end-feed, and in-feed.

What do you use centerless grinding machines for?