This course teaches participants to select appropriate abrasive processes, capitalize on their use, and troubleshoot problems with confidence. Participants will build on their fundamental awareness of abrasive technology by developing a practical knowledge of grinding.
Shop floor supervisors, machine operators, grinding personnel, process planners, manufacturing engineers and managers, sales engineers, foremen, application engineers, and company management.
- Learn what to look for when buying a grinding machine
- Evaluate a grinding machine structure for mechanical stiffness and vibrational stability
- Discover the difference between thermally induced surge marks and mechanically induced surface imperfections
- Realize how changing a cutting fluid might affect grinding machine seals
- Observe how abrasive concentration is measured in a superabrasive wheel and how it affects the process performance
- Examine abrasive grain size and dressing technique to determine the form-holding capability of a grinding wheel
- Anticipate what happens in the grinding process at wheel speeds approaching and going beyond the speed of sound