A grinding machine or grinder is an industrial power tool that uses an abrasive wheel for cutting or removing the m aterial. It is a process of metal cutting by using a rotating abrasive whee l from the surface of the workpiece. Generally, the grinding is finishing operation to show the high surface quality, accuracy of the shape and dimension.
A gear grinder is used to remove the last few inches of material while manufacturing high precision gears. There are two types of cylindrical grinders, one that has a center and the other is center less. A cylindrical grinding machine may have multiple grinding wheels. Here the work piece is rotated and fed through the wheels to form a cylinder.
Centerless grinding machines are primarily used in high production applications and include throughfeed and plunge grinding. Plunge grinding centerless machines are used to grind or finish spherical outer diameters, tapers, or other precision, radially symmetric or cylindrical shapes where profile varies along the length.
Grinding Machine Definition: A grinding machine is a production machine tool used in the manufacturing industry in which the grinding wheel is attached in the tool post and the workpiece is fixed to the work table and when the operation starts it removes the unwanted material to get the desired surface finish, correct size, and accurate shape of the workpiece.