Grinding knowledge: Centerless grinding

Fundamental principles

Centerless grinding or centerless cylindrical grinding is a special form of external cylindrical grinding. Unlike conventional cylindrical grounding, the workpiece does not require double sided centering and is ground "centerlessly."

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Plunge grinding

For centerless plunge grinding, the workpiece is ground using a plunge method, whereby the grinding wheel is fed along the workpiece. For this reason, the grinding and regulating wheel have a negative profile of the workpiece, provided with the help of a dressing tool.

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Throughfeed grinding

Centerless throughfeed grinding, also called traverse grinding, is one of the most economical grinding techniques for mass production. The workpieces run continuously with an axial feed through the grinding zone.

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Advantages and disadvantages of the centerless grinding

Each grinding process has its advantages and disadvantages. You can learn more here about the concrete benefits of centerless external cylindrical grinding vs. traditional external cylindrical grinding.

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