CNC Cylindrical OD Grinding
CNC Cylindrical OD Grinding at Midway Grinding Inc.
Midway Grinding Inc. has the expertise to provide Cylindrical OD Grinding services of the highest quality. Our decades of experience in cylindrical grinding combined with CNC technology offers accurate and precise grinding for applications from single piece prototypes or reworks to large scale productions applications with quantities in the millions annually.
Cylindrical OD grinding is ideal for parts with single or multiple diameters that need to run concentric with each other or between centers. It is also ideal for 0utside diameters with slots or other features that cause an interrupted cut.
Midway Grinding Inc. invests in the latest equipment and technology to provide our customers with the highest quality components, parts, and services.
Our CNC dressing units and rotary dressers can produce complicated profiles, radii, and spherical radii. Dimensional accuracy and location of critical areas are enhanced, during grinding cycle through in-process gauging on many of our cylindrical grinders.
Midway Grinding Inc. can handle components from 0.50 to 9 inches in diameter with lengths up 60 inches between centers.
We pride ourselves in using the best cylindrical grinders on the market demonstrated in our equipment list.
- Concentricity to .0001” max
- Ideal for multiple concentric diameters
Benefits from Cylindrical OD Grinding
Cylindrical OD grinding is a process that is most ideal for producing single or multiple diameters that need to run concentric with each other or between centers. It is also the preferred method for interrupted cut outside diameters’.
Cylindrical grinding combined with CNC technology offers accurate and precise grinding for applications from single piece prototypes or reworks to large scale productions applications with quantities in the millions annually.
ith cylindrical OD grinding you can eliminate undesirable geometry and return a part to perfect circularity which is an advantage over centerless grinding. As a result, the process can be used to restore or create roundness and address a lack of concentricity and other circular imperfections. Cylindrical OD grinding is a cost-effective process that delivers low lead-times.
Cylindrical OD Grinding Capabilities
- In process gauging (determines locations during grinding cycle)
- CNC rotary dressers for profile/radius and semi-spherical grinding
- Capability of complex profile, angle, and taper grinding
- Preferred method for interrupted cut outside diameters
- Roundness, concentricity and cylindricity measurement
- Low lead time and excellent pricing
- Diameters from .050” to 9”
- Lengths up to 60”
- Diameter tolerance to .000080”
- Surface Finish to 4RA
- Roundness to .000025”
- Straightness to .000050”
Operator and quality personnel inspections per ISO 9000 quality standards, customer requirements, or control plans.
- Hydraulic Components
- Pneumatic Components
- Printing Rolls
- Heavy Equipment
- Food Services
Frequently Asked Questions
Centerless grinding is a machining process that uses abrasive cutting to remove material from a workpiece
In through-feed centerless grinding, the workpiece is fed through the grinding wheels completely, entering on one side and exiting on the opposite. Through-feed grinding can be very efficient because it does not require a separate feed mechanism; however, it can only be used for parts with a simple cylindrical shape.
In-feed centerless grinding is used to grind workpieces with complex shapes. Before the process can begin, the workpiece is inserted manually into the grinding machine and the regulating wheel is moved into position.
The plunge grinding method employs a three-point positioning method which allows the smallest diameters The grinding wheel plunges into the workpiece to grind and restore the workpiece's surface.
Cylindrical grinding is a process where both the workpiece and the grinding wheel are constantly rotating. The grinding wheel feds towards and away from the workpiece OD grinders work on the external surface of an object as it is rotated between the centers.
The internal cylindrical grinding also known as internal grinding is a process of removing material in a precise way from inside diameter of a cylindrical workpiece.
Honing is an abrasive machining process that creates a precision surface on a metal workpiece by rubbing an abrasive grinding stone or grinding wheel against it. Honing is mostly used to enhance the geometric form of a surface but can also improve the surface finish.