According to DIN 8589-11, surface grinding is classified as a face-peripheral-longitudinal grinding process, which is widely used in industrial applications to produce flat surfaces. According to the position of the grinding wheel in relation to the surface to be processed, this process is divided into:
With these two grinding processes, the periphery of the grinding wheel takes over the central machining task.
Here, cup wheels or segment heads equipped with grinding segments take over the machining of the work pieces. With these grinding processes, the work pieces can be processed both in reciprocating grinding and creep feed grinding. processed both in reciprocating grinding and creep feed grinding.
In reciprocating grinding, the grinding wheel travels back and forth over the work piece at high table speeds between 12 - 60 m/min and small in-feeds of 1µm to 100µm. The investment in machines is relatively low, making it a cost-effective method for smaller batch sizes.Why is this grinding process a cost-effective method?
The grinding forces Ft and Fn and the grinding temperatures are much lower than with creep feed grinding, which almost eliminates the risk of edge zone influence. The contact area is much smaller when reciprocating grinding and thus the risk of so-called "grinding burn" is minimized
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