Author Archives: Bruce Northrup

About Bruce Northrup

Vice President and General Manager of Meister Abrasives USA

CASE STUDY: HPL Technology for EPS Steering Nut

New wheel technology achieves higher throughputs and better micro-precision accuracy while nearly doubling the parts per wheel. This case study summarizes the successful application of HPL (High Performance Lubrication) Vitrified CBN wheels in a demanding application for Electronic Power Steering. … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY: How Dress Optimization Pays Dividends

This case study demonstrates how a customer used Meister’s Dress Calculation Tool to optimize their dressing process and significantly improve grinding performance. The part was a hardened thin-walled steel sleeve. The customer was dissatisfied with the results he was obtaining … Continue reading

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Pellet Wheels are Rolling!

US-Manufactured Pellet Wheels make their debut in 2017 In 2016 we showcased Meister’s investment into its US production of large diameter CBN and diamond grinding wheels, including pellet wheels up to Ø1200mm.  We are proud to report that production of pellet … Continue reading

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Meister has a New Web Site

Mobile friendly and updated with the latest Abrasive Innovations On July 1st 2017, Meister Abrasives launched its new corporate web site. In addition to a modern, mobile-friendly layout, the site contains the latest information on products, applications, and abrasive technology … Continue reading

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Dress for Success

How a better Dressing Process can improve your Grinding Performance One of the most effective ways to improve the quality and productivity of your grinding process is to methodically assess and fine tune the method for dressing your grinding wheels. … Continue reading

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*NEW* – Revised Meister Dress Calculation Tool

We’ve recently improved our very popular Dress Calculation Tool with an updated look, improved functionality, and guidance to help you get the best possible performance from your grinding operation. This tool is specifically designed to assist the user in setting … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY: Total Cost Calculation Tool

Vitrified CBN justified to replace Aluminum Oxide 25% total cost/part savings plus other benefits This case study illustrates how Meister’s Total Cost Calculation Tool was used to justify the conversion of an aluminum oxide grinding process over to vitrified CBN.  The … Continue reading

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