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TOP TEN BORE GRINDING PROBLEMS and how to solve them…TODAY! (part-6)

Metal Loading in The Wheel During bore grinding you want your wheel to stay nice and clean, but sometimes it becomes caked with metal flakes. This condition is caused by metal loading and when it occurs the loaded areas produce … Continue reading

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TOP TEN BORE GRINDING PROBLEMS and how to solve them…TODAY! (part-5)

Fluctuations After Dress Problem: You are grinding a lot of parts between dressing cycles. Every part looks fine until you dress the wheel. Then the first one or two parts on the next cycle look horrible. It could be size or … Continue reading

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TOP TEN BORE GRINDING PROBLEMS and how to solve them…..TODAY! (part-4)

Surface Finish Too Rough I need to hold a certain surface finish and my parts are coming off too rough. I don’t have a finer grit wheel to try. What can I do? 1. Increase the wheel speed. This is … Continue reading

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TOP TEN BORE GRINDING PROBLEMS and how to solve them…TODAY! (part-3)

Staying In Shape Taper— discussed in a previous blog— always means that the walls of the bore are straight; they’re just not parallel. When we have shape problems the walls of the bore are neither straight nor parallel. They are … Continue reading

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TOP TEN BORE GRINDING PROBLEMS and how to solve them….. Today! (part-2)

Roundness … After taper, the next most common bore-grinding problem is roundness.   Maintaining roundness to within the specification is critical to the ultimate performance of the component —affecting such things as lubricant retention and distribution, leakage, vibration levels, friction and ease … Continue reading

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TOP TEN BORE GRINDING PROBLEMS and how to solve them….. Today! (part-1)

Taper… Unlike the late night talk show hosts who read off “Top Ten Lists” starting at # 1O and working backwards until they reach the top, we are going to start with item #1 — taper. Variations of this problem … Continue reading

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TOP TEN BORE GRINDING PROBLEMS and how to solve them…..Today!

The Short Course We don’t want to leave you hanging, so here is a list of the top ten bore grinding problems in order of the frequency with which we encounter them. Taper Roundness Shape Surface finish Unexpected changes after … Continue reading

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