Discover the strategies that drive the choice of tools and processes for cylindrical grinding operations. The THORS Cylindrical Grinding Process Strategy course expounds the factors that play a crucial role in cylindrical grinding and guides the learner to apply the principles to develop a grinding strategy. This practical introduction, enriched with real-life examples, provides actionable strategies for better outcomes in cylindrical grinding. 

Cylindrical Grinding Process Strategy

Learning Objectives
  • Identify grinding requirements from an engineering drawing.
  • Understand grinding wheel construction.
  • Evaluate grinding wheels and select an appropriate wheel for the grinding operation.
  • Determine the dressing tool to be used.
  • Choose the workholding method based on the part shape and geometry.
  • Demonstrate proper application of grinding fluid.
  • Develop a grinding strategy.
This course includes
Pre / Post-Assessment
Course Length: 2 h
Completion Certificate

Table of Contents

Tooling Selection: Wheel Selection

  • Grindability
  • Wheel Hardness
  • Abrasive Grains
  • Grit Size
  • Bond
  • Wheel Specifications

Tooling Selection: Wheel Profiles

  • Types of Grinding Operations
  • Straight Wheels
  • Profiled Wheels
  • Wheel Modification

Dressing Tooling Selection

  • The Dressing Process
  • Fixed Dressers
  • Rotary Dressers

Machine Selection Factors and Troubleshooting

  • Machine Capacity
  • Workholding
  • ID Grinding Considerations
  • Grinding Fluid Selection
  • Grinding Fluid Delivery: Nozzle Design, Temperature, Flow Rate, and Filtration
  • Troubleshooting

OD Grinding Case Study and ID Grinding Case Study

  • Identify the Grinding Requirements
  • Select Grinding Wheel
  • Select Dressing Tool
  • Select Workholding and Order of Grinding Operations
  • Establish Grinding Fluid Delivery

Course Completion

After completing this course you will receive a certificate of completion.

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