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Machining: Cylindrical Grinding Fundamentals

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Machining: Cylindrical Grinding Fundamentals introduces learners to the components and operations central to the precision grinding of cylindrical, and even non-cylindrical, workpieces.

Learning Hours: 3

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Course Description

Machining: Cylindrical Grinding Fundamentals introduces learners to the components and operations central to the precision grinding of cylindrical, and even non-cylindrical, workpieces. Using animated demonstrations and other visual aids to break down complex concepts, the course aims to demystify the process of imparting fine surface finish and achieving high tolerances on parts with complex geometry. By the end of the course, learners will understand how a variety of industries—from automotive to ball bearing to aerospace—rely on this downstream metal machining process.

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Who will benefit from this Cylindrical Grinding course?

Manufacturing, quality, and engineering functions in an organization that machines product and procures machined components using CNC cylindrical grinders, conventional grinders, or similar equipment.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Machining: Cylindrical Grinding Fundamentals

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize key grinding wheel terminology related to abrasive grains, bonding material, and wheel specification.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate a wheel for cracks and, if approved for use, proceed with balancing the wheel to properly align the flange assembly.
  3. Recognize the different types of dressing tools used to re-sharpen or profile an abrasive wheel.
  4. Identify and know the function of common workholding devices.
  5. Explain the importance of coolant in precision cylindrical grinding.
  6. Compare and contrast various OD and ID grinding operations.
Close-up of cylindrical grinding process showing the fixed nozzle delivering grinding fluid.
Machining: Cylindrical Grinding Fundamentals

Table of Contents

  1. Grinding Wheel Basics
    1. Wheel Construction
      1. Abrasive Grains
      2. Bonding Material
      3. Wheel Flange Assembly
    2. Wheel Markings
    3. Wheel Mounting
      1. The Ring Test
      2. Wheel Balancing
    4. Wheel Dressing
      1. Dressing Tool Material
      2. Fixed Dressing Tools
      3. Rotary Dressing Tools
  2. Grinding Process Setup
    1. Workholding Methods
      1. Between-Center Grinding
        1. Workholding Setup
        2. Center Points
        3. Center Bore Errors
      2. Jawed Chucks
      3. Magnetic Chucks
      4. Centerless Grinding Setup
    2. Grinding Fluid
      1. Fluid Types
        1. Water Miscible Fluids
        2. Pure Grinding Oils
      2. Filtration and Delivery
        1. Filtration
        2. Delivery
  3. Cylindrical Grinding Processes
    1.  OD Grinding
      1. OD Traverse Grinding
      2. OD Peel Grinding
      3. OD Plunge Grinding
        1. OD Straight Plunge Grinding
        2. OD Angle Plunge Grinding
      4. Crankshaft Grinding
        1. Grinding Crank Pins
        2. Grinding Crank Pin Journals
        3. Grinding Main Bearing Journals
        4. Grinding End Stems and Flanges
      5. Form Grinding
        1. Form Grinding Process
        2. Form Grinding Shapes
        3. Cam Lobe Grinding
    2. Centerless Grinding
    3. ID Grinding
      1. ID Traverse Grinding
      2. ID Plunge Grinding

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