Centerless Grinding

Plouse uses centerless grinding to produce high-precision products. The process of grinding removes material from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry or other agent. By grinding a metal part, we are able to remove burrs, deep cuts or saw marks. It also prepares the part for polishing. The most common forms of grinding are surface grinding (produces flat and/or squared surfaces) and cylindrical grinding (used to grind internal and external parts). View our full equipment list.

Centerless grinding is similar to centered grinding except that there is no spindle. This allows high through-put since parts can be quickly inserted and removed from the process.

Benefits of Centerless Grinding
  • Ability to grind parts with geometries that do not allow them to be OD ground.
  • Abiltiy to remove three, five and other odd numbered lobing on the shaft of a part.
  • Maintaining size beyond what is typically capable of an OD grinder due to the low overall pressures spaced out along the workpiece.
Types of Centerless Grinding
  • Throughfeed grinding - the workpiece is fed into the machine along the work blade.
  • Plunge grinding - the workpiece is placed between the wheels on a work blade and the grinding wheel is plunged into the workpiece.
Centerless Grinding
  • Dedtru Model C .090” to 4” dia. x 6” lg. (1 ea.)
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