The problems of reducing grinding costs, improving product quality, and operating with personnel having a minimum of grinding expertise confront many plants. Grinding operations often produce parts that do not conform precisely to what is desired. Holding precision, or roundness and concentricity, or taper, or surface finish without burn, in a short cycle time, is often difficult to achieve. These problems arise because of the inability to control certain variables in the grinding process. Therefore, it is important to identify those variables, bring them under control to ensure consistent size, taper, surface finish, surface integrity (freedom from burn), and product quality at minimum cost. With these goals in mind, the following sections are devoted to the various factors that influence the productivity of grinding operations.


Feed Rate Surface Finish Surface Integrity Force Intensity Wheel Surface 
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