CNC Grinding Services – Systems for more Productivity
CIMTech Mfg. Precision Grinding uses computer numerically controlled grinding machines, better known as CNC grinding machines, for high-volume precision grinding. Conventional ID, OD, and surface precision grinding techniques are typically used for precision grinding on lower-quantity jobs with multiple features. CNC precision grinding is typically used for recurring precision grinding jobs requiring extreme, repeatable accuracy. CNC grinding services are also used for accuracy on difficult parts such as those requiring contour grinding, angles, tapers, spheres, radii, and shutoffs. The exacting digital nature of a CNC grinding machine ensures efficient processing that is consistent, repeatable, and identical every time.
To increase surface quality and throughput on grinding applications it is important that your CNC supports features designed to get the best out of your machining processes. Whether you are employing cylindrical grinding to improve the surfaces on turned workpieces, flat grinding to create shapes and surfaces or 5 axis grinding to make tools, maximizing productivity and getting the best results from your CNC machine is also a lot easier with the help of a dedicated partner.
Great results thanks to CNC, Use CNC technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of your cylindrical and surface grinding processes. The benefits include:
- Better accuracy and repeatability
- Increased power
- Added versatility
- More precise control of the process
Besides the high machining performance possible with today’s CNC grinding machines during the actual grinding process, the loading and unloading of the workpieces is often also carried out fully automatically using automated loading facilities. This is referred to as an “unmanned operation”, where a sporadic check of the CNC grinding machine or the grinding process is all that is required. For the machining process itself, the continual presence of a worker at the CNC grinding machine is no longer necessary.
CNC grinders are designed so that they can operate under high-pressure coolants in a close cabinet for faster metal removal and maximum speed. This eliminates the risk of tool burning due to high speed. The versatility of these machines allows users to produce their very own designs from blanks and modify the designs. This reduces tool inventory and dependence on tool suppliers.
Grinding Services, Bar Grinding, Blanchard Grinding, Centerless Grinding, Cylindrical Grinding, Double Disc Grinding, Flat Lapping, Honing & Internal Grinding & Surface Grinding
To increase cycle times on grinding operations, software is available that measures the pressure and noise generated during the CNC grinding process. When, because of the material characteristics or cut, this software recognizes that resistance on the cutting tool has diminished it accelerates the grinding wheel accordingly. Conversely, should noise and pressure indicate that resistance has risen, it slows the tool.
Quick and dirty or precise?
To optimise your work process, modern state-of-the-art CNCs allow you to choose exactly the mode of machining your application requires. If it needs to be done in a hurry its quick-and-dirty mode will get you fast results. On the other hand, should absolute precision be your priority, a good CNC will also support slow more precise machining.
To prevent the risk of collisions on multi-axis CNC grinding machines and protect your expensive equipment, tooling and workpieces from damage, some manufacturers offer intelligent anti-collision software. By modelling your machine’s tool path and stopping the machine should an issue be detected, this also prevents the need for downtime and costly repairs.
Easy tool management
Grinding complex parts often requires various tools. And the more tools you have in your changer, the more important it is that your CNC supports intelligent tool management software. This is designed to monitor the condition of your tools and manage the tool changing process to ensure extremely high tool change speeds and good cycle times.
Advanced functionality on selected CNCs enables you to grind up to four workpieces simultaneously on a standard machine. Flexible path and axis assignment features on the CNC enables synchronized movement. Using a different CNC feature, it is also possible to model two workpieces simultaneously.
Smart machine tending
Much easier to integrate than you would imagine, robots provide an extremely flexible machine tending solution. Rotating chain loaders offer another method of loading and unloading your blanks and parts. Whatever solution you choose, control and seamless coordination is provided by your machine’s CNC.