What is Machine Grinding?

Posted on Jan 27, 2021 by Cullen Hikene

What is Grinding?

A grinding machine, often shortened to grinder, is one of power tools or machine tools used for grinding, it is a type of machining using an abrasive wheel as the cutting tool. Each grain of abrasive on the wheel’s surface cuts a small chip from the workpiece via shear deformation.

3Diligent process diagram: Machining, grinding


What are the Different Types of Grinding Processes?

  1. Surface Grinding
  2. Milling
  3. Grinding

What are the Advantages of Grinding?

  • Long Runs. CNC grinding machines can run at all times and only stop for maintenance work.
  • Large Batches. the 24/7 abilities of the grinding machines allow fulfillment for customers at all times..
  • Highly Accurate. The CNC nature of the program allows for dialing in tight tolerances without error.
  • Intricate Geometry. 5-axis DED models can produce complicated geometries without support.

What are the Limitations of Grinding?

  • Part Size. While technologies are always changing, grinding machines feature a limited build space compared to other CNC machines.

Key Metrics

Maximum Size
5000mm x 2000mm x 1300mm

Minimum Wall Thickness


Grinding is an established technology in the machining space gaining popularity with CNC iterations that bring high fidelity manufacturing to the once “manual-only” process . Consider submitting an RFQ through manufacturing services such as ProdEX to get started today.

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