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What is Creep-Feed grinding? Creep-feed grinding is actually abrasive machining using today's technology, which permits more economical metal removal rates.

An induced porosity-grinding wheel permits depth of cuts  from .030 to 1.0 inch with a slower grinding feedrate, typically from ten inches to forty inches per minute. This provides significantly higher  metal removal rates (MMR) and lowers cycle times, than reciprocating
surface grinding.

The forces generated during creep-feed grinding are very high, requiring machines designed with high horsepower and rigidity. While providing a burr-free process, creep-feed permits the end user to machine
parts from the hardened state. Creep-feed often eliminates the need for broaching or milling prior to hardening of the material.

Advantages of Creepf-feed grinding are:

Fast cycle times
High Dimensional accuracy
Improved finishes
Controlled metallurgical damage
Minimize rough machining
Handle difficult - to - grind materials
Burr free parts
Reduced cost per part
Decrease cycle time

Reducing costs to become leaner and more efficient and the implementing of just-in-time (JIT) production methods have driven companies to new equipment.  Speed is the order of the day, and manual machining methods are not as competitive.  Newer equipment has better technological capabilities, and produces higher levels of quality.  The replacement of machinists with CNC equipment does not automatically mean increased productivity or reduced costs.  Human supervision is still necessary in engineering and on the shop floor to verify new programs and jobs, or  misloaded parts or other problems.    

We can assist with all your grinding applications.

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