Machine shops that grind metal surfaces flat to remove material or achieve a specific thickness have numerous technology options to improve precision, as well as production speed and control, with advances in technology and greater use of automation. Today, rotary surface grinders offer sophisticated sensors and controls that can reliably achieve tighter dimensional tolerances, flatness, parallelism, and surface finish, in much less time. The equipment can be used to grind flat metals, alloys, and ceramics to precise dimensions before polishing. With the new automated grinders, operator control over the process is unsurpassed. The user can enter the specific requirements, for example: 712 RPMs on the spindle, 22 RPMs on the table, with a down-feed rate of 0.003 inches per minute, with a certain dwell cycle. Essentially, the machine can be programmed to meet just about any requirement.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant