Grinding Processes

Provided by: ToolingU

Surface, cylindrical, centerless, and internal grinding processes are commonly used for workpieces of various shapes. Surface grinding is further distinguished by whether the table is rotary or reciprocating, and whether the spindle is vertically or horizontally oriented. Cylindrical grinding is distinguished by workholding, whether center-type or chucking-type. Centerless grinding can be either throughfeed or infeed, and internal grinding can be done on a cylindrical or centerless grinder. A foundational knowledge of the different types of grinding, including how they operate and what types of workpieces they are appropriate for, is necessary for any further learning or training in grinding. This class introduces students to the various types of grinding that they may encounter, describing both machine tools and movements.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the benefits of grinding
  • Describe basic types of grinding machines
  • Describe the basic elements of surface grinders
  • Describe horizontal-spindle surface grinders
  • Describe vertical-spindle surface grinders
  • Describe creep-feed grinding
  • Describe cylindrical grinding
  • Describe center-type OD grinding
  • Describe chucking-type OD grinding
  • Describe internal diameter grinding
  • Describe internal chuck grinding
  • Define centerless grinding
  • Describe throughfeed centerless grinding
  • Describe infeed centerless grinding
  • Describe internal centerless grinding.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel handling surface/cylindrical/centreless grinding equipment etc.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Grinding Basics, Grinding Toola

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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