Setup for the Surface Grinder

Provided by: ToolingU

"Setup for the Surface Grinder" provides a comprehensive overview of the steps and considerations involved in setting up a surface grinder - selecting a grinding wheel, testing and preparing the wheel, selecting the correct workholding and/or fixtures for the operation, mounting the workpiece, and setting cutting variables. Setup is integral to achieving an accurate, precise grinding operation. If any step in the setup process is not performed properly, the entire operation may be compromised, leading to a part that is out of tolerance and must be scrapped. An understanding of how to correctly and efficiently set up a surface grinding operation is necessary for increasing part quality and production rates while decreasing scrap.

Course Objectives:

  • Define surface grinder setup
  • Describe best practices for surface grinder safety
  • Describe basic wheel shapes
  • Describe grinding wheel materials
  • Describe the processes for preparing a grinding wheel
  • Describe magnetic chucks
  • Describe permanent magnetic and electromagnetic chucks
  • Identify supplementary or alternative workholding
  • Describe how to mount a workpiece on a magnetic chuck
  • Describe setting grinding variables.

Recommended Background

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

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Surface Grinder, Safety

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

1.5 hrs



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