Setup for the Cylindrical Grinder

Provided by: ToolingU

"Setup for the Cylindrical Grinder" provides a comprehensive overview of the steps and considerations involved in setting up a cylindrical grinder - selecting a grinding wheel, dressing and truing the wheel, selecting the correct workholding and/or fixtures for the operation, mounting the workpiece, setting grinding variables, and ensuring workpiece alignment. Setup is integral to 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 cylindrical grinding operation is necessary for increasing part quality and production rates while decreasing scrap.

Course Objectives:

  • Define cylindrical grinder setup
  • Describe cylindrical grinder safety considerations
  • Identify the basic wheel shapes used in cylindrical grinding
  • Describe common abrasive grains and workpiece compatibility
  • Describe sizes and structures of abrasive grains
  • Describe bond materials used in grinding wheels
  • Describe ring testing
  • Describe grinding wheel balance
  • Describe dressing and truing
  • Describe how to set up workholding for center-type grinding
  • Describe how to mount a workpiece in a chuck or collet
  • Describe fixtures and accessories for the cylindrical grinding machine
  • Describe setting feed and speed rates on the cylindrical grinder
  • List the steps in setting up a center-type traverse grinding operation
  • Describe how to set up a cylindrical grinder for taper grinding
  • Describe how to set up an ID grinding operation.

Recommended Background

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

Course ID







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

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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