Cylindrical Grinder Operation

Provided by: ToolingU

"Cylindrical Grinder Operation" provides a detailed overview of the steps needed to perform the various types of operations possible on a cylindrical grinder such as plunge, traverse, center-type, chucking-type, ID, profile, and taper grinding. Different steps and considerations must be taken in order to perform each type of operation, including setting the grinding variables and using the appropriate machine components and controls. In order to perform successful cylindrical grinding operations, operators must have a solid foundational knowledge of proper grinding methods. This class provides the practical steps and considerations for cylindrical grinding various workpieces from start to finish, which gives operators an understanding of grinding before ever turning on the machine.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe a cylindrical grinding operation
  • Identify the components of the manual cylindrical grinder
  • Distinguish between centers, chucks, and collets used in cylindrical grinding
  • Distinguish between the different types of cylindrical grinding
  • Explain cylindrical grinding variables
  • Explain dwell time and spark-out
  • Describe wheel dressing and truing
  • List the steps for performing an outside-diameter grinding operation
  • Describe how to plunge grind a taper
  • Describe how to plunge grind complex profiles
  • Describe how to plunge grind a taper
  • Describe how to plunge grind complex profiles
  • Describe angle-approach grinding
  • Describe the considerations for performing traverse grinding
  • Describe inside-diameter grinding
  • List the steps for performing inside-diameter grinding.

Recommended Background

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

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Cylindrical Grinder, Operations/Procedures

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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