What is Precision Grinding?

Precision grinding is a precise manufacturing process used across a diverse range of sectors, providing an efficient way to complete the fabrication and finishing of metal parts with very close and tight tolerances.

There are a number of different precision grinding techniques that can be adopted in order to achieve desired affects including cylindrical grinding and surface grinding. And, although this process is mostly carried out in factories, many companies are also happy to perform precision grinding off site too for added convenience.

These processes use a specialist spinning wheel that has been made of bonded abrasive particles in order to successfully remove a vast range of materials from the object that is being re-surfaced. The technique, which is right for the part that you are working on, will depend on its individual specification requirements.

With this in mind, it is also crucial that the technician also uses the correct tools in order to optimise results at every stage of the process. This is because there are a number of different tools that should be used based on the shape, size and texture of the part being worked on.

What type of parts requires precision grinding?

It's mostly tiny metal parts such as the components found in many modern electronic devices that require precision grinding.

However, there are also a number of larger parts that also require precision grinding and these include parts that are commonly used within aerospace instruments, medical devices, bladed implements, as well as a number of different scientific instruments.

The majority of precision grinding projects can be adapted to accommodate the exact specification of a wide range of different parts.

Of course, there are also a number alternatives to precision grinding, which can also be used to accommodate the needs of the applications mentioned above however, these tend not to be as cost effective or precise.