×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

Grinding attachments for a CNC Lathe

Grinding attachments for a CNC Lathe

Grinding attachments for a CNC Lathe

(OP)
I have an issue with carrier rings for a large lap table. They require a 45 degree chamfer in order to push the slurry on the table. Problem is that it's approximately a 16.5 inch alumina ring, and we do not have an grinder with a big enough chuck. We do however have a CNC lathe (with turret) with a big enough chuck. Any options to make this work?

RE: Grinding attachments for a CNC Lathe

I've seen grinding attachments for manual lathes. Used to to use one to grind rubber rollers for printing transfer many moons ago.

RE: Grinding attachments for a CNC Lathe

(OP)
I was hoping for something that could fit into a CNC lathe turret and be used. By no means does this need to hold tight tolerance. It is currently been done with a hand dermal.

RE: Grinding attachments for a CNC Lathe

Do you have live tooling on your turret? From what I see most of the mountings are DIY. There's probably a general reluctance to grind on a machine not meant for grinding - problems with grit getting under way covers and into coolant.

RE: Grinding attachments for a CNC Lathe

(OP)
We make a lot of smaller components, so most of our equipment is aimed at the 0-3 inch diameter range. Yes one of them has live tooling.

I was wondering if we could do this on a jig grinder... set the work piece to over hang the table and rotate it under spindle...

RE: Grinding attachments for a CNC Lathe

You can mount a grinding wheel on a straight arbor shaft and chuck that into your CNC, if you have live tooling. Then dress the wheel so it runs true. Or get a tool post grinder.

https://www.dumoretools.com/tool-post-grinders

RE: Grinding attachments for a CNC Lathe

(OP)
I'll try this. Thank you!

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close