Vital in many industries
Grinding is a vital process in many industries. It is a machining process and is mostly applied to finish off a surface more accurately, finely, smoothly and/or sharply. A characteristic of grinding is that the cutting speed is high and the stock removal very low. Everyone is familiar with the well-known angle grinder used to finish off a welded product for example, or to cut through metals.
However, this is not what it is all about at NPS companies. NPS members use the latest machinery and grinding techniques which achieve very high levels of accuracy.
Grinding really is a challenging profession. Each grinder is a specialist in his own field and grinds with perfect precision!
Surface, cylindrical and profile grinding
Surface and cylindrical grinding often involve a finishing process for a workpiece that has been milled or turned. The aim of this finishing process is often to obtain a better surface roughness or more accurate tolerances in terms of flatness, roundness and/or parallelism.
Because the ground workpieces are often used in an assembled product, it is important that these also meet the required fitting specifications. For example, products and components such as sprockets, rollers and measuring equipment.
Industries for which products are surface and cylindrically ground include:
Semiconductor and chips
Sharpening or regrinding
The sharpening or regrinding of tools is very sustainable and fits in well with a circular economy. This is done for various industries in which, for example, a great variety of machining tools are used.
The most common industries and the tools associated with them are listed below.
Wood industry, building and interiors
In addition, there are also other industries for which various tools are ground: