View Full Version : CNC tool grinder

08-22-2009, 11:32 PM
anyone out there with a cnc tool and cutter grinder also doing part grinding. either using the builder cycles or g and m code? thanks

08-23-2009, 12:15 AM
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08-23-2009, 12:38 PM
i have done some part grinding with our cnc's.
what type of parts?

08-25-2009, 07:58 PM
just curious. it seems here in the twin cities, that if the cnc grinder does not have a cycle for it, the shop cannot do it. I ran a shop with new and old ANCA's, and i would code anything i could get for work. just wondering about other areas. thanks

08-26-2009, 08:00 AM
i am the same, we grind all kinds of diff. work.
but without skilled operators you can only do what the machine can do.
grinders have pre-programed paths for sharpening cutting tools, and if your operator can't manipulate the machine you can only use the programs that are available. also i have found that it could take up to 4 hrs to set up and grind 6pcs of some diff. type of part and the order is only worth 50-100$. our operators should be running 2-4 machines at once, so if they have to stop and concentrate on only 1 machine for a non profit job, why bother?
(unless its part of a larger job)
if there is $$ to be made and parts to grind, i will make my machines grind it.