2:15 to 3:10 p.m. / W-194-A
Adding wire EDM technology to a precision grinder may seem strange, but this unlikely pairing opens up new opportunities when processing tungsten carbide, ceramic, and hardened steel materials. The precision, power, and flexibility of wire EDM makes it possible to dress a diamond or CBN grinding wheel while on board the machine.
This presentation will explore how wire EDM technology is starting to replace traditional rotary dressing tools, making the use of metal-bonded grinding wheels more efficient and economical. With this spark erosion dressing method, there is no mechanical contact between the wire (the dressing tool), the grain and the bond, and no negative effect on the abrasive grain itself.
Project Development Manager
Michael Klotz is a project manager development at STUDER in Switzerland, a company of the United Grinding Group. He manages developments of new processes, technologies, and grinding systems.
United Grinding North America, Inc., represents a union of eight of the world’s strongest companies in grinding and ultra-precision finishing solutions for the manufacturing industry. Through its surface and profile grinding, cylindrical grinding and tool grinding technology groups, the company sells and supports precision machines for grinding, eroding, lasering, combination machining and measuring under the MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER, and EWAG brands.
United Grinding is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, with a tool division in Fredericksburg, Virginia. More than 2,000 staff in branches around the world provide rapid solutions to local customers.
IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6800