What is the Grinder’s Toolbox®?
The Grinder’s Toolbox® is an advanced Excel spreadsheet developed by The Grinding Doc® for determining optimum grinding, dressing & cooling parameters.
- The Grinding Viking®: Each page gives practical, hard-hitting advice from The Grinding Viking, with specific recommendations on improvements
- Temperature Predictions: Grinding pages predict grinding temperatures using the well-established Jaeger moving-heat-source model coupled with Peclet numbers, partition ratios, grit conductivity, and chip-thickness-dependent specific-energy values, giving maximum surface temperature and a plot of temperature vs. depth into the workpiece, showing at which depth thermal damage will occur. The accuracy depends on the accuracy of the inputs and whether the actual grinding power is measured with The Grindometer®.
- Penetration depth & Aggressiveness Values: Grinding pages calculate the theoretical penetration depth and the actual Aggressiveness value, which can be used to determine the sweet-spot of the wheel.
- Dressing Parameters: Dressing pages calculate the effective dressing depth as a percentage of grit diameter, the dressing lead, the overlap ratio, and the speed ratio to determine whether the wheel is being dressed sharp or dull. Also, rotary-dressing pages calculate the RPM Ratio to avoid “integer values” and wheel eccentricity.
- Waviness in cylindrical grinding: Plunge & Traverse cylindrical grinding pages calculate the estimated part waviness based on the grinding parameters and sparkout time.
- Cooling: The cooling page calculates coolant exit velocities, pressures, flowrates, and pump power, and can be used in designing nozzles and sizing pumps.
The four-page pdf brochure about The Grinder’s Toolbox® can be downloaded here.
Downloads and Pricing
|Single-point, blade & cluster dressing||$395|
|Plunge diamond roll dressing||$495||Trial Version|
|Traverse diamond disc dressing||$495|
|Surface & creep-feed grinding||$295|
|Plunge cylindrical OD & ID grinding||$795||Trial Version|
|Traverse cylindrical OD & ID grinding||$495|
Purchase a Copy: To purchase a copy of The Grinder’s Toolbox, email Dr. Badger. The Grinder’s Toolbox will be sent via email typically within 24-hours.
Follow the instructions below to pay for the registration.