What is the High Intensity Grinding Course?
The High Intensity Grinding Course is a three-day course on grinding with conventional and superabrasives. It is aimed at those who already have at least some experience in grinding and want to obtain an in-depth understanding of production grinding.
Goals of Course
This is a very intense course. Attendees will come out of the course with the knowledge and tools to make significant improvements to their grinding operations, including quality improvements, cycle-time reduction, cost-savings and reduction in consumables. In addition, attendees continue to use the supporting material for years after the clinic.
Conventional abrasives • superabrasives • specifying a wheel • choosing a grit size • common mistakes in choosing grit size • single-point dressing • choosing appropriate dressing parameters for wheel sharpness & avoiding excessive diamond wear • rotary dressing • dressing uni-directional vs. anti-directional • choosing appropriate plunge speed or traverse speed for wheel sharpness & avoiding excess diamond wear • common mistakes in rotary dressing • truing & conditioning of superabrasives • common mistakes in truing • burn • reducing burn • identifying genuine thermal damage “burn” vs. oxidation burn • burr • how to reduce burr • loading • identifying cause of loading • reducing loading • cleaning nozzle for loading • chatter • identifying source of chatter • obliterating chatter in cylindrical grinding via RPM ratio • surface finish • common mistakes in achieving surface finish • cooling • pressure vs. velocity vs. flowrate in cooling • nozzle design • nozzle aim • sizing the nozzle to avoid pressure drop • common mistakes in cooling • cleaning nozzle • common mistake in sizing cleaning nozzle • ceramic “SG” abrasive • Cubitron & Quantum grits • how to choose speeds & feeds via “Aggressiveness” in ceramic abrasive • finding the “sweet spot” of the wheel • cylindrical grinding, choosing speeds & feeds for cycle-time reduction & low temperatures • up-grinding vs. down-grinding • cost reduction • cycle-time reduction • grinding of hardened steel • tungsten-carbide • continuous-dress grinding of nickel alloys • using The Grinder’s Toolbox to choose optimum cooling, grinding & dressing parameters • new developments in grinding
In addition to valuable lessons on Grinding, you will get the opportunity to be on hands with the The Grinder’s Toolbox, a tool used to choose optimum cooling, grinding & dressing parameters.
Brochure: A four-page pdf brochure about the clinic can be downloaded here.
|Dates||Host and Location||Reduced Price Deadline|
|May 30 - June 1, 2017||AMRC, Sheffield, England||April 28, 2017|
|September 26-28, 2017||S.L. Munson & Co., Columbia, SC||August 28, 2017|
|Courses in the US||Before Deadline||After Deadline|
|1 Attendee + The Grindometer||$14,400||$14,600|
|2 Attendees||$2,650 per attendee||$2,850 per attendee|
|3+ Attendees||$2,300 per attendee||$2,500 per attendee|
|Courses in Europe||Before Deadline||After Deadline|
|1 Attendee + The Grindometer||€11,250||€11,400|
|2 Attendees||€2,300 per attendee||€2,450 per attendee|
|3+ Attendees||€2,050 per attendee||€2,200 per attendee|
|Courses in UK||Before Deadline||After Deadline|
|1 Attendee + The Grindometer||£8,120||£8,220|
|2 Attendees||£1,660 per attendee||£1,760 per attendee|
|3+ Attendees||£1,480 per attendee||£1,580 per attendee|
*Details on location and dates forthcoming
Register: To register for the course, click here.
Host: Some courses are held at a hotel and some are held at a host company. Previous hosts have been Rollomatic in Chicago, Illinois; Blaser Swisslube in Switzerland; Erasteel in Paris; Greenlee Diamond in Chicago; Diamond Innovations in Columbus, Ohio; Atlas Machine in Louisville, Kentucky; The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden; Blaser Swisslube in Goshen, New York; and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Since my courses are non-commercial, the hosts will get no “air time” to promote their products. They are just being gracious and hosting the course. During the two-hour lunch on the Day 2 of the course, attendees may attend a tour of the host’s facilities, followed by an informal lunch offered by the host. This tour is optional. Courses held at a host company are open to anyone. However, if a course attendee comes from a competitor company, the host may restrict access to the company tour. All other aspects of the course remain the same. Certificate: Each attendee will receive a framed certificate stating he/she attended the course. Language: The course will be held in English. Dr. Badger has lived and worked around the world and speaks standard, easy-to-understand English. Also, the course and the course material are graphics-orientated, rather than word-orientated, so even people whose English is not perfect will be able to follow along without difficulty. Who Should Take the High Intensity Grinding Course: People who already have some experience and knowledge in grinding. • People grinding steels, high-speed steels, carbide, nickel-based alloys and other metals. • People who want to develop an in-depth understanding of grinding from the ground up. Examples of people who have taken the course: A machine operator grinding camshafts, wanting to improve productivity and quality and reduce grinding costs. • Salesperson selling conventional and superabrasive grinding wheels. • Engineer at a coolant company, wanting to better understand coolant application and his customers’ grinding needs. • Production manager at company producing tungsten-carbide endmills, wanting to reduce cycle times. • Engineer at a machine shop grinding a bit of everything. • Engineer grinding nickel alloy turbine blades. • Production manager at company grinding biomedical devices. Who Should NOT Take the High Intensity Grinding Course: People who want a light overview of grinding. The Intense Course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of grinding from top to bottom. • People with absolutely no grinding experience or knowledge. • People looking for information on electrolytic in-process dressing, electro-chemical grinding, etc. • People using only coated abrasives, or looking for information on honing, lapping, polishing or abrasive-jet machining.]
|Day 1||8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Group lunch|
|7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||Group Dinner: Included in price. Spouses welcome.|
|Day 2||8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00p.m.||Lunch|
|Day 3||8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Working lunch. Pizza/sandwiches ordered in.|
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