Many grinding operations can be evaluated off-site, without the need for a company visit. Dr. Badger works with companies in troubleshooting grinding problems and evaluating research programs.
Typical situations that are good candidates for Off-Site Evaluation:
Evaluation of research programs and academic collaborations
Many grinding research programs yield disappointing results and are of little practical benefit, particularly to industry. In addition, some experimental programs are forced to go through several iterations of testing before arriving at a set of parameters that yield useful results. Some common reasons are:
Dr. Badger has working on numerous grinding research projects. Often, a short evaluation before the project is launched is well worth the investment in determining whether a project might yield fruitful results or whether the chosen experimental set-up is practical.
Cost and time frame of Off-Site Evaluation
Cost: In most cases $US 2850.
Time: In most cases, one week.
Contact The Grinding Doc to see if your situation is a good fit for Off-Site Evaluation.
Excerpts from The Book of Grinding®. Residual tensile stresses and rehardening phase transformation (inset) – i.e., “grinding burn” – are caused by high grinding temperatures. These can lead to low fatigue lives and even immediate cracking of the workpiece. Reduction of these temperatures is usually a straightforward process of choosing the correct grinding and dressing parameters and the correct grinding wheel.
Dr. Badger often uses a well-established thermal model for predicating grinding temperatures. In many causes, evaluation of grinding burn, along with the steps to eliminate it, can be done off-site, quickly and at low cost.