Win-Win Company Collaboration

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A no-charge collaboration that benefits both The Grinding Doc and the collaborating company.



The Grinding Doc is constantly learning and improving his repertoire of grinding knowledge and skills. There are several areas of grinding that he wishes to explore further – specific operations, difficult-to-grind workpiece materials, new wheel technologies, etc. To accomplish this, he sometimes partners with companies and spends a week at their facilities at no cost. This benefits both Dr. Badger and the collaborating company.


How it works

  • Dr. Badger spends the first day developing an in-depth understanding of a single grinding operation – measuring power, wheel wear, analyzing speeds & feeds, etc. Then, on Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5, Dr. Badger typically spends four hours in the morning analyzing the process and modifying grinding and dressing speeds and feeds, followed by four hours in the afternoon processing the results off-site.
  • On Day 5, Dr. Badger gives a two-hour summary of his findings, with recommendations.


Benefits to organizing company

  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of your grinding operation.
  • Obtain specific recommendations – speeds & feeds, wheel specification, identification of specific problems and issues, etc.
  • Publicity about visit – results can be published in trade magazines and academic journals. (If company wishes; name of company can also remain confidential.
  • Possible testing of new wheels, wheel recommendation, speeds & feeds for that wheel. Goals to be discussed before the visit.


Requirements for organizing company

  • Access to machine for five days.
  • Company runs regular production with large batch sizes and little down-time.
  • Company allows for modifications to speeds and feeds.
  • Company allows for possible trial wheels (not necessary, but can be done if company chooses).
  • Company allows Dr. Badger to process results and use them in The Book of Grinding (speeds & feeds, wheel specification, power signals, results) and publications in trade magazines and academic journals. Name of company can be noted or not, depending on company’s wishes.
  • Company pays hotel for six nights.
  • Company located close to a large airport and preferably someplace interesting. Companies within driving distance of San Antonio, Texas particularly welcome.


Candidate Operations

  • Thru-feed Centerless Grinding: Grinding of hardened steel on a Cincinnati centerless grinder, 10 mm to 25 mm blank diameter, large batch sizes, capability to hook up to three leads going into the motor, thru-feed only (not plunge or shoe).
  • PCD Grinding: Grinding of PCD diamond with a diamond wheel. Surface or cylindrical grinding (not double disc) or inserts, large batch sizes, capability hooking up to three leads going into the motor.
  • Carbon-fiber reinforced plastics, Composites: Large batch sizes, capability to hook up to three leads going into the motor.
  • Tungsten-carbide round-tool flute-grinding – specific wheel types: Grinding of tungsten-carbide endmills on a Rollomatic, Walter, ANCA or Vollmer machine; three wheels: (1) hybrid-bond (resin+metal), (2) Paradigm and (3) resin; large batch sizes (100+ blanks of the same size, 5 mm to 15 mm diameter), capability to hook up to three leads going into the motor.