Special Application Grinders

CNC North, employing its extensive manufacturing engineering expertise in grinding processes and machine technologies, can review your part application for development of a specialty grinding machine. Much of the new machines development is derived from a specific customer’s application.

Recent Development Activity Include:

  • Cannon Barrel Grinding machine utilizing both hydrostatic slides and work head.
  • OD Grinding machine to process a steam valve for air craft carriers, the design enhanced productivity by a factor of 4.
  • Thru Feed grinding machine, we have quoted single feed, dual feed with a robotic rotate of the part.
  • Special Ceramic grinding machine allowing the process of multiple sides with one work holding.

Advantages of CNC North's Specialty Machine Development:

  • Machine bases utilizing solid black granite providing improved machine damping over cast iron, which also allows for customized machine design (no patterns of casting required.)
  • Utilization of our proven hydrostatic slide design. We have multiple slides pre-designed.
  • Various wheel spindle options from trusted partners allowing us to select the optimum spindle (speed and power) for the application.
  • Choice of either ball bearing and hydrostatic work spindle designs, based on the application.
  • Choice of part holding options utilizing various magnetic holding technologies as well as standard or special chucking systems.
  • Choice of various dresser solutions from trusted partners as well as our own designs.
  • Utilization of trusted sheet metal partners which allows cost competitive new design manufacture per application.
  • Choice of control options.
  • Years of process knowledge based on grinding experts with 30 plus years in the precision grinding market.