Grinding or cutting is a process whereby an abrasive particle embedded in a rotating wheel or knife edge removes material from a workpiece by mechanical means. The grinding wheel can be attached to a horizontal or vertical spindle, and the specimen can be mounted on a table surface that travels in either a rotary or reciprocating direction.
Goodfellow, a global supplier of small to medium quantities of high-quality metals, ceramics and other materials for research and product design, has expanded its offering to include custom manufacturing and finishing of components to customers’ precise specifications.
The global market for waterjet cutting machines is forecast to reach $1.15 billion by 2020, driven by resurgence in manufacturing activity, robust demand from key end-use industries, and technological advancements, according to a recent report from Global Industry Analysts.
Kyocera Corp. recently announced that it has developed a new series of hybrid cermet materials that reportedly offer a 50% improvement in abrasion resistance and fracture resistance over conventional materials used as industrial cutting tool inserts.