Common Problems



Details
Problem Operating Parameters Abrasive Tool Selection
Finish
Finish too rough Increase spindle RPM Finer grit
Decrease oscillation Harder grade
Decrease pressure Denser structure
Finish too fine Decrease spindle RPM Coarser Grit
Increase oscillation Softer grade
Increase pressure More open structure
Material Removal
Excessive stone wear Increase spindle RPM Harder grade
Decrease oscillation Denser structure
Decrease pressure
Decrease pressure
Low material removal Increase pressure Softer grade
Increase oscillation Coarser grit
Decrease spindle RPM More open structure
Check incoming finish
Check coolant
Part Geometry
Part out-of-round Decrease pressure Softer grade
Decrease spindle RPM More open structure
Increase oscillation
Check spindle to part alignment
Chatter marks Check upstream grinding operation for high amplitude lobing or chatter
Process Problems
Excessive heat generated Check coolant temperature Softer grade
Decrease pressure
Increase coolant flow rate
Loading Decrease spindle RPM Softer grade
Increase oscillation Coarser grit
Check coolant More open structure
Stone Wear
Uneven stone or wheel wear Check spindle to part alignment Harder grade
Excessive stone wear Increase spindle RPM Harder grade
Decrease oscillation
Decrease pressure
Increase coolant flow