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Cylindrical Finishing, Engineering

What Is Cylindrical Finishing?

Cylindrical finishing is a process that removes material from a workpiece through abrasive cutting or grinding. In most cases, the part is round and needs to be ground to a specific flat angle, but you can shape the material into any desired form.

A cylindrical finishing machine consists of two rotary grinding wheels that move at pre-set speeds to hold a workpiece in the center. The grinding wheel on the left applies a downward force to the platform and holds the workpiece in place, while the wheel on the right is the regulating wheel. It moves in response to the different pressures applied to the piece and turns the material for grinding. It’s usually made from rubber-bonded materials to ensure the workpiece is steady. The grinding wheel moves faster than the regulating wheel and removes material to create a smooth and precise grind.

An automated cylindrical finishing machine means the system is autonomous and requires minimal manual assistance. Once you have everything set up, from angles and grinder size, the machine performs independently without workers’ input to complete a full production run.

Automatic cylindrical finishing is an important manufacturing process for dozens of industries, including:

  • Military
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Motorsport
  • Power generation
  • Information technology
  • Agricultural and durables


Within each industry, cylindrical grinding can grind a multitude of applications, such as:

  • Pins
  • Balls
  • Shafts
  • Pistons
  • Needles
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