Latest developments in grinding technology

01 February 2016

Tuesday 8th March 2016 at the AMRC KTC

Jet turbine blades 300 200Grinding and surface finishing operations can account for 20-25 per cent of cost on all machining operations.

In the past grinding has been primarily relegated to machining for final dimensional accuracy and surface finish, but that is changing thanks to recently developed techniques which greatly increase material removal rates particularly on aerospace alloys.

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The introduction of next-generation materials such as ceramics, as well as the push towards ever tighter tolerances, looks set to increase the use of high-performance grinding throughout aerospace and other advanced manufacturing sectors.

The first AMRC Forum of 2016 will reveal the extent to which grinding is already being used as a mainstream machining process, discuss the technical and commercial challenges involved and examine the trends and experience of end-users and equipment providers.


0900 Registration, coffee and networking

0930 'Advanced Grinding Technologies at Rolls-Royce - Jamie McGourlay, Rolls-Royce

1000 'Grindability index' - Jim Kelsey, AMRC Grinding Group

1030 Coffee and networking

1100 'Implementation of new grinding technology' - Daniel Mavro, United Grinding Group

1130 'Technological challenges for high performance grinding' Markus Weiss, Tyrolit

1200 ' Sub micron level measurement' - Mick Walters, Hexagon Metrology

1230 Networking lunch

1300 Close

Where: The AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC), Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, S60 5WG.

When: 09:00 to 13:00 on Tuesday 8th March 2016.

Cost: £25 + VAT

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