The Best Centerless Grinding Services in China: Cost-Effective & Best in Performance
We are specialized in Centerless Grinding Services and offer solutions for your grinding needs. DEK aims to provide superior centerless grinding that you can rely on. We guarantee the peak performance of your parts for years to come.
The Complete Centerless Grinding Solution for Your Needs: On-Demand & Effective
DEK offers you the maximum advantages of centerless grinding for your round or cylindrical parts. We satisfy our customers through our high-quality and effective grinding services. Our advanced technologies and state-of-the-art centerless grinders are an ideal solution to get top performance parts with exceptional surface finishing.
To DEK, centerless grinding is an art. Our staff is consisting of top-tier engineers that assist you at every stage of the centerless grinding process. DEK handles your high-volume production needs with ultra-modern equipment and can process your orders within 2-3 days at most.
The Centerless Grinding Materials DEK Works With
DEK’s state-of-the-art centerless grinders are capable of processing high-quality industrial-grade materials with ease and can achieve the results that you endorse. Below are some of the most common materials available for centerless grinding.
Aluminum is one of the best options for centerless grinding. It has some of the exceptional natural properties that are admired by customers worldwide. Grinding and surface finishing aluminum can give you better quality, safety, and productivity. Aluminum has the ability to minimize centerless grinding downtimes and overall costs, as well as also offer your parts consistent and smooth performance.
DEK prefers brass because of its ability to form into various complex shapes easily. Moreover, it’s a good conductor of heat and offers great resistance against corrosion. The interesting thing about brass is that it requires great care during centerless grinding, and attention to detail is the key to machine it. DEK does a much better job of balancing the environment and produce exceptional brass parts.
In general, bronze is an alloy consist of copper and tin (12-12.5%). Moreover, based on your specific requirements, bronze also can contain aluminum, manganese, nickel, or zinc. You can achieve different properties using bronze, and this metal also gives you the freedom to customize your parts.
At DEK, copper is a solid option to produce market grade cylindrical parts. It’s very easy to work with copper because it is cost-effective and highly machinable. DEK prefers working with copper to improve the part’s elasticity, flexibility, hardness, color, and resistance to corrosion.
DEK is committed to providing industrial-grade high standard high-temperature alloys for centerless grinding. These alloys are effective against extremely high temperatures and can even handle 1000-degree C of temperature without losing the performance. There are different ways DEK selects the right high-temperature alloys for you based on your requirements and use.
Nickel alloys are highly customizable and high-quality materials for centerless grinding. These alloys are also known as controlled-expansion alloys, which contain a minimum of 29% nickel. Iron, copper, chromium, titanium is mostly used in nickel alloys to enhance the material properties of cylindrical parts.
Stainless steel metal for centerless grinding contains a variety of basic chemical elements that, when fused together, create a robust and powerful alloy. DEK choose stainless steel because it gives the parts high performance and a great surface finish. We also believe that cleanliness is a matter of high importance, and stainless steel can give you exactly what you want for your cylindrical parts.
At DEK, we prefer titanium because of its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio with excellent thermal and electrical resistance. You can have lightweight parts with better performance by using titanium as a centerless grinding material. Titanium is attractive and used for critical applications that prioritize precision.
Why More Than 2300+ Clients ♥️ DEK
Great Investment Return
Increased production along with holding the tighter tolerances will be a great return on your investment. DEK makes sure that you get cost-effective parts through its fully optimized centerless grinding services. High performance and longer life-span of your parts are well worth the money you will spend.
DEK's state-of-the-art 40+ centerless grinders with a highly educated staff of engineers are guarantee rapid, high-volume production with supersonic speed. We are able to give you quality results within 2-3 days and able to process your complete order in 1-2 weeks. Our advanced technology with the latest research reduces the defect rate per production cycle and increase reliability and efficiency.
DEK makes sure that its centerless grinding services are the simplest way to reduce part fabrication costs by cutting down material, energy, and resource costs. We believe that cost-effectiveness is as important as part quality and performance. Hence, we achieve this by tweaking part designs and effectively utilizing all the resources, and optimizing our centerless grinding processes. DEK invests in the latest machinery and advanced centerless grinding technologies to cut down material waste and energy losses, saving up to 20% of overall cost and increasing your part performance and quality.
Consistency in Quality
DEK's ability to organize and plan the complete centerless grinding processes in regards to the dynamic quality perspective of parts is a guaranteed consistent part quality with exceptional performance. We define, manage, focus, and control the quality at each and every step of centerless grinding to achieve what we are committed to. At DEK, our overall success and experience are some of the key factors behind our ability to achieve consistency in quality.
DEK is a one-stop solution for your every centerless grinding needs. We have up to three types of centerless grinding methods, including through-feed, in-feed, and end-feed. Moreover, our ability to offer complete customization of your parts gives you the freedom you deserve to receive the parts that you desired. DEK's ultra-precision centerless grinding capabilities are a guarantee of rapid and high-level part fabrication. From your cylindrical part design planning to detailed inspection and shipment, DEK does everything involves in your part's manufacturing so you can be worry-free.
Tighter Dimensional Tolerances
DEK's centerless grinding is exceptional and allows your parts to be held to tighter dimensional tolerances. This is also a potential reason behind its smoother surface finishes on your parts. DEK's greater frequency of quality and detailed inspections with more specialized equipment is a guaranteed up to +/-0.001mm dimensional tolerance of your parts. Moreover, a lower scape rate and eliminating the waste of raw material means lower costs for achieving higher precision levels.
Higher Standard of Safety & Quality
DEK makes sure that you have tighter control over the centerless grinding processes, which allowing you to ensure that all your parts fit the standards and your specifications. With DEK, if a problem will rise or something require change, you will be able to catch it and correct it more quickly, which saves you both valuable time and money. You will be more confident while working with us because we follow higher safety and quality standards. Chinese manufacturing allows you to enforce greater safety practices, and China also has the highest level of safety and quality regulations.
DEK's optimized centerless grinding doesn't only save you a greater chunk of money but also is energy-efficient. By cutting down the material, energy, and other valuable resources waste during the fabrication of your cylindrical parts is our primary way to make the environment pollution-free. Most of our clients are concerned about the safety of the environment and conduct ethically sound and environmentally friendly business practices.
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In need of Centerless Grinding Services for Your Custom Parts?
Our centerless grinding capabilities meet growing demands for precision and high-performance cylindrical parts with a great surface finish. DEK is capable of meeting the standard dimensional tolerances of ±0.001mm with ease. We implement solutions to eliminate or fix potentially compromise situations and encourage you to explore our extensive list of centerless grinding services.
Guide To Centerless Grinding & Buying F.A.Q
Removing material from a workpiece through a machining process is known as centerless grinding.
The involvement of advanced technology and state-of-the-art machinery makes centerless grinding the most advanced machining process.
This FAQ guide will help you learn everything involved in centerless grinding and how to get precision parts.
Moreover, you will learn the way DEK offers its services and how it’s the best to give you exceptional parts.
What is Centerless Grinding?
Centerless grinding is a machining process consist of two rotary grinding wheels.
It’s consisted of the following parts:
- Stationary Wheel
- Moving Wheel
- Central Platform
One is a stationary wheel, and the other is a moving wheel. The moving wheel applies pressure on the workpiece placed on a work rest.
The stationary wheel determines the material removing rate from the workpiece.
Eliminating the waste of material, energy, and other valuable resources is a result of process optimization through advanced technologies.
Moreover, using advanced technologies and a professional environment for centerless grinding will also make the part machining cost-effective.
Centerless grinding is known for its ability to machine parts in short times.
Centerless grinding can be of many types, but there are three primary methods to get precision parts:
The modern centerless grinding machines involve computer numerical control to get the parts that require tighter tolerances.
Moreover, these advanced centerless grinding machines allow automation and improve precision.
Centerless grinding helps us machine parts like transmission units, infeed units, and many other custom parts.
Most importantly, it is an eco-friendly and pollution-free machining process that offers precision parts in a cost-effective manner.
How Centerless Grinding Works?
Centerless grinding is one of the most critical manufacturing processes that machine high-volume automotive parts with great precision.
These automotive components are:
- Valve Spools
- Control Rods
- Sleeves & Tollers
In general, parts for critical operations like hydraulics and fluid control require centerless grinding.
It is also well-known in the medical and aerospace industries because of its precision machining.
Moreover, in any industry where roundness and extreme accuracy of cylindrical surface is required, centerless grinding is used.
It is simple but effective and also does not require any work holding methods.
The grinding wheel of a centerless grinding machine is bigger in size than regulating wheel.
The work rest works as material support for a workpiece that is a blade-like platform that sits between the centerless grinder two wheels.
The grinding process starts when the force of the grinding wheel pushes the workpiece into the regulating wheel.
The workpiece rotational speed depends on the speed of regulating wheel.
Using different grinding techniques to process the workpiece into a part based on your part’s design and complexity involves.
After the part processing, the relating wheel pulls the part against a dead stop placed at the work rest.
The grinding wheel is the most important part of centerless grinding because of its responsibility of grinding the part into the desired shape.
The wheels themselves are durable and maintain their sharpness longer.
Furthermore, these wheels have a high thermal conductivity that helps maintain the shape at high contact temperatures and essential to achieving high rotational speeds.
Centerless grinding requires less time to machine precision parts.
What are the Shapes of Centerless Grinding?
Centerless grinding uses abrasive cutting to remove material to shape parts and one of the best machining processes for round parts.
The uniqueness of this machining process is that the workpiece is held in place by the rotating wheels’ pressure.
No fixing is required, and the setup is simple with fast turnaround times.
Eliminating the chance of defects during the grinding operations is why the workpiece is rigidly supported.
Centerless grinding also can maintain round parts tolerances up to ±.001mm.
Machining workpieces with relatively complex shapes such as hourglass shapes is a difficult task for centerless grinding.
The following are some parts that require extreme roundness and can achieve precision shapes through centerless grinding:
- Hydraulic Components
- Thread Rods
The industries that require high precision centerless ground parts through centerless grinding include:
- Power Generation
- Oil & Gas
- Food Processing
If your parts contain round shapes, centerless grinding is the right machining process for your parts.
Moreover, centerless grinding also offers the perfect surface finish to your round parts through its ability to grind accurately.
What Can Materials be Centerless Grinding?
Cylindrical and other rounded parts can be of the highest-quality industrial-grade material.
These materials sometimes can be extremely hard to machine, so centerless grinding as an outer diameter grinding process these materials with unique techniques.
It allows easier and rapid machining of workpieces that require tighter tolerances and precision.
Furthermore, with its faster operations, greater workpiece support, and higher precision, a vast library of materials is available to process through centerless grinding.
The metals involved in every industry that requires round parts can be processed through centerless grinding and some of the important ones are the following:
- High-temperature Alloys
- Nickel Alloy
- Stainless Steel
No matter the material, centerless grinding can give high-quality metal parts that meet your expectations through its advanced technology and machining processes.
Automation in centerless grinding enhances the precision and accuracy of parts and allows us to process many other tough materials that sometimes round parts with complex surface requires.
Centerless grinding is important in the production of flawless camshafts, crankshafts, and gear shafts that consist of tough industrial-grade material.
What are the Advantages of Centerless Grinding?
When the parts have a high length-to-diameter ratio, centerless grinding becomes a solid requirement to achieve tighter tolerance of these parts.
Centerless grinding is a valuable machining process that offers many primary and secondary benefits to both manufacturers and customers.
Moreover, utilizing more latest technologies and advanced machinery can further increase its benefits.
The following are some core advantages for someone who uses centerless grinding:
- Centerless grinding machines work for longer without losing the performance
- Require little to no maintenance and offer cost-effective solutions
- Capable of producing parts in large quantities rapidly
- Centerless grinding machines can even run for years without any interruptions
- It eliminates the inconvenience of a breakdown
- It can achieve a high level of accuracy
- Produce fine surfaces and top-quality cuts with precision
- Reduce the amount of material, energy, and other valuable resources waste
- It can improve the performance through automation and software
- Help you to achieve identical manufacturing
- It can achieve extremely tighter tolerances of +/-0.001mm
- Excellent roundness of parts is possible with centerless grinding
- Offers excellent straightness
- Less stock compared to between-center grinding
- Little work deflection that allows for grinding of longer parts
- Lower the cycle times by offering ease of automation
Centerless grinding also offers very light cuts and fine surface finishes to your workpiece.
Moreover, it requires limited resources and is a powerful tool that processes your high-volume orders within the time frames you set.
What is the Tightest Tolerance from Centerless Grinding?
It is important for centerless grinding machines to be high precision.
Ultra-precision centerless machines are highly demanding in the modern industrial world and need to process modern materials with great accuracy.
Critical and complex parts are involved in aerospace and other sensitive industries.
A single irregularity of flaw can cause million-dollar damages to require centerless grinding.
Centerless grinding is confident in its ability to produce parts with tighter tolerances for the most difficult applications.
Tackling the most demanding applications with the best-in-class centerless grinding technology surely gives us parts with tighter tolerances of +/-0.001mm.
Most importantly, centerless grinding is the solution for customers’ biggest challenges in achieving precision and the highest level of accuracy of round machined parts.
The latest technology and automation involved in ultra-precision centerless grinding is pushing the part tolerances beyond the limit.
It helps to hold tighter tolerances on diameter size and cylindricality to the sub-micron level.
Moreover, ultra-precision centerless grinding helps you achieve a higher level of precision for many high-tech parts involved in today’s machines.
Manufacturing the perfect parts is processible by combining centerless grinding with advanced technologies.
What is the Difference Between Centerless Grinding and Polishing?
Polishing is a surface finishing process for increasing the smoothness of parts.
Technically, a glued abrasive attached to the work wheel can perform the polishing on the part.
On the other hand, centerless grinding is a machining process for parts that are round in shape.
Centerless grinding also offers a perfect surface finish to the machined part automatically.
Its most important benefit is that it provides tolerance metal with low and consistent surface finishes that make the part one of the best.
However, centerless grinding and polishing both are sometimes performed on the parts simultaneously.
From aluminum to titanium, centerless grinding supports every metal and also offer a perfect and clean surface finish.
Furthermore, it’s interesting that achieving a perfect surface smoothness of parts is possible in both ways.
In order to give the round parts a shiny finishing, polishing is used and greatly affect the aluminum, brass, and stainless-steel parts.
Centerless grinding is always performed before the polishing to achieve the goal of a plane part surface with minimal damage.
Centerless grinding mostly removed the saw marks, levels and cleaned the surface of the workpiece to shape it into the desired part.
Polishing further removes the artifacts of centerless grinding.
The major difference between centerless grinding and polishing is that polishing can do just one type of task.
What are the Differences Between Centered and Centerless Grinding?
Centerless grinding is a lot different from centered grinding. Centerless grinding contains no fixture or spindle to secure the workpiece.
In centerless grinding, two rotary grinding wheels secure the workpiece, and the speed of their rotation relative to each other determines the material removing rate from the workpiece.
It’s important for you to understand that both types of grinding are the same, but the process of grinding is different.
However, both grinding processes have their own applications, advantages, and disadvantages.
Moreover, the following are some potential differences between centerless grinding and centered grinding:
- In centered grinding, the workpiece consists of a fixed center; however, there is no fixed center position for the workpiece in centerless grinding.
- In centered grinding, it’s ideal for placing the workpiece between the two centers into the chuck; however, in centerless grinding, the workpiece is kept between two rotating wheels for machining.
- In centered grinding, the workpiece does not make any movement, and only the grinding wheel is rotating, but in centerless grinding, the workpiece rotates by means of regulating wheel and grinding wheel only.
- In centered grinding, it’s ideal for keeping the workpiece in the fixed jaws, and in centerless grinding, the workpiece is not fixed and is easy to load and unload as well as makes setup times fast.
- Centered grinding is not economical for mass production when compared with centerless grinding.
Additionally, using centered grinding, any shape and size of the workpiece can be machined with better accuracy and finishing.
With centerless grinding, only cylindrical shape workpieces are machined but offer more precision and can achieve tighter tolerances even of +/-0.001mm.
What are the Differences Between Cylindrical and Centerless Grinding?
Most of the customers sometimes mistake centerless grinding for cylindrical grinding, but in reality, these are much different from each other.
The main difference between these two is that cylindrical grinding is consists of only one wheel and centerless grinding is on two wheels.
However, centerless grinding is also much faster than any other grinding process, as well as output exceptionally accurate results.
It is also best for applications that require high-precision with parts of excellent tolerances.
Both grinding processes are capable of producing parts with excellent surface finishes and round process shapes.
Moreover, there are also some benefits that you can’t have through cylindrical grinding:
- High-volume part production with high-rate of speed
- The machining process for a wide spectrum of fields, including:
- Contain major technical updates that increase the efficiency of grinding processes decreasing machining time.
Cylindrical grinding also has the ability to achieve extremely close tolerances and round angles with precision.
Furthermore, when automation involves centerless grinding, it also becomes more cost-effective than cylindrical grinding.
How Centerless Grinding Improves the Parts Performance and Quality?
No other machining process can remove material from the outside of a cylindrical workpiece through abrasive cutting to achieve exceptional smoothness, roundness, and desired diameters.
There are some things involved in the centerless grinding that makes it unique and helps improve the quality and performance of machined parts, including:
- Latest technologies
- State-of-the-art machinery
- The use of automation
- Fully optimized centerless grinding
- Eliminates material waste
- Eliminate power waster
- Eliminate waste of valuable resources
- Eliminate unnecessary processes
- Cost-efficient precision machining
- Achieving tighter tolerances
- Rapid manufacturing and detailed-inspection
Moreover, centerless grinding is capable of tackling every environmental, technological, societal, and economic challenge.
Using advanced technology in centerless grinding can give you ultra-precision machining and surface finishing.
Furthermore, manufacturers believe that achieving tighter tolerances, adopting the latest technology, improving machines, and cutting superalloy challenges down to size can help get high-performance and exceptional parts in quality.
Centerless grinding also offers optimum thermal and dynamic stability that helps machine the most accurate parts rapidly.
Additionally, a completely controlled centerless grinding environment is important to obtain flawless results and perfect surface finishes.
Is Centerless Grinding Right For Your Project?
In general, centerless grinding is mostly for the precision round parts.
However, it is still an important segment for the technology.
Centerless grinding is known for its ability to rapid rounding and accuracy as well as it is a much less daunting and time-consuming exercise.
Centerless grinding is only sound difficult yet very simple. It is right for you if you want:
- Rapid machining for your round parts
- Precision parts with exceptional surface finish
- Parts with tighter tolerances
- Cost-effective solution
Moreover, centerless grinding also promotes an eco-friendly and pollution-free environment.
Furthermore, if you require the following, centerless grinding is for you: Flexible grinding for your parts and small centerless grinding equipment for small parts.
It is also preferred to fabricate parts for hydraulic equipment, motorcycles, and more.
Consistency in the quality of parts is important to maintain, and it also comes with better part fabrication.
Centerless grinding has a great impact on modern manufacturing and helps increase the overall productivity of your business.
As the technology advances, centerless grinding is also evolving and offers more cost-effective solutions to your round part fabrication needs.
As you can see that there are many benefits of centerless grinding, which are the reason why it’s so successful.
There is no chance of any critical error in centerless grinding and can feed parts automatically.
Achieving tighter dimensional tolerances for the parts is also possible through centerless grinding because no other grinding process gives that level of precision.
In general, if you want flawless round parts with tighter tolerances in a cost-effective manner, centerless grinding is for you.
How Many Centerless Grinders DEK have?
At DEK, we have up to 46 pieces of centerless grinders that offer fast stock removal, lower machine tolerances, and sizes as small as 0.0001″ or better.
Our centerless grinders are made in Taiwan and Janpan.
Our expert staff of engineers also keep upgrading our centerless grinders to offer more robust and precise parts.
In previous years, centerless grinding has grown popular in many critical industries because of its higher production rate, better workpiece stability, and less time required for job setting.
Moreover, DEK makes sure that our centerless grinders also offer lower production costs and maintain the costs as lower as possible.
DEK’s with that number of centerless grinders is able to complete high volume orders within 1-2 weeks with ease.
DEK also performs a detailed inspection so that every part you get is flawless and of the utmost quality.
DEK has an excellent ability to modify centerless grinders based on the latest centerless grinding technologies.
At DEK, we are dedicated to advancements in diversity and automation.
Moreover, DEK is constantly offering new and improved centerless grinders to process your orders.
Our centerless grinders are improved in quality and functionality.
As the centerless grinding requirements continue to increase, DEK, with the help of its advanced centerless grinders, makes sure to conquer the demands it faces in the industry.
How Many Skilled Workers of Centerless Grinder DEK have?
DEK has up to 40 skilled workers that services only one purpose – achieving quality controlled and precision centerless grinding.
Our staff also consists of 10+ engineers that study new techniques and deploy them into our current systems to make them more reliable.
At DEK, our qualified staff is determined to offer better centerless grinding to increase productivity and eliminate the chance of errors completely.
DEK believes that in order to achieve precision and parts with tighter tolerances, not only advanced centerless grinders are required, but the highly educated staff is also very important.
Our quality staff motivates DEK to the following:
- Aim for tighter tolerances and precision parts
- Ensure your centerless grinders offer the required precision
- Keep minimal room for errors and mistakes
- Accurately calibrated centerless grinders
- A professional testing team based on quality-control staff
- In-detail inspection to produce utmost quality parts
- Enhance the functionality of centerless grinding processes
Thanks to our quality staff, DEK is totally focused on achieving the required quality and precision.
Can You Support On-Demand Centerless Grinding Services?
In short, yes! On-demand manufacturing is a new approach to innovation that DEK adopted as a batter production option for centerless grinding.
On-demand manufacturing is also known as cloud manufacturing because it makes international clients gain support for the production of cylindrical devices through centerless grinding services from a single source.
DEK also prefer on-demand manufacturing because of its other many benefits, and some of them are the following:
- It allows instant quotes and easy cost modeling
- Track the status of your project from anywhere
- It also makes prototyping affordable and easy
- Scale with one manufacturer from order finalization to shipping
Moreover, on-demand centerless grinding services also offer complete customization of your parts and ideal for engineers and innovative industries.
Request for a quote today and let the DEK handle everything else. Our experienced staff of engineers will guide you in the best way possible.