Grinding is one of the oldest processes in the history of mankind
Knife-like blades have been worked and sharpened with the help of stones since early times. Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine industrial production without grinding as a high-precision and economical manufacturing process with tolerances in µm range.
According to the definition of DIN 8589, grinding is a machining manufacturing process with many abrasive bodies with random orientation of their cutting edges. They have geometrically indeterminate cutting edges. These abrasive grains made of synthetic abrasives such as aluminium oxide or silicon carbide remove the material at high speed.
Whether by manual precision in hand application or with the help of computer-controlled CNC grinding machines – in almost all industries the various materials are ground with the highest demands for surface quality and economic efficiency.