Precision Grinding of Bearings
Precision grinding is typically the final step in the manufacturing process of bearings, where the bearing components are ground to exact standards using advanced grinding machines and techniques. The quality of the grinding process directly affects the performance and durability of the bearings as it ensures the components’ accuracy, surface finish, and overall quality. To achieve optimal machining, rolling bearings of different types require customized solutions. The grinding process must be adapted to suit the bearing's size, material, and type, as each has its unique requirements. With its highly customizable superabrasive solutions, Meister Abrasives provides increased flexibility and utmost precision for achieving unparalleled results during this critical grinding process.
An essential component of a bearing, bearing rings are typically made of steel and are composed of an outer ring and an inner ring. They are manufactured with precision to ensure proper fit and function in the bearing assembly. Achieving the required surface quality during the grinding process is especially important as the bearing rings are critical to the performance and durability of the bearing.
Meister Abrasives offers a complete range of grinding solutions consisting of vitrified bonded CBN and Ceralox sintered corundum grinding tools, in addition to dressing tools designed for bore grinding of inner rings and outer ring raceway machining.
Responsible for reducing friction between moving parts, the quality of the rolling elements – their size, shape, and material, are crucial in determining the load capacity, speed, and overall performance of the bearing.
The ongoing advancements in mechanical engineering have led to higher expectations regarding the wear resistance and service life of roller bearings. To meet these expectations, silicon nitride ceramic rollers have emerged as a viable solution. The processing of such rollers, however, demands extensive application knowledge and careful selection of diamond abrasives.