JTEKT recently demonstrated a new double-disc horizontal grinder that simultaneously grinds both sides of silicon wafers to +/- 1 micron from as-sliced condition. The DXSG320 performance represents a massive improvement in accuracy and productivity over the single-spindle vertical grinders common in the chip industry today which grind to 3-4 microns, according to the company.
At IMTS 2022, Norton ׀ Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Booth #237042, North Hall) will offer a portfolio of gear grinding products specifically designed by category to provide higher profile accuracy, supreme form holding and burn-free grinding in worm, profile, and bevel applications. Highlighting the range is an innovative dual-worm wheel design that enables two operations in one grinding wheel, substantially saving time and cost.
To ensure their contribution to reducing climate change and negative environmental impact, Seco Tools launched the Green Investment Fund in 2012. Since then, the Green Fund has supported the investment of a diversity of sustainable projects which have reduced the environmental impact of the company’s operations.
The automotive industry is evolving. The trend toward more electromobility is also changing the way cars are being manufactured. In some cases, this has a serious impact, not only on automakers themselves, but also on suppliers. Jürgen Hechler, Global Application Engineering Leader at 3M, is nevertheless confident: "We expect the demand for high-precision abrasives to continue to grow, despite the discussion about electromobility." Among other things, 3M supplies the automotive industry with abrasives for machining gears and shafts.
Weiler Abrasives has announced the availability of its Tiger abrasives line designed to deliver maximum performance in the most demanding foundry applications. With solutions to address all grinding applications in the cleaning room, Tiger products help decrease cycle times and improve operator experience.