Grinding Science: Tips & Calculations for Process Optimization


Title: Grinding Science: Tips & Calculations for Process Optimization
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

Join Erik Lawson and Ashley Johnson as they answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the grinding process. In their experience helping customers optimize their process, it often comes down to three main factors:

  • The importance of abrasives. Learn about abrasive types, calculating abrasive wear, and dressing conventional abrasives.
  • The effects of machine feeds and speeds. Understand how changes in grinding parameters can lead to improvements in finish, reduced abrasive wear, and time savings.
  • Achieving the right finish. Learn tips about what to look for, how to measure, and how to achieve your desired surface finish on an industrial grinder.

Register now for this free informational webinar.

Erik Lawson
Engineering Manager
DCM Tech, Inc.

Erik leads the team of engineers at DCM and has been involved in qualifying and optimizing grinding processes for hundreds of customers. This process validation includes finding the right combination of feeds & speeds, abrasives, and equipment to reach the most efficient process possible. He has extensive experience grinding with materials such as ferrous & non-ferrous metals, glass & optics, ceramics, silicon carbide, and more. As a result of his countless hours of research and testing Erik is the factory expert on grinding process optimization at DCM.

Ashley Johnson
Marketing Manager
DCM Tech, Inc.

Ashley has been with DCM since 2019 and has extensive prior experience in the abrasives and metalworking industries. She works directly with the technical and engineering teams to qualify, test, and prove grinding processes for every potential DCM customer. This includes customers in industries like additive manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and optics. Her knowledge of customer and industry needs, coupled with deep understanding of the grinding process make her an valuable asset to the DCM team.
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