Abrasive Flow Machining Systems Abrasive Flow Grinding, also known as Abrasive Flow Machining (AFM) or extrude honing®, is a precision finishing technology used in a variety of industries. Some applications of this process include:
Abrasive machining grinding machines will incorporate hydrostatics, air, and combination squeeze-film technology. Such spindles will be transmitting far higher power (40 to over 100 hp, or 30–75 kW) than that employed in a conventional surface grinding system of similar table size.
Grinding is an abrasive machining process that uses a grinding wheel as the cutting tool. A wide variety of machines are used for grinding: Hand-cranked knife-sharpening stones (grindstones) Handheld power tools such as angle grinders and die grinders
Therefore, Suhner Abrasive has set itself the goal of supporting manufacturers of pharmaceutical processing equipment as a solution provider of grinding and polishing processes. To achieve the desired or required result, the combination of abrasives, machines and processes is of utmost importance.
Portable abrasive wheels used for internal grinding shall be provided with safety flanges (protection flanges) meeting the requirements of paragraph (c) (6) of this section, except as follows: 1926.303 (c) (4) (i) When wheels 2 inches or less in diameter which are securely mounted on the end of a steel mandrel are used; 1926.303 (c) (4) (ii)
Abrasive wheels shall be used only on machines provided with safety guards as defined in the following paragraphs of this section, except: 1910.215 (a) (1) (i) Wheels used for internal work while within the work being ground; 1910.215 (a) (1) (ii)