A Computer Controlled Contouring Twist Drill Grinding Machine

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J. D. Vangsness

Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

M. A. Fugelso

Industrial Engineering Dept., University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

J. Eng. Ind 117(1), 117-120 (Feb 01, 1995) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2803271 History: Received October 01, 1992; Revised January 01, 1994; Online January 17, 2008


This paper describes a computer controlled twist drill grinding machine that places a maximum of function in the computer controller making the mechanical part of the machine very simple. A wide variety of conical points can be produced by a virtual rotation about the cone axis accomplished by simultaneous movement of the grinding machine joints.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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