Development of an Energy-efficient Cylindrical Grinding Machine
Phd student Ian Garretson, MS student John Ryan
The Hahn Grinder, built by R.S. Hahn, had been used in a previous life for research on force-feedback controlled grinding and dressing; and was utilized to minimize taper error induced by unwanted deflection in grinder spindles. It is an internal and external cylindrical grinder with rotary dressing.
The grinder is being refurbished to perform sustainability studies on resource consumption (consumables, energy, labor, and equipment) and liability production (wastes, emissions, energy losses, and labor hazards).