Centerless grinding is a process where the thing being ground is held between two grinding wheels. One of the wheels stays in place and is a stabilizer, while the other wheel moves some and helps regulate the grinding process. There are different kinds of centerless grinding, such as through feed, end feed, and in feed, referring to how pieces are moved through the process.
This process allows for a more precise grinding job and can make a perfect piece when finished. Modern technology relies on great precision, and centerless grinding has had a major impact by making this possible at a greater level.
It has lowered costs to come degree, but the greater impact has been on precision. The centerless grinding makes exact specifications possible. It also reduces waste because it is so perfect in producing the pieces that are being ground.
There are companies that will do the grinding for an industry, providing them with parts that they need. The centerless grinding process allows for precision and also allows for greater mass production than ever before. Companies no longer have to have their own grinding process if they do not wish to. It can be more cost effective to hire a grinding company that has this system, to do the work.
The impact then, of the centerless grinding process, has been to lower costs to a solid degree. It has also made industry more efficient because items can be mass produced with much more efficiency using this process. The precision is a third aspect, and that also reduces costs by reducing waste and poorly done grinding that has to be thrown away.