Studer makes cylindrical grinders that offer extraordinary levels of precision and productivity and much of their marketing centers on those themes. This article profiles a company that uses Studer machines to grind specimens used for tensile strength testing. (The sample material is taken from critical components like aircraft landing gear.) Here the challenge is to duplicate the metallurgical properties of a series of parts.
The article was the cover story in the Summer 2007 issue of the Grinding Journal, a 32 page magazine published by United Grinding to establish their position as the knowledge leader in precision grinding. It’s a nice example of how a good industrial writer can explain a technical subject and make manufacturing heroic.