Grinding - 6: OD Cylindrical Grinding
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The three most common types of cylindrical grinding processes are OD, ID, and centerless

OD (Outside Diameter) grinding is performed between centers. The work piece has center drilled ends which accommodate center points and the work is rotated with a dog which is driven off the grinder's face plate.

In the graphic above note the rotation of the work piece and the grinding wheel. With OD grinding the work piece and the grinding wheel rotate in in the same direction. This so that the surface of the grinding wheel and the surface of the workpiece are moving in opposite directions at the point of contact. This also reduces the possibility of ride-up or jamming that can occur if they were rotating in opposite directions.
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