trainingCRI offers comprehensive centerless grinding training in all areas to help you increase your company’s productivity and reduce operator errors. Classes are held in our New Haven, Michigan location in mid-June and mid-October. A customized course can be arranged at your facility. Training conducted at your facility will be customized for your specific needs.CRI provides two instructors and an extensive training handbook. Class size is at your discretion. In today’s competitive business environment, it is essential to utilize the best possible technology to maximize productivity. To be successful know-how and experience are key. To enhance the centerless grinding operations used in manufacturing, CRI has developed a training program for engineers and operators. The training consists of a theoretical session coupled with hands-on sessions. The theoretical section will be in a classroom setting. The hands-on session will be operating grinders.
Learn more about topics covered
  • Basic principles of the centerless grinding process
  • Roundness generation and set up parameters
  • Workpiece configuration and roundness
  • Centerless grinding machine errors and effect on roundness
  • Measuring technology for out-of-roundness
  • Force, vibration, and chatter
  • Regulating wheel profile for infeed and thrufeed grinding
  • Grinding wheel profile
  • Design of tooling: cams, workrest blades
  • Thermals and set-up stability
  • Centerless grinder design concepts
  • Infeed grinding of stepped work pieces
  • Thrufeed grinding of rollers, pins, and short shafts
  • Thrufeed bar grinding
  • Thrufeed grinding of under square workpieces (bearing races, valve seats pistons etc)
  • Application of correct regulating wheels
  • Centerless grinding process design
  • The practical section is focused on settings for infeed and thrufeed grinding applications.
  • Setting height above center
  • Setting feed angle and regulating wheel truing angle
  • Truing grinding and regulating wheels.
  • Setting grinding gap in thrufeed grind
  • Adjusting the swivel plate for taper Setting guides in thrufeed grinding
  • Grinding some parts and set-up correction


Approx. $1,300 Per Person

The duration of the training program is three days. One-and-half days in the classroom and one-and-half days hands-on.

Registration and Schedule: Please call CRI:586-749-6529 ext: 201. All we need is company name and address, participants name and email address.

Location: Classroom training at Concord Inn Clinton Township, MI. Hands-on at CRI New Haven MI.  We can also arrange for our training staff to come to your location.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be issued for cancellations received in writing (fax 586-749-5421) or by email to michellek@centerless.net. Cancellations within three days of the event (including no shows) are not entitled to a refund of any portion of payment for the class.