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Glebar takes pride in designing precision centerless grinding machine system solutions, tailored to our customers' unique specifications. Below is a small subset of centerless (and other types) of grinding applications that Glebar has provided solutions for over the years.

Aerospace Machining & Manufacturing | Case Studies

Aerospace Fasteners
Aerospace Fasteners

Challenge: To grind 4 diameters on parts of many sizes and lengths for a manufacturer…

Composite Strips
Composite Strips

Challenge: To grind both sides of composite strips (fiberglass), fully automated at high speed with tight…

Automotive Machining & Manufacturing | Case Studies

Valve Seat
Valve Seat

Challenge: To auto thrufeed grind metal valve seat components which are used in the automotive…

Ceramic Insulator Bodies
Ceramic Insulator Bodies

Challenge: To grind a ceramic insulator body for lean burn gas engines for use in…

Steel Spring Cup (2 Parts Per Second | Zero Defect)
Steel Spring Cup (2 Parts Per Second | Zero Defect)

Challenge: To design a fully automated turnkey feeding and inspection solution, integrated into to a Glebar…

Automotive Fastener
Automotive Fastener

Challenge: A tier one automotive fastener supplier needed to centerless grind automotive fasteners for a…

Automotive Solenoid
Automotive Solenoid

Challenge: To thrufeed automatically thru feed grind an automotive component and achieve a 1.2 Rz…

Medical Machining & Manufacturing | Case Studies

Arthroscopic Shavers (Outer Sleeve | GT-610 )
Arthroscopic Shavers (Outer Sleeve | GT-610 )

Challenge: To grind two mating metal components, with a tight clearance requirement between their surfaces,…

Arthroscopic Shavers (Inner Tube | GT-610 CNC)
Arthroscopic Shavers (Inner Tube | GT-610 CNC)

Challenge: To grind two mating metal components, with a tight clearance requirement between their surfaces,…

Medical Bone Drill
Medical Bone Drill

Challenge: Infeed grinding 0.010”  on two diameters over a 7” long metal drill blank in…

Catheter Bodies
Catheter Bodies

Challenge: To point and shape catheter bodies free of debris and scratches, at high production…

Spinal Cord Stimulation Devices
Spinal Cord Stimulation Devices

Challenge: To size implantable spinal cord stimulation devices that deliver precise doses of electricity to…

Asthma Inhaler
Asthma Inhaler

Challenge: To grind 2 diameters for a large manufacturer on an intricate, metal injection molded…

Surgical Tubing
Surgical Tubing

Challenge:  To size thin walled tubing used for surgical instruments insuring a mirror like 3Ra…

Biomedical Pellets
Biomedical Pellets

Challenge: To thrufeed grind pellets which are used to manufacture radiopharmaceuticals used in CT scans.…

Trocar Points
Trocar Points

Challenge: To process trocar points automatically where small lot sizes require frequent equipment changeover. 

Guidewires (Process Efficiency | CAM.2)
Guidewires (Process Efficiency | CAM.2)

Challenge: To eliminate additional processes in the production of guidewires. The conventional process uses several…

Guidewires (Cycle Time Reduction | CAM.2)
Guidewires (Cycle Time Reduction | CAM.2)

Challenge: Cycle time reduction and a sharp corner needed for a medical guidewire

Guidewires (Rapid Changeover | GT-9AC)
Guidewires (Rapid Changeover | GT-9AC)

Challenge: A Medical device customer needed to rapidly changeover between a family of Nitinol guidewires…

Consumer Goods Machining & Manufacturing | Case Studies

Circuit Board Drill Blanks
Circuit Board Drill Blanks

Challenge: To end grind printed circuit board carbide drill blanks used by a major tool…

Golf Ball Cores
Golf Ball Cores

Challenge: To mass produce golf ball cores at a low cost, while holding tight tolerances…

Felt Tips
Felt Tips

Challenge: To grind felt tips for pens. Customer required a high volume turnkey solution. 

Metals Machining & Manufacturing | Case Studies

Carbide Blanks
Carbide Blanks

To establish a process whereby pre-sintered carbide drill blanks processed in a hot isostatic press…

Precision Punches
Precision Punches

Challenge: To grind a variety of tooling punches to extreme precision, while accommodating small lot…

Burnishing Tools
Burnishing Tools

Challenge: To grind burnishing and expander rolls used in manufacturing tubes for a multitude of…

Titanium & Steel Rods
Titanium & Steel Rods

Challenge: Quality, cost control and lead time issues of outsourcing the pre-sizing of titanium and…

Mining & Energy Machining & Manufacturing | Case Studies

Polycrystalline Diamond
Polycrystalline Diamond

Challenge: To process carbide and polycrystalline diamond with complete automation, conserving grinding wheels and using…

Alumina (Ceramic) Spacers
Alumina (Ceramic) Spacers

Challenge: To accurately grind alumina spacers used in nuclear power plant control rods. The length…

General Metrology | Case Studies

Aerospace Fasteners (Gauging | P4K)
Aerospace Fasteners (Gauging | P4K)

Challenge: Lack of a clear, simple method to inspect the geometric profile of many components,…

Arthroscopic Shavers (Gauging | P4K)
Arthroscopic Shavers (Gauging | P4K)

Challenge: Lack of a clear, simple method to inspect the geometric profile of many components.…

Medical Bone Drill (Gauging | P4K)
Medical Bone Drill (Gauging | P4K)

Challenge: Lack of a clear, simple method to inspect the geometric profile of many components.…

Guidewires (Gauging | P4K)
Guidewires (Gauging | P4K)

Challenge: Lack of a clear, simple method to inspect the geometric profile of many components.…