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Grinding Fundamentals and Cycle Design

Course# Date Time Location

Coming Soon

Cost: Please call 330-972-8303 for pricing questions and registration help.
CEU's: 1.0
Instructor: Dr. Fukuo Hashimoto

Course Overview

View the course flyer [PDF]


Day 1
SESSION 1: 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
SESSION 2: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
SESSION 3: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
SESSION 4: 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Day 2
SESSION 5: 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
SESSION 6: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
SESSION 7: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
SESSION 8: 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

In the manufacturing sequence for precision components, grinding is the most crucial finishing process affecting not only the product accuracies but also the functional performance, such as fatigue life, torque, noise, etc. The workshop is assembled for students, process engineers, and production managers to make the knowledge connection between the grinding basics and the grinding machine structures. By applying systematic knowledge about the grinding system gained from the course, the participants enable to set up the proper grinding operations and design the grinding cycle for maximized productivity. The course is composed of eight sessions. The participants will build the following knowledge. 1) abrasive grain actions and grinding wheel specifications with dressing conditions, 2) grinding machine structure and stiffness, 3) fundamental grinding parameters such as material removal rate and grinding energy, etc., 4) grinding system and time constant, and 5) step-by-step procedures for grinding cycle design. Finally, the strategies for improving accuracy and productivity are discussed. The learned knowledge is confirmed by exercising prepared questions and Q/A sessions.

Online Course Requirements

We want you to have a great experience participating in our remote (online) courses, and for that, you’ll need the right equipment and internet connection.

Minimum needs are:

  • A broadband internet connection that has at least a 2 Mbps upload and download speed.
  • A computer (PC or Mac) that can support the latest web browser versions.
  • At least 4 GB of RAM and adequate hard drive space.
  • A microphone and a speaker.
  • International Students: For virtual (online) courses, an additional fee will be assessed to cover the cost of shipping the professional binder (presentation slides), to your address. The cost of international shipping can be significant.

For more information, visit our Online Course Requirements webpage.

Instructor Biography:

Dr. Fukuo Hashimoto is an adjunct professor at The University of Akron. He is the president of AFT Ltd. and a retired Director and Senior Scientist at The Timken Company. Throughout his career in the production engineering field for over 40 years, he has been focusing on the development of advanced manufacturing technology and the scientific assessment of new process technologies. He joined The Timken Company in 1988, with prior job experience as an Associate Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan College of Aeronautical Engineering. In 1984, he obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo with a dissertation titled “The Synthesis of Centerless Grinding Process.” He has published over 100 technical papers in academic societies including over 20 CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering) papers. Most of the papers are related to the centerless grinding process, ultra-precision grinding technology, and characterization of finished surfaces. He completed the SEP program at Stanford University in 2000. He is a fellow member of CIRP and was a Chairman of CIRP STC-G (Grinding Academy). He is a fellow member of SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineering). Also, he has been serving the local community as honorary president of JANO (Japanese Association of Northeast Ohio, USA).

  1. Introduction
  2. Grinding wheels and methods
  3. Grinding machine structures
  4. Basic relationship in grinding
  5. Grinding system analysis
  6. Grinding cycle design
  7. Grinding accuracy and productivity
  8. Summary and Q/A


If you have any questions or need more information about this course, please contact:

Penelope Pinkston


Online Registration


Registration Form

Registration information: Registration shall remain open until posted as closed on the course listing on this site.

Registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. Course fees are due before attending.

All registrations—whether by online, phone, fax or mail—will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


Visit our registration webpage to view our cancellation/withdrawal policy.