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Micro Grinding System

The CAM.2 micro grinding machine is capable of manufacturing complex medical guidewires, dental parts and small precision parts for various industries. The CAM.2 combines the latest in multi-axis servomotor control, submicron positioning and an easy-to-use touchscreen interface.

Glebar has offered control of all aspects of the wire. Using the dual-carriage linear motor, part feed system, the position, speed and rotation are under absolute control at all times. This allows the machine to control not only the diameter, but also the length. "The CAM.2 represents the ultimate in guidewire grinding, capable of holding the tightest tolerances in the industry," said a company spokesperson.

"The capability of the CAM.2 to produce flats, radii, needle points, and non-linear shapes has opened up new fields of possibility for medical, dental, and other industries," said the spokesperson. With the CAM.2's full-fledged G-code underpinnings, direct integration with CAD/CAM packages is a snap. Previously unproduceable parts can be made easily, with minimal set-up time and with limited operator training.

The CAM.2 includes automatic CNC dressing, designed for both diamond roll and single-point dressing. Using no physical templates, lead-in/lead-out tapers can be changed. Complete forms, including radii, can be dressed accurately into both conventional and superabrasive wheels. The programmed wheel shape is 3-D rendered in real time, for complete confidence in the final shape. The CAM.2 has two modes of operation: O.D. and Centerless. In O.D. mode, a narrow wheel is used and the part is fed through a hydrostatic bushing. Centerless mode on the CAM.2 does not use a regulating wheel. Instead, it requires only the centerless fixture, simplifying setup and changeover.

With CAM.2, the continuous feed system allows virtually unlimited part length. Consisting of a pair of direct drive linear motors, their exacting motion is synchronized by an advanced controller, incurring no loss of precision during part handling. The pair of linear motors is checked by laser interferometer to ensure sub-micron accuracy.

Key features:

  • Absolute control over lengths and diameters
  • 6" (152 mm) thick granite base, for enhanced thermal and mechanical stability
  • 3-D visualization of part and wheel shape
  • Secondary spindle assembly used as a cutoff wheel; to grind slots or angular slots into a part, and can be used to generate sharp internal corners on a part
  • Single Tower CAM.2 available for short parts and needles
  • In-line grit blasting for marker bands or general abrasion
  • OPC (OLE for process control) server connection to SCADA or other ERP or data management systems
  • Collect production data and machine status in real time
  • Vision system integration. Grind profiles based on identifying and locating inconsistent features on a product
  • Programmable retractor. Process proximal and distal grinds in one operation
  • Up to 16' (4.8 meter) autoloaders
  • CNC dressing
  • Run in centerless mode at centerless speeds
  • In-line coining operation
  • Spool direct system
  • Unlimited part library
  • State-of-the-art motion control
  • Full underlying G-code control
  • Variable part rotation speed
  • Clean and contained mist-free work envelope


  • Work wheel diameter: 12" (305 mm)
  • Work wheel speed: variable up to 3600 RPM, 11000 SFPM (56 M/S)
  • Work wheel spindle power: 3HP (2.2 kW)
  • Diameter resolution: 0.1 µm (0.000004")
  • Length resolution: 0.1 µm (0.000004")
  • Incoming stock diameter: Min 0.005" (0.13 mm), Max 0.250" (6.35 mm)
  • Minimum grind diameter: 0.0005" (0.013 mm)

For more information contact:

Glebar Company

565 East Crescent Avenue

Ramsey, NJ 07446

201-337-1500 / 800-235-5122

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