The ShapeSmart NP5 is a 5-axis Precision Cylindrical Pinch/Peel grinding machine with integrated 3-axis robot
loader and grinding diameter range from 0.025 -20 mm (.001" - .787"). The NP5 is ideal for cutting tool blank
preparation as well as punch and mold applications requiring complex geometry and high length-to-diameter ratios.
A versatile robot loader and optional in-process gauging mean you can successfully grind small batch quantities, as well as guarantee unattended accuracy during longer roduction runs.The patented Pinch/Peel grinding process is a proven method that provides superior performance and optimal concentricity. With the addition of a 5th axis, you now have the ability to grind flats, hexes and non-concentric cam profiles.
Rollomatic® P4Smart design software combined with the NanoGrind machine control software offers the ability to mix conventional multi-pass roughing with a final, thru-feed, pinch-grinding pass. Glass-scales on the roughing and finishing axes help to achieve the highest level of interpolation accuracy and diameter control while providing a superior surface finish on tapers and radii.