IG 180 SD Surface Grinder

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IG 180 SD Features

  • 18" variable speed table
  • 10HP variable speed grinding spindle motor
  • Electromagnetic chuck with auto demag cycle which can be configured with custom workholding systems
  • Thru-spindle vacuum/pressure feed
  • Integral air mist collection and coolant flow systems for clean consistent grinding
  • Programmable touch screen controls
  • Manual handwheel for precise Z-axis positioning
  • Internal memory for saving grind process recipes for quick changeovers
  • Password protection and operator lock-out features
  • Automatic routine maintenance reminders
  • 82" x 70" footprint

Countless customization options supported by an in-house engineering team ready to build the perfect machine for your application!

Precise. Powerful. Compact.

DCM Tech's IG 180 SD rotary surface grinder provides a fully enclosed, close tolerance package within a compact footprint. The full enclosure provides a heightened level of process cleanliness where air quality is crucial. With the productivity of rotary surface grinders, the IG 180 SD works well for mid volume grinding applications. The servo drive control package saves multiple programs for process repeatability.

Grinding Applications

DCM grinders outperform conventional surface grinders and are efficient for removing large amounts of material, while maintaining close tolerances and reducing process time. Features such as variable feedrate & spindle speed, single or multi-step grinding, and easily programmable grind processes make this machine an ideal platform for processing a wide range of materials.


  • Ceramics
    • Silicon Nitride, Zirconia, Alumina, Carbide, Silicon carbide (SiC), Tungsten, and other compounded materials
  • Carbide
  • Ceramic
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Cast Iron
  • Nitrided Steel
  • Crystalline Materials
    • Quartz, Fused Silica, Glass, Sapphire, Zinc Selenide, Zerodur, Silicon
  • Tool Steel
  • Titanium
  • Neodymium
  • Ferrite
  • Composites
  • Magnetic Materials


Fixture & die preparation

  • Grinding glass plates to thickness
  • Crystal grinding
  • Solenoids
  • Silicon plates, ceramics, glass, and sapphire
  • Regrinding bearing surfaces
  • Grind prep before lapping & polishing processes

Have more questions or want to talk more about your specific application? Get in touch with our team of Technical Specialists today!

Give us a call: (800)533-5339


IG 180 SD Specifications

Grinding Spindle Motor10HP, 200 - 3520rpm
Rotary Table Motor1HP, 5 - 70rpm
Servo Column Motor1KW
Coolant Pump1/4HP, 20gpm
Table FeaturesThru-spindle vacuum/pressure feed
Variable strength 3/8" fine pole electromagnetic chuck
Max Swing Diameter24"
Max Wheel to Table Clearance7" with 6A2 wheel
Grinding Wheel Hub Options
Type 6 or Type 11 Cup Wheels6" or 8" diameter
Segmented Wheel Kit8" diameter
Plate Mount Wheel Kit10" diameter
Feed System
Servo driven Z-axis with precision ballscrew and encoder
Feedrate variable from 0.0006 IPM to 0.1000 IPM
Electrical Requirements
230V, 60Hz, 3 phase, 42 FLA
Consult DCM Engineering regarding operation on other voltages
64" wide, 44" deep, 73" high
3,300lbs (estimated)

Why Choose DCM?

Before you decide, our Engineers will validate the performance of any DCM style grinder on your specific material. We invite you to send us a sample of your material or come visit our factory to run the machine and see the results firsthand.

After you purchase, a full set of instructions and videos will come with your machine and a Technical Specialist from DCM will available for phone support as you set up your machine.

As a DCM customer, you can count on the full support off our Technical Specialists and Enigneers when you need it. If you have any questions our reliable team will make sure you get the answers you need, when you need them.

Built by experts, for experts.


If you have questions you can give us a call or email a Technical Specialist. We will reply within one business day.

Give us a call: (800)533-5339


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