Minimal grinding times can be achieved with GRINDSTAR. This new kind of grinding method can be used both with CBN and diamond as an abrasive. Especially when dealing with large production volumes, this opens up scope for enormous savings. The machine is fitted with innovative coolant technology which helps to extend tool life. Machine availability is more than 96 %. Two different grinding methods are used in the machine: Firstly plunge-cut grinding/profile grinding, and secondly cut-off grinding. The essential synergy effect is achieved by combining the two methods in a single clamping set-up. It is also possible to collate similar parts, known as part families, to allow economical grinding to be achieved when working with smaller batch sizes.