The centerless plunge-cut grinding method entails grinding workpieces with offset or profiled diameters. Here, the grinding wheel is given the negative profile of the desired workpiece contour. In this way, all the diameters which have to be produced at the workpiece can be ground in a single plunge cut operation. The workpieces are positioned, then ground and finally unloaded by means of an axial stop on the support blade.
Inclined plunge-cut grinding is a special process variant of this method. In contrast to the straight arrangement of the grinding wheel axis, the axes of both the workpiece and the regulating wheel are inclined by 15°. This enables shoulders and end faces to be ground, in addition to diameters.