The ShapeSmart NP50 is a 5-axis Precision Cylindrical Pinch/Peel grinding machine with an integrated 3-axis robot loader and grinding diameter range from 0.025 to 25 mm (.001 to 1 in.).


The ShapeSmart NP50 is ideal for cutting tool blank preparation as well as punch and mold applications requiring complex geometry and high length-to-diameter ratios. The unique kinematics of the NP50 allows for precise pinch and peel grinding at a highly flexible level for a wide variety of parts such as cutting tool blanks, boring bar blanks, threaded parts, flats as well as non-round punches.


The concept of this machine offers the advantage of carrying out all these operations in one chucking.

  • Patented grinding method, simultaneously rough and finish operations
  • Peel grinding of non-round punches (patented)
  • Ability to grind flats and threads
  • Widest grinding range 0.03 to 25 mm
  • Super fast and easy to setup. The typical setup time is 10min (including blanks with multi-steps)
  • Unmatched diameter/length ratio up to 400 x D
  • Perfect tool runout within micron mm thanks to the unique tool guiding system
  • Precision and size constancy in production of 0.001 mm
  • Full software package included in the machine price
  • Ability to grind double-ended blanks automatically
  • 10 different program available for one setup
  • Fast and reliable tool loading system. Simple and fast to setup compare to 6 axis robot. Easy to service
  • Free software upgrade during the entire machine lifetime