- As with other machining operations, set up changes should be minimized. This is possible if all flat ground surfaces are parallel and on the same side of the part.
- Magnetic chucks are typically used for holding down parts during surface grinding. If the part can be designed to be compatible with a magnetic chuck, convenience and throughput increase. Use of a magnetic chuck requires a ferrous (magnetic) material and a flat seating surface opposite the ground surface.
- Ground surfaces should be situated as high up above obstructions as possible, as shown below.
- Ground surfaces should be as continuous as possible and well supported since the grinding wheel will be pressing down upon them.