In a Blanchard grinding machine, the grinding wheel is mounted on a vertical spindle, and moves in a direction counter to the rotation of the magnetic chuck. Before grinding, surfaces should be relatively even, without any significant protrusions. The tolerances provided by Blanchard machines can be as little as one-thousandth of an inch, with similar flatness. Tolerances, however, vary between materials and work pieces. Due to the design and operation of a Blanchard machine, it will grind different work pieces to a uniform size, a benefit for extensive production runs.
Precision Grinding Capabilities
- Mattison Rotary Grinding
- Blanchard Grinding
- Surface Grinding
- Vertical and Horizontal Spindle Reciprocating Grinding
- Sharpening Machine Blades and Mill Knives
- Press Platen Refurbishing
Our operators are experienced in Blanchard grinding and surface grinding magnetic steel parts including:
- base plates
- die plates
- bolster plates
- mold plates
- mounting plates
- steel tables
- custom pieces
When you need precision ground steel bar or machine ready blanks, we’re the experts! We offer Blanchard grinding services with a standard request for ± .005 thickness and parallelism and close tolerance surface grinding services routinely reach ± .001 thickness and parallelism.
Watch our Blanchard Grinding video, featuring our largest Blanchard Grinder.
Watch our Mattison Grinding video, demonstrating our largest Mattison Surface Grinder in motion.
Did you know?
We routinely provide machine blade sharpening or shear blade sharpening to ±0.001″ manufactured specified tolerances. We decarb tool steel to + 0.015 to 0.030″ over thickness. For example, we routinely decarb 4140 steel bar. Please call us when you need regrinding services, including resurfacing and refurbishing worn parts.