ABOUT Surface Grinding
Technology: Surface Grinding Services are alternative material removal methods to milling and planing. It is used for finishing flat surfaces, as opposed to cylindrical grinding which is used for finishing cylindrical forms. Surface grinding is usually done as either a rotary or reciprocating process using either the perimeter or face of the grinding wheel. Good control of texture and surface marksTooling less expensive than form cuttersWell suited to automation techniquesSuitable for small to large partsExcellent flatness toleranceTypical tolerances of +/- .0001 inch
Blanchard grinding is a variation of surface grinding used to remove stock from very large pieces. Surface grinding can be done manually or on fully automated machines.
Advantages: Surface grinding services are useful for finishing hard or abrasive work.
Limitations of Surface Grinding Services Wheel dressing is very important to maintain consistent grindHeating of surfaces can impart changes in surface characteristics
Applications: Surface grinding services are characterized by their ability to grind materials that do not machine well. Plate stockDie blocksForgings and castingsValve plates