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Small Grinding

At American Grinding and Machine, we provide manufacturing expertise and quality precision engineering in a state-of-the-art fabrication shop. Able to handle even the largest projects in a timely and cost-efficient manner, we have become a nationwide go-to manufacturer for precision industrial and commercial parts. Furthermore, our established expertise with volume work lets us provide complete manufacturing solutions for advanced projects.

We recently assisted an agricultural sector customer seeking to build a casting piece featuring small grinding ports for mounting various other application pieces. They approached us due to our history and experience on grinding ports accurately. We were also local to the customer’s site of operations.

The design of the casting specified Nickel-Hard alloy, a tough material that requires appropriate tooling. A 42” Blanchard Grinder was used to grind opening and specified surfaces of the casting, which featured overall dimensions of 2-7/8” by 13-5/8” by 15-3/4”. Ground surfaces were finished to 63 micro and dimensional tolerances were held to ±0.015”.

On a lead time of 4 to 5 days, 36 pieces were process, ground appropriately, inspected, and delivered direct. Our work was well received by the customer, who continues to come to us for additional jobs.

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Small Grinding Specifications

Product Description
Casting
Capabilities Applied/ Processes
Primary: Small Blanchard Grinding
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
42” Rotary Blanchard Grinder
Overall Part Dimensions
2-7/8 x 13-5/8 x 15-3/4
Tightest Tolerances
Grind Top & Bottom to 2.440 +/-.015
Material Used
Ni-Hard Casting
Material
Finish 63 Micro
In process testing/inspection performed
Micrometer
Industry for Use
Agricultural
Volume
36 pcs
Delivery/Turnaround Time
4-5 days
Delivery Location
Illinois
Standards Met
Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name
Upper Casting
Why did you choose this project to show case?
It shows that we can do smaller parts as well as the largest ones.
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