We were recently contracted by an automation-industry customer to build a type of large unique weldment, a modified M200 heavy-duty machine base. 144” long, this large base would be challenging or cost-prohibitive for most other manufacturers. We were selected explicitly for our past work with machine bases as well as our ability to perform process painting post-fabrication. The end user deployed this weldment base as part of their pallet loading systems manufacturing process.

The large weldment base was manufactured using welding, grinding, machining, and painting processes. Grinding was enabled by a Rotary Blanchard-type grinder, which was perfect for grinding the broad top surface of the weldment down to 63 Micro. HR Steel was chosen for the built material, able to present good surface hardness along with excellent bulk strength. Tolerances were held to ±0.002” per foot, and a total of 14 examples were manufactured. Fabrication steps were planned around the client’s original CAD dimensioned drawings, ensuring that we could follow then closely. The client also elected sandblasting, thermal stress relieving, and large blanchard grinding for related work.

The complete project was finished and delivered on a quick lead time of only 5 weeks. The client was very pleased with the work rendered, and has retained us for repeat business for several years. Once again, our reputation for quality and capability has created enduring loyalty within our customer field.

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Unique Weldment Specifications

Product Description

Modified M200 Heavy Duty Machine Base

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary: Welding, Grinding

Secondary: Machining, Painting

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Rotary Blanchard Grinder

Overall Part Dimensions


Tightest Tolerances

Flt within .002/ft

Material Used

HR Steel

Material Finish

63 Micro on top plate

Industry for Use




Delivery/Turnaround Time

5 weeks

Delivery Location


Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Model 200 Heavy Duty Machine Base

Why did you choose this project to show case?

It shows a custom weldment with machining of the top plate.