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


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


Finish 63 Micro

In process testing/inspection performed


Industry for Use



36 pcs

Delivery/Turnaround Time

4-5 days

Delivery Location


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.