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Standard Weldment Port – Modified M100 Heavy Duty Machine Base

At American Grinding & Machine, we bring engineering talent and precision manufacturing together to make your biggest projects possible. A varied set of primary capabilities, including grinding, welding, precision cutting and machining, and quality testing ensures that we are applicable to a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. Our dedication to the quality and craftsmanship of our work has shined through in our steadfast reputation and ever-widening audience of repeat customers.

We were recently contracted to build a standard type of weldment, a modified M100 heavy duty machine base. This required creation and handling of a large quantity of steel, with the final design measuring 144” on one side and possessing a high precision ground surface. Although this is a standard grinding project, the client chose us due to our well established reliability and quality standards versus the competition. Furthermore, we were able to paint the final product as needed by the customer for safety code compliance.

The weldment base was created using a combination of steel cutting, welding, grinding, and process painting steps. HR steel, possessing the strength and surface hardness needed for this application, was delivered from our on-site steel plate storage and cut to dimensions of 27” by 144” by 1” and 25-3/4”. The top mounting surface was then ground down to 63 micro with a design tolerance of ±0.002” per foot. Performance inspection and delivery prep followed. A total of four examples were manufactured.

Thanks to our expertise in handling large designs while imparting the desired dimensional accuracy, we were able to complete this project in only 4-5 weeks. Our standard machine base, modified to fulfill the customer’s end-use needs, was a faster and more cost-effective solution versus conventional full custom machining. The customer now returns to us for their machine bases and other precision work.

We invite you to consider the impacts our integrated manufacturing facility, history of work, and reputation in capabilities has for your project needs. Feel free to see the details below and contact us to learn more about our services.

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Standard Weldment Specifications

Product Description
Custom Machine Base
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary: Steel Cutting, Welding

Secondary: Grinding, Painting
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Rotary Blanchard Grinder
Overall Part Dimensions
27 x 144 x 1 x 25-3/4
Tightest Tolerances
Flat within .002/ft.
Material Used
HR Steel
Material Finish
Blanchard ground to 63 Micro
Industry for Use
Material Pallet Handling Equipment
Delivery/Turnaround Time
4-5 weeks
Delivery Location

Standards Met
Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name
Modified M100 Heavy Duty Machine Base
Why did you choose this project to show case?
It shows the versatility of our standard machine bases with a custom top plate.