Surface Grinding

South Bend Form Tool uses the reciprocating horizontal bed grinding method for our surface grinding needs. This method of grinding is regarded as a high-quality precision process. This style of surface grinding is used to achieve flat, parallel, and square surfaces on critical components. Our surface grinding machine is equipped with a magnetic table to hold ferrous parts, while special work-holding arrangements are required for non-ferrous parts. Component part size can be controlled incrementally in ten-thousandths of inches.

  • Surface grinders will leave a smooth, linear surface finish, typically within a 16 - 32 RMS.
  • Flat, parallel, square, and uniformity tolerances less than 0.0005.
  • Dimensional tolerance frequently requested is ±0.0002.
  • Ferrous or non-ferrous metals, up to 62 RC

Other grinding wheels are available depending upon the needs of the material being worked, for example: ceramic grain, borazon and diamond wheels.

Our full service capabilities ensure the shortest delivery schedule possible.

We have the ability to receive and work with AutoCAD and SurfCam drawings.  We are also fully capable of receiving other source software such as Catia and converting them over to DWG or DXF files to be used on the production floor.

This process of file conversion allows our machine operators to program any of their CNC machining centers to produce the most elaborate parts in the shortest possible time.

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SpecificationsIndustries ServedMaterials Machined (but not limited to):Certifications


Specifications:

Manual Equipment Manual Grinding Equipment:
16" x 12" Boyer Schultz surface grinder
16" x 18" Chevalier surface grinder
16" x 32" Chevalier automatic surface grinder
16" x 12" Millport surface grinder
15" x 12" Covel int. and ext. grinder
12" x 24" Proth surface grinder
Dunmore ID grinder attachments
1 #13 Brown and Sharp universal grinder
5" x 12" Myford OD and ID grinder
Precise ID grinder attachments
Rivett ID grinder 6"
#31 Excello thread grinder
10" x 50" Webb vertical mill with readouts
Bridgeport vertical slotting attachments
9" x 49" South Bend vertical mill with readouts
10" x 43" Enshu knee type horizontal mill
10" x 50" Willis microcut vertical mill with readout
10" x 50" Ultima mill

 


Industries Served:

Aerospace Industry & Ground Support Tooling Customers: Airbus
Alaska Airlines
Asiana Airlines
B.F. Goodrich Aerospace
Boeing Aerospace Services
CEL Aerospace Test Equipment
Delta Aviation
DFAS-Columbus, OH
Egypt Air
GE
Honeywell Ground Support
Honeywell International
Lockheed Aircraft
Pratt Whitney
Rolls Royce Engines System
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Singapore Precision
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
Health Care & Medical Industry Customers: Bayer Corporation
Heraeus Kulzer Inc
Midwest Orthotics
Siemens Medical Solutions Diag
Zimmer Inc
Automotive Industry Customers: Bosch Braking Systems
Federal Mogul
Modineer
General Industry Customers: Caterpillar
Coast Distribution Inc
EPE Technology
Forest River (Marine Div)
Kobelco Compressors of America
Meijer Stores
Mossberg & Company Printing
Onan of Indiana
South Bend Community School System
University of Notre Dame

 


Materials Machined (but not limited to):

Plastics Vespel
Delrin
Nylon
Acetal
Plexiglass
Lexan
ABS
Acrylic
SDPE
Micarta
Peek
PVC
Urethane
UHMW
Teflon
Steel A2 thru A6
O1 thru 06
D2
W1
S1 thru S7
4130 thru 4350
1010 thru 1145
8620
9310
H13
Stainless Steel 303 thru 347
410 thru 440F
15-5ph
17-4ph
18-8ph
Nitronic 60
Greek Ascoloy
20Cb-3
High Temperature Alloys Waspaloy
Inconel
Hastelloy
Hastelloy X
A286
Stellite
Titanium
Other Materials G10
Garolite
Ceramics
Wood
Mica
Brass
Amco Bronze
Bronze
Copper
Aluminum all types