Blanchard Grinding

Blanchard Grinding Services
Dimensions processed:

  • 64” corner-to-corner max

Blanchard Grinding

Blanchard Grinding, technically referred to as Rotary Surface Grinding, quickly removes stock from one side of a part that is typically too large to be Double-Disc Ground. Parts as large as 42.5″ × 42.5″ or 64″ diagonally can be Blanchard Ground on our largest machine. Dimensional tolerances to ± .001″, parallelism to .001″, and flatness to .001″ are achievable on all our Blanchard Grinders. Using significantly greater horsepower than other grinding methods, rotary grinding removes large amounts of stock quickly and efficiently.

Ideal for Large Parts

Blanchard Grinding is ideal for large parts such as rotary tables, mold plates, and vacuum chambers. It adds size versatility, eliminates mis-matches and speeds turnaround time on large parts when compared to fly cutting. This method provides a considerable time savings over surface grinding as well.

Hard to Hold Material

TCI Precision Metals utilizes proprietary vacuum chucks to effectively grind thin, hard to hold material configurations.

Superior Finish

Unlike most Blanchard Grinding operations, which furnish surface finishes to 150 Ra and higher, TCI is able to provide Blanchard Ground parts with superior surface finishes to 16 Ra.

Uniformity

Premachining costs and turnaround time can be reduced by simultaneously Blanchard Grinding multiple parts. Multiple part grinding, along with cutting a large, Blanchard Ground blank into smaller parts, provides uniform part-to-part thickness tolerances and surface finishes at a lower unit cost.

Your Stock or Ours

TCI Precision Metals is a mill-direct wholesale plate and sheet distributor and can deliver machined parts to your specifications. We also welcome customer supplied material.

 

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Grinding, Duplex Milling, Sawing and Waterjet Equipment

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Precision Waterjet Cutting

Fastest cutting speeds available in the industry with inventory on hand for quick turnaround. LEARN MORE

CNC Milling, Turning

Complete-to-print finished machined parts. LEARN MORE

Rough machining, including hog outs. LEARN MORE

Duplex Milling

Duplex milling removes material from two sides at the same time, producing dimensionally square parts.  LEARN MORE

Grinding

Blanchard and Double-Disc grinding provides close tolerance, flat, stress free material with superior finish. LEARN MORE

Flattening, Straightening and Finishing

Hydraulic, mechanical and abrasive flattening, straightening and high quality finishing to 600 grit. LEARN MORE

Precision Sawing

Precision sawing of plate and sheet to within +/-.005” and squareness to within .0005” per linear inch. LEARN MORE

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I received my blanks today. These look beautiful. Quality product, excellent customer service, on-time delivery, and exceptional packaging… unheard of these days!! I’m anxious to start using them. Thank you for all your help on this. I’ll definitely order again.

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I receive my material on time or early. I have to say it’s a pleasure not having to keep following up on my product and just knowing it’s going to be here when promised.

Aerospace manufacturer (Corona, CA)

Very pleased with the quality of the product and the price was very competitive even considering the cross country shipping costs.

Precision manufacturer (Philadelphia, PA)

Very happy with product (dimensions and finish), packing and shipping protection – excellent.

Tooling company (Spring, TX)

TCI is my favorite vendor to do business with! Thanks for making my life a little easier.

Medical device manufacturer (Pittsburgh, PA)

All of my suppliers should be as good as TCI! 30 years without a failure!

Custom precision machining and manufacturing plant (Louisville, KY)

We have had an excellent relationship with excellent service for 20 years.

Precision manufacturer (Louisville, KY)

Staff were all professional. Delivered quality parts on time.

Small machine shop (Spring Valley, CA)

Great quality – turned a job from a loser to a winner.

Family-owned business (St. Louis, MO)

Sales people are great to work with!

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