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.
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.
TCI Precision Metals utilizes proprietary vacuum chucks to effectively grind thin, hard to hold material configurations.
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.
TCI Precision Metals is a mill-direct wholesale plate and sheet distributor and can deliver precision cut parts to your specifications. We also welcome customer supplied material. Let TCI quote your next sawing requirement. We will source the material and saw cut, or provide additional Grinding, or Duplex Milling as required.