For all of your rigorous turning and grinding operations, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the highest quality bars.
Ground steel bars are in very high demand compared to commercial bright drawn, bright peeled, or bright turned bars. Tight tolerance, good roughness, precision, straightness, and fine surface finish have made them the perfect material to be used, especially in machining environments requiring minimal vibration in high-speed rotations.
Both the physical attributes and mechanical properties have manufacturers and engineers convinced to turn to them in industrial applications, and thus ground steel bars continue to rise in the market.
How To Come Up With A Good Ground Steel Bar
Centerless grinding is to go-to method when it comes to producing a good set of ground steel bars. This operation helps bars achieve precision roundness, tight tolerance, and excellent surface polish – features that are crucial in high-speed applications.
The bar is fed between abrasive grinding wheels to cut always excess metal parts. If the material’s dimensions aren’t acceptable, the bar will then be subjected to the polishing process to give material a smoother surface finish.
Availability in Different Steel Types
A lot of high tensile strength steel types, including carbon steels, tool steels, alloy steels, stainless steels, and high-speed steels can be machined into precision ground steel bars. With a full range of specification options, customers can come up with custom bar features per request.
Advance Grinding in Chicago
Advance Grinding Services, Inc. specializes in various machining operations, with materials that pass steel standards, and meet customer’s desired requirements every time. Along with centerless grinding, we perform bar straightening, cutting turning, chamfering, polishing, and custom machining.
Advance Grinding always follows standards in steel crafting procedures and implements quality inspections in all operations to produce the highest quality ground steel bars for heavy performance applications.
Across Chicago and the Midwest, and all around the U.S. we produce and distribute ground steel bars in both peeled and turned, in various sizes, lengths, shapes, and dimensions. And with two partners in Chicago, we are able to offer a very fast turnaround, and very competitive rates.
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The Basics of Aluminum Alloy
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in Earth’s crust after silicon and oxygen. It has a silvery-white appearance and contains a lot of valuable mechanical properties. It possesses 60% of the electrical conductivity of copper, with much lower density, making it a lightweight material perfect for aircraft and aerospace construction.
Pure aluminum is soft and ductile, but it can be strengthened when it is alloyed with other elements like magnesium, copper, and silicon. Such alloys possess better corrosion resisting properties, with a protective oxide coating that is achieved and enhanced through the process of anodization. Their lightweight and non-toxic mechanical properties enable them to be easily machined and cast. One good thing about aluminum is that it is recyclable, which can save considerable amounts of energy. They only need to undergo a melting process in order for them to be reused.
Aluminum alloys have low density, therefore, they are lightweight which is one of the key factors to consider in constructing an aircraft and its vital parts. Other important properties they possess are malleability, high strength, easy machining, good electrical and thermal conductivity, and excellent corrosion resistance.
Aluminum in the Aviation Industry
80 percent of commercial transport aircraft frames are made up of aluminum. This alloy is the top choice for the construction of aircraft and parts like wings and fuselage. Most navy aircraft are mainly made of fabricated aluminum. The focus on aluminum casting technology is continuing to earn recognition with its countless advantages in forming complex parts for aircraft structure. With a low manufacturing cost, Aluminum Alloy is the top choice for incorporating innovative and complicated design concepts in the aviation industry.
Let Advance Grinding Services be your tool in understanding and choosing the correct material for your manufacturing needs. With partners in our sector, you can submit a request for 3 quotes today!