As the request for bar perfection increases, more and more industries turn to the best way to bring about perfect precision and tolerance.
Due to the extent request of different industries and manufacturers for bars with the right precision, diametrical tolerance, and surface finish, our centerless grinding capabilities, with the implementation of CNC machines and automated control systems is in high demand. Bringing bars to their right surface finish and correct tolerance has never been this cost-effective!
Centerless grinding works like magic in transforming deformed workpieces into a whole new, perfect bar in one single pass. This grinding method uses a very abrasive process in cutting away unnecessary parts of the workpiece. It’s held between rolling grinders and comes out of the machine completely ground with consistent straightness and accurate diametrical tolerance.
We heard the demands from different industries and have offered our advantages and capabilities.
Incredible Steel Crafting
The amazing thing about centerless grinding applications is its way of holding the workpiece without centers and getting the desired finish and precision. The method? It’s the use of three-point positioning in which bars are rigidly held between the grinders above the work blade. It takes just a few accurate adjustments to make sure bars are supported within the grinding process. During the abrasive grinding action, excess parts are cut away and bars are ground to achieve that precision roundness, tight diametrical tolerance, and fine polish.
Correcting Surface Errors, Both Small and Large
Eliminating errors in bars is the main priority and the rest will follow. If the challenge is either to grind long round bars or complex parts – our centerless grinding has all the solutions to that. For grinding long round bars, we use through-feed grinding, in which bars are pulled and ground continuously until they are fed all the way through. For complex parts, we opt for plunge grinding or the in-feed method, which allows grinding of the smallest diameters to correct the surface. Abrasive grinding of material is done through a tangential feed of the grinding wheel.
Multifunctional Under One Roof
Centerless grinding, by far, is considered the most multifunctional grinding method of all machining operations. The machines operated are responsible for performing essential machining solutions to utilize and reshape deformed bars. Aside from grinding, this operation can perform turning, cleaning, buffering, and polishing, which other machines can’t do. That is why centerless grinding is better recommended for operators who prefer multiple functions and services with less lead times.
One good thing about centerless grinding is that it does not need much preparation, thereby cutting traditional costs, and it leaves bars fully furnished to their right precision – which is why it’s very cost-effective for operators! Being multifunctional, it can bring all the necessary work in a single pass with consistency in cut, roundness, and diameter tolerance.
We are committed to quality in our machining services and production of products. Quality inspection is consistently laid out at each end phase of our operations. Moreover, we grasp full understanding of the fundamentals in grinding to make sure we can target specific standards in steel crafting.
Advance Grinding has the capability for ultra-fast turnaround rates and competitive pricing on any type of round bar. Get a quote today!
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!