Machine Ready Blanks FAQs
A: Blanchard grinding, also referred to as rotary-disc grinding, is utilized when the part is too large for double-disc grinding or when a substantial amount of material has to be removed one surface at a time.
A: Double-Disc grinders use two opposed abrasive disc wheels, mounted on horizontal spindles, to efficiently remove stock and meet tolerance requirements on two opposite and parallel sides of a material blank. The thinner and the larger the metal blank, the greater need for Double-Disc grinding.
A: Duplex mills utilize two opposed shell mills, mounted on horizontal spindles, to efficiently remove stock to meet exacting geometric and dimensional tolerances. The process best suits applications requiring flat, square and parallel tolerances up to six sides.
A: Dix Metals has designed and implemented process-specific equipment suited for efficient processing of precision blanks. Eliminating costly prep time. Dix Metals is a full-service materials distributor with extensive processing capabilities.
A: Dix Metals has many customers on the East Coast. Due to the amount of freight volume, substantial discounts are provided by freight partners. These discounts are passed on to the customer.
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