Double Disc Grinding Services
DIX Metals offers double disc grinding services. Double-disc grinding is an extremely efficient grinding process that using abrasive wheels that oppose one another and simultaneously grind and remove equal amounts of stock from both sides of a blank. The result is a flat machine-ready blank with parallel tolerances to .0005” and finishes to 16 Ra. This efficient process substantially reduces pre-machining costs.
Double-disc grinding’s primary advantage is that metal blanks can be machined at twice the rate of conventional methods. Additionally, closer tolerances can be guaranteed that are attainable with either vertical or horizontal milling processes. Thinner and larger metal blanks are more likely to flex, thus the greater need for double-disc grinding.
There are also other benefits that double-disc grinding provides, including a reduction of internal stress in many metals. With reduced stress, the stability of a machine-ready blank is improved for additional machining phases. Double-disc grinding is also very cost-effective for high-volume production, because of the savings in labor and machine hours.
Materials for Double Disc Grinding
Dix Metals can perform double-disc grinding on any of the following materials:
- Raw metal
- Ferrous or non-ferrous metals
- Stainless steel
- Tool steels
- Cast iron
- Mold plate
- Virtually any material
Dix Metals provides double-disc grinding services to manufacturers and machine shops requiring the highest quality product available. Our eight double-disc grinders can quickly remove material on opposing planes.
Advantages of Dix Metals Double-disc Grinding
- Flatness and parallel tolerances to .0005”
- Smaller parts can actually be guaranteed within tenths
Work piece capacity is up to 24 inches square.
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