Service Detail from South Bend Form Tool Co., Inc.
South Bend Form Tool uses the reciprocating horizontal bed grinding method for its surface grinding needs. This method of grinding is regarded as a high quality precision process. This style of surface grinding is used to achieve flat, parallel and square surfaces on critical components. Their surface grinding machine is equipped with a magnetic table to hold ferrous parts, while special work-holding arrangements are required for non-ferrous parts. Component part size can be controlled incrementally in ten-thousandths of inches.
South Bend Form Tool Company, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of custom tools and dies for the aerospace, automotive and other technical industries, along with their general contract machining and tooling services. South Bend Form Tool uses the latest technologies to provide the highest level of quality in each of their capabilities and services. All of our equipment meets or exceeds the industry standards for accuracy and product quality. Along with our quality assurance departments trained in all aspects of precision measuring to insure the highest level of quality time after time. We are proud to have offered the highest level of manufacturing and tooling services since 1953.
• Surface grinders will leave a smooth, linear surface finish, typically within a 16 - 32 RMS.
• Flat, parallel, square and uniformity tolerances less than 0.0005.
• Dimensional tolerance frequently requested is ±0.0002.
• Ferrous or non-ferrous metals, up to 62 RC
Other grinding wheels are available depending upon the needs of the material being worked, for example: ceramic grain, borazon and diamond wheels. .