According to the company, its machine-ready blanks reduce overall part costs. They can be loaded directly into the machine without prep operations, which include sawing, grinding, flattening or squaring. Additionally, machine-ready blanks are said to require less time for adjusting setups and fixture offsets.
Tolerance is guaranteed as close as ±0.0005" dimensionally and ±0.0002" flatness, squareness and parallelism. The blanks are processed using double-disc grinding, blanchard grinding, duplex milling and sub operations such as flattening, deburring and surface improvement.
The company’s machine-ready blanks and finish-machined parts are available in virtually all material including aluminum; stainless; brass; copper; titanium; plastics; high temperature and nickel alloys; carbon steels and tubes; tool steel; controlled expansion alloys; ceramics; spring steel; and ductile iron.
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