Blanchard vs. Precision Grinding | Summit Steel

Blanchard Grinding vs. Precision Grinding

By on May 14, 2018

Grinding is a finishing process that uses abrasive action to hone metal parts and components to the required dimensions as well as improve overall surface quality. Grinding shapes the surface by removing excess amounts of metal per project specifications. While numerous grinding techniques are deployed in manufacturing and metal finishing applications, two of the most common processes are Blanchard grinding and precision grinding. What Is Blanchard Grinding? Developed by the Blanchard Machine Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts in the early 1900s, Blanchard grinding offers a fast, cost-effective solution for removing large amounts of material over an expansive surface area. Also known...
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Supplier Diversity

By on November 4, 2013

If you have a diverse supply base in traditional terms, you have a pool of suppliers manufacturing different things for you. The different pieces that make up the end product to your company all come together at some point in time. Think of the work, time, and money involved in making this happen; using five suppliers and the associated risk involved to insure everything comes together perfectly. An example of this process is below. I ask that you think of all of the work your company performs and cost incurred when doing business this way? You outsource the following pieces...
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