A Surface Grinder and How It’s Used

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Surface grinders are the most common types of grinding machines, and we want you to know how it’s used and what it’s used for. They’re a very important part in the machine industry, and they’re used for many different reasons.

What is it?

A surface grinder machine has a grinding wheel making it a cutting tool. The wheel removes pieces of metal with it’s sharp cutting edges. It creates a flat surface as it removes the small amount of material each time with the sharp edges.

Materials used in a surface grinder:

  • Aluminium
  • Brass
  • Cast iron
  • Mild steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Plastic

Surface grinding is usually the last step, but often followed up by a polishing procedure. The reasons parts may require surface grinding can consist of producing a flat surface, thickness specifications, sharpening, and smooth surface specifications.

Lowrance Machine has manual and automatic surface grinders to handle sizes up to table size (15.75” X 31.50”), max grinding length (32”), max grinding width (16”), and max travel (35.375”). We serve many industries that need machining done including oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, packaging, power generation, construction & infrastructure, aerospace, transportation, medical, mining, and marine.

Surface grinding methods consist of: horizontal-spindle, vertical-spindle, vertical-spindle rotary grinding, horizontal spindle single disk, and vertical swivel head grinding.

Lowrance Machine

Lowrance Machine is a family owned company that has been in business since 1964. We are a recognized leader in manufacturing molds and machined products specially made to meet our clients’ requirements. Our state-of-the-art equipment and technologies are constantly upgrading to stay ahead of the production game in this world where new technology is growing.

If you’re in the need of surface grinding for materials, contact Lowrance Machine at 281-449-6524 today for more information on our capabilities and equipment.