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Blanchard. etc Added second building 1978 Incorporated CNC machining technology ² Early 1980s Added fineblanking technology ² Late1980s Customer base changes through the years ² Started as a service shop for the disk drive industry ² Defense and Aerospace in the late 1980s and 1990s ² Medical Devices are now dominant market .Company History Company Founded in 1966 ² Initially a lapping house serving the recording head and disk drive industries Moved to Current Site 1974 ² Added various grinding capabilities Double Disc.
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Unique Processes .
Fineblanking Conventional Stamping vs Fineblank ² ² ² ² ² Torn Edges (30% smooth) Low Tolerances in Feature Location Thin material only High Rolloff Poor Flatness .
Fineblanking Fineblank Advantages ² Smooth Edges Like Machined Parts ² ² ² ² Flat Surface Profiles Up to 3/8µ Thick (materials vary) Tight Feature Location Tolerances Minimal Rolloff .
Creepfeed Grinding Style of Form Grinding Invented by the Swiss .
Shop Capabilities .
CNC Machining Milling ² 7 Vertical Mills 5 With Pallet Changers for increased efficiency ² 13 Horizontal Mills 4-Axis. 10-15k RPM Spindles ² Additional space available for increased capacity if needed (~7 new HMC·s) Turning ² 15 Turning Centers ² 2 with live tooling capability ² 5 with bar feed capability All with add-on capability for bar feed . 30-80 tools.
Grinding Processes Creepfeed Grinding ² 2x Rotary Tables. 80 and 150 HP units Surface Grinding ² 7 machines total. 2 with Rotary Capability Blanchard Grinding ² 3 machines. 1 Center Grinder Honing ² Sunnen Honing Machine w/ automated feed . 2 Cylindrical Machines. 1 NC Automated System Double Disk Grinding ² 6 machines total. 2 with 42µ chuck size Centerless/OD ² 4 Centerless Machines.
Fineblanking Currently running 7 presses ² ² ² ² ² ² 320 Ton Mechanical Press 250 Ton Hydraulic Press 200 Ton Mechanical Press 160 Ton Mechanical Press (3X) 80 Ton Mechanical Press Coil Straighteners for each press Die Design in performed in House ² Die Manufacture and Maintenance are In House 2x Wire EDMs 3 CNC Mills 2 Lathes 1 Hole Popper 2 Surface Grinders 1 Tool Grinder .
Lapping Free Abrasive Lapping (one side flat) ² ² ² ² 3x 42µ Gardner Laps 5x 36µ Gardner Laps 24µ Diamond Lap 32µ Speedfam Lap Double Sided Lapping (flat and parallel) ² 2 Hahn & Kolb Bonded Abrasive Parallel Laps Cylindrical Lapping (rods) ² 18µ DoAll Cylindrical Lap .
etc Contract Inspection Services ² Independent Analysis and Reporting Jobbing Services ² Grinding and Lapping primarily .Value Add Services Broaching ² 30µ Vertical Pioneer Broach Laser Marking & Serializing Vapor Hone Sandblasting Units (2x) Ultrasonic Cleaning ² Automated 3-stage system Light Assembly ² Subassemblies. Final Packaging.
Inspection Capabilities .
Inspection Capabilities 2x Zeiss CMM·s 3D LCD Video Microscope Z-Mike Laser Micrometer Federal Formscan Computerized Roundness Gage Federal Air Gages (7x) Pneumatic Granite Flatness Gage 30µ OGP Optical Comparators (2x) Federal Surfanalyzer Model 4000 Surface Analyzer Wilson hardness testers (2x) Leco M-400 Knoop Microhardness Tester Buehler Encapsulating Polishing System (x-section) Fowler Z-Cal Height Gages .
Covidien EBD Parts By Petersen Development Parts. Precise+ Parts . Impact Parts.
Petersen Precision .