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Anchor Danly has been Blanchard grinding steel plate for almost 40 years. Because of consistent high quality and experience, our Blanchard grinding and steel plate services supply a wide range of tool & die andOEM manufacturers.

Today, Anchor Danly has one of the largest Blanchard grinding and steel plate service facilities in North America.

Blanchard Grinding Facilities

Anchor Danly’s modern facilities offer Blanchard grinding of steel plate as a core service. Thirty-four (34) Blanchard grinders are available. In addition to Blanchard grinding, we offer in-house CNCmachining, thermal & vibratory stress relieving, metal fabrication, and finishing.

Our Blanchard grinders can accommodate single part weights up to 30,000 lbs and a part size envelop of 144 inches across the diagonal x 35 inches high. Our Blanchard grinding service is ideally suited for grinding large steel plate and steel plate fabrications.

Customer supplied material is accepted or choose from our extensive steel plate inventory.

Anchor Danly’s secondary processing and finishing capabilities for Blanchard ground steel plate includes CNC milling capacity of 138 inches x 320 inches and ovens to anneal or stress relieve steel plate.

Stress Relieving for Ground Steel Plate

Metal stress relieving for steel plate and metal fabrications is offered in both vibratory and thermal stress relieving methods. Our metal stress relieving ovens have approximate load dimensions of 8 ft. x10 ft. x 30 ft. in length (2400 mm x 3000 mm x 9000 mm).

Blanchard Grinding Capabilities

Anchor Danly can Blanchard grind different materials apart from the ground steel plate typically processed in our plants. Anchor Danly has experience Blanchard grinding both ferrous and non-ferrous parts. Various clamping and holding methods are used for Blanchard grinding non-ferrous materials

Plasma Cutter Working on Steel Plate

Blanchard Grinding Tolerances

Anchor Danly is able to achieve the following general tolerances for Blanchard ground steel plate:

  • Dimensions to plus or minus 0.002 inch
  • Parallelism to 0.0015 inch per foot (maximum of 0.006)
  • Flatness to 0.0015 inch per foot (maximum of 0.006)
  • Surface finish 125 rms
  • Other tolerances and finishes available upon request

Should your specification require better tolerances for Blanchard grinding, contact Anchor Danly.

Blanchard Grinding Benefits

Blanchard Grinding removes large amounts of stock quickly and efficiently because of the greater horsepower over other grinding methods. This results in considerable time savings over surface grinding. As a result, Blanchard grinding is an economical method for finish sizing large steel plate, metal fabrications, and castings – ahead of surface grinding and CNC milling for large plate finishing. Blanchard grinding multiple small parts in batches results in consistent thickness and surface finish, eliminating mismatches.

Blanchard Grinding Inquiries

Please send all Blanchard grinding inquiries for quote or evaluation. For more information on Anchor Danly’s Blanchard grinding or to receive a quotation for your Blanchard grinding requirements please contact us at any of the the following locations, or use our online quotation request form.

Blanchard Grinding is available at any of our manufacturing locations: