Production Machining

OCT 2017

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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Edited by Bart Bishop S ince attaining ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2011, the family-owned Brunswick, Ohio-based Grind All Inc. has been applying time and resources toward meeting its ongoing quality goals. During an evaluation process, it came to light that some of its equipment was out of date. at's when President Henry Matousek Jr. turned to Total Grinding Solutions (TGS). Over the course of Grind All's almost 45 years, its customer base has grown to include the aerospace and defense industries. at's why AS 9100C certification was the logical move for the company since it's the global standard for quality assurance in the aircraft, space and defense industries. is, along with its ISO 9001:2008 certification and ITAR registration, would make Grind All qualified to offer a complete range of services. Founded in 1972 by Hank Matousek Sr. as a one-man shop with one used Brown & Sharpe universal grinder in a Central Ohio basement, Grind All has expanded to 52 employees and 45 machines that include precision hones, centerless grinders, internal grinders, cylindrical external grinders, surface grinders and flat lapping systems. Attaining an additional AS 9100C certification was part of that growth. Obtaining AS 9100C certification wasn't easy, however. Critical factors are the processes, characteristics, parts and software that have a significant effect on product realization and on the use of the product. Grind All began by evalu- ating its inventory of centerless grinders, OD grinders, ID grinders, surface grinders, honing machines and flat lapping machines, but it became clear that the company's Cincinnati 220-8 centerless infeed grinder, involved in making a whole host of parts, was antiquated. Although successfully maintained over the years, it did not provide the reliability and precision required by AS 9100C regulations. Grind All considered either patching up the Cincinnati or finding an outside source for centerless grinding work, but New Centerless Grinder Keeps Shop Moving Forward :: ABOVE: This CNC centerless grinder stood out because its flexibility accommodates requirements that the machine runs a variety of parts and, most likely, two or three different parts and materials per day. CASE IN POINT 40 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: OCTOBER 2017

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