Welcome to the Sullivan Metals news and blog section of our website. Here you’ll find weekly news and updates on the Blanchard grinding and metal services industry, as well as blog posts and news articles that are all about Sullivan Corp. We’ll be posting fun pictures and videos, updates on what’s happening behind the scenes here at Sullivan Corp., and much more. We want this to be your one stop shop for all things metal.
If you’re new to Sullivan Corp., let us tell you a little more about what we do. We offer an enormous amount of metal services ranging from Blanchard grinding, which is synonymous with Rotary Surface grinding, flame cutting, fabricating, machining, sawing, abrasive blasting, stress relieving and more. Our services can be offered to, but not limited to, machine shops, metal service centers, OEMs, fabricators, pattern shops, tool and die shops and machine builders throughout North America.
But, let’s take a closer look into Blanchard grinding, and why we offer the best services in the industry. For those new to Blanchard Grinding, technically referred to as Rotary Surface Grinding, is a metal service that quickly removes stock from one side of a part. Abrasive stones are used to remove stock from the work-piece. Magnetic materials are held in place with an electromagnetic chuck. Dimensional tolerances of approximately 0.001″ parallelism and flatness per foot of diagonal of part are achievable on Blanchard Grinders. Surface finish typically will run 63 micro-inch RMS and as high as 32 micro-inch RMS with certain material. Using significantly greater horsepower than other grinding methods, Blanchard Grinding removes large amounts of stock quickly and efficiently. Non-ferrous materials can also be ground, but require special work holding arrangements.
Not only do we provide the highest quality Blanchard grinding services the industry has to offer, using the most advanced equipment available; but we also house and run the world’s largest Blanchard grinder, a 200” monster of a grinder!
Check back soon for more news and updates from Sullivan Corp.