Precision Grinding Services

South Bend Form Tool uses the reciprocating horizontal bed grinding method for our precision surface grinding needs. This method of grinding is regarded as a high-quality precision surface grinding process. This style of surface grinding is used to achieve flat, parallel, and square surfaces on critical components. Our surface grinding machine is equipped with a magnetic table to hold ferrous parts, while special work-holding arrangements are required for non-ferrous parts. Component part size can be controlled incrementally in ten-thousandths of inches.

  • Surface grinders will leave a smooth, linear surface finish, typically within a 16 - 32 RMS.
  • Flat, parallel, square, and uniformity tolerances less than 0.0005.
  • Dimensional tolerance frequently requested is ±0.0002.
  • Ferrous or non-ferrous metals, up to 62 RC

Other grinding wheels are available depending upon the needs of the material being worked, for example: ceramic grain, borazon and diamond wheels.

Our full service capabilities ensure the shortest delivery schedule possible.

We have the ability to receive and work with AutoCAD and SurfCam drawings.  We are also fully capable of receiving other source software such as Catia and converting them over to DWG or DXF files to be used on the production floor.

This process of file conversion allows our machine operators to program any of their CNC machining centers to produce the most elaborate parts in the shortest possible time.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

To learn more about precision grinding services capabilities from South Bend Form Tool, simply fill out the form on this page and a member of our team will be in touch with you. Or, you may call us at (574) 289-2441.


Manual Equipment

Manual Grinding Equipment:

16” x 12” Boyer Schultz surface grinder

16” x 18” Chevalier surface grinder

16” x 32” Chevalier automatic surface grinder

16” x 12” Millport surface grinder

15” x 12” Covel int. and ext. grinder

12” x 24” Proth surface grinder

Dunmore ID grinder attachments

1 #13 Brown and Sharp universal grinder

5” x 12” Myford OD and ID grinder

Precise ID grinder attachments

Rivett ID grinder 6”

#31 Excello thread grinder

10” x 50” Webb vertical mill with readouts

Bridgeport vertical slotting attachments

9” x 49” South Bend vertical mill with readouts

10” x 43” Enshu knee type horizontal mill

10” x 50” Willis microcut vertical mill with readout

10” x 50” Ultima mill

Industries Served



Honeywell GSE

"On time delivery and quality continue to be key indicators of our supplier’s performance, and in turn, have a direct impact on GSS’s ability to satisfy its customers."

materials machined

  • Plastics
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • High Temperature Alloys
  • G10
  • Garolite
  • Wood
  • Mica
  • Brass
  • Amco Bronze
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Marinite
  • Hard Woods
  • Cast Iron
  • Cast Steel
  • Cast Aluminum

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