Asteroid Precision was founded in 1966 and has been providing industry-leading precision grinding services to the aerospace, medical, defense, automotive, and hydraulic industries ever since.
Over those 50-plus years, we have gained a reputation as the premier cylindrical grinding company in Illinois and across the Midwest. Our use of advanced and ongoing training for our operators, as well as our use of the latest and most advanced precision grinding technology, has allowed us to remain at the forefront of providing our clients with consistently reliable results and accurately ground OEM components.
We take precision accuracy and maximizing roundness seriously, and the results speak for themselves. If you have a cylindrical grinding project that requires strict attention to detail and a team committed to excellence, then you should contact Asteroid Precision today.
What is Cylindrical Grinding?
Cylindrical grinding is an important process used to achieve a finished grind on both the outside and inside of a workpiece. In addition to creating a high-quality finish with incredible accuracy, CNC cylindrical grinding also has the added benefit of allowing for high-volume production and the grinding of complex curved surfaces.
Cylindrical grinding is typically achieved by traversing the grinder along the surface of the work object, but it can also be used to create plunge cuts for narrower features on a given component. When cylindrical grinding is chosen as the method for an internal grind, the workpiece can be held in a chuck.
Cylindrical grinding is essentially characterized by 4 different actions:
The grinding wheel is constantly in a state of rotation
The grinding wheel feeds both away and toward the object
The object is in a constant state of rotation
The object and grinding wheel are traversed in respect to the other
Besides being a versatile and highly accurate form of precision grinding, cylindrical grinding can also be applied to components that have already been hardened or have received an application of hard coating.
The types of components that cylindrical grinding is typically chosen for include hydraulic cylinder shafts, rollers, bearing journals, cores, retainer pins, transmission shafts, and other hardened components.
Why Choose Asteroid Precision?
At Asteroid Precision, we fully understand that when it comes to making a choice about which precision grinding company is right for your project, we are not the only option out there.
However, we also feel confident that if you choose to work with our experienced, execution-oriented team, you will return to us for all your future jobs. We stand by our record of success and non-negotiable standard of doing the best possible work when it comes to your cylindrical grinding project.
Few precision-grinding companies around can boast the same level of experience that over 50 years in business has given Asteroid Precision. Our refusal to settle for subpar execution and our commitment to utilizing and training our machine operators on the best equipment available is just one of the many things that separate us from the competition.
For the best OEM components, ground to exact specifications, created by a deeply dedicated team of experts, look no further than Asteroid Precision in Illinois.
Our State-of-the-Art Equipment
At Asteroid Precision, we insist on acquiring the most technologically-advanced and accurate cylindrical grinding machines in order to provide the best results for our clients. In order to make sure that we use these machines with the best practices available and to their greatest extent, we provide ongoing training for all of our operators. Some of the cylindrical grinding machines that our skilled team use include:
Toyoda CNC Cylindrical Grinders
To make sure that we are producing the best OEM components for our customers, we also make sure to use the highest quality and job appropriate grinding wheels, lubricants, and coolants with all of our CNC cylindrical grinding machines.
Our Unrivaled Inspection Process
Getting the details consistently correct on our component runs is an important part of what we offer — as well as something we take extreme pride in. To help ensure the quality of our finished components for each of our clients, we subject each and every lot run to an unmatched inspection process.
From the first article until the final inspection of the entire production lot, we are monitoring our work and looking for any imperfections.
At Asteroid Precision, we’re committed to being a one-stop shop for all your cylindrical precision grinding needs. To learn more about our cylindrical grinding services or to discuss getting your project started, contact one of our expert team members Asteroid Precision in Illinois today. Simply upload your prints and a member of our team will reach back out to you with a free quote. We look forward to showing you why we are the leading provider of precision CNC cylindrical grinding in the upper Midwest.