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Hard Part Turning vs Grinding

Hard Part turning is often hailed as being a replacement for grinding.

What's the truth behind?

Our Experts On Hard Part Turning

Hard Part Turning is a fantastic alternative to Cylindrical grinding, and for the right component can have some great advantages.

Here's an overview on the process, what it can be used for and its advantages and disadvantages.

Hard Part Turning: Using Coolant

One of the selling points of Hard Part Turning is often that you won't have to use any coolant,

and yet considering the speed and heat being generated can this really be best practice?

Sub-Contract not Sub-Service

Alongside our grinding and coting offering, B&B also offer full sub-contract machining services.

Take a look at how we can help.

Is there such thing as Precision Engineering ?

A quick search on Google and you’ll soon be tripping over engineering companies with precision in the title.

It goes without saying that the very nature of engineering means that work needs to be precise.

After all you can’t imagine employing someone to build a bridge using vague measurements.

So what sets one engineer apart from another?

Hard Part Turning: Soft State Prep

To begin, it's always important to make sure your parts are actually suited to Hard Part Turning.

We've found that size and geometry do play a big role in the outcome of a finish and would advise

that parts need to have a small length-to-diameter (L/D) ratio of no more than 4:1.

5 Reasons to Sub-Contract

In what situations does it make more business sense to hire a sub-contractor?

Our New Year’s Resolutions

B&B Grinding have made a fresh committment to providing high levels of service in 2017. Here are our New Year's Resolutions.

We're featured in Industrial Process News

Our NEW Grinder Arrives!

We have just installed our new Tschudin TL155U Universal Grinder

Our Relationship With Customers

It's valentines day and we've been thinking about our relationships with customers.

B&B always look to develop long term relationships with our clients whether big or small.

Too Broad application to save Hard Chrome

The current application for continued use of Hard Chrome has been described as 'too broad' by the ECHA.

More than Machining

B&B Preciison offer a complete service which enables us to machine, coat and grind your component.

The Problem with Brand Names

We've noticed a number of Branded Coatings for High wear applications.

Repair & Rebuild Worn Components

As an additive process, HVOF is perfect for the repair of parts worn to wear, erosion and corrosion.

Improving our lead times

B&B Precision are proactively working to ensure timely delivery of parts

Advantages of High Speed Machining

The idea of producing parts more quickly and therefore more cost effectively is appealing to many manufacturing companies, but the reality is that there is more to it than just a combination of the right tools and higher speeds.

Dis-advantages of High Speed Machining

High speed machining offers more parts, more quickly, meaning less cost. It’s certainly an attractive process to most manufacturers but is not without some challenges.

High Wear? High Corrosion? What Coating?

Which coating option is right for components that must perform in environments with high levels of wear, heat and corrosion?

Bright Future For British Manufacturing

B&B Precision are proud to fly the flag as a British manufacturer thriving in the current climate, but we see core challenges that must be addressed today in order to secure tomorrow.

Securing Tomorrow

It often seems in manufacturing that we go through periods of boom and bust, but this a trend B&B Precision have bucked. We have built steadily over the last seven years and are putting forward are plans for continued growth.

Trouble Machining In Tungsten?

Tungsten is described as a ‘heavy metal’ due to its hard nature and corrosion resistance properties. It is a very dense metal and is used in a wide variety of industries ranging from radiation shielding to golf clubs. Working with Tungsten represents a challenge in several areas.

Standing Out As A Sub-Contractor

Our MD, Steven Haigh was featured in this month's Business and Industry.

Quality No Issue

Following a recent customer audit, customers have told us that Quality Control is no issue when working with B&B Precision.

Manufacturers At The Crossroads

Manufacturing seems to be at a cross roads at the moment. Confidence is high in the market and yet growth is fragile.


B&B are offering a free trial to see if HVOF applied coating could be right for your application

What’s Protecting Your Pump?

Any pump application must consider longevity and cost of replacement when it comes to material selection. There are three key areas that need to considered.

New Haas VF6 Machine

B&B are proud to announce that we have expanded our capacity with the addition of a new Haas VF6.

Why OEMs Should Outsource Manufacturing?

What are the benefits for Original Equipment Manufacturers looking to outsource part of their manufacturing function?

Processes Affected by Hexavalent Restrictions

Hexavalent Chromium has long been on the ECHA’s list of annexed substances due to its carcinogenic nature. This year on September 21st further restrictions will come into play and this means manufacturers across the country have had to look for an alternative. So what processes are affected and how are companies reacting?

Improving Your Shop Floor Productivity

Despite putting on weekend and evening shifts throughout 2017, sometimes it feels as though there just aren’t enough hours in the day! B&B have been heavily focused this year on improving our internal procedures and lead time through the acquisition of new machines and new staff. Chief amongst these was the appointment of Richard Crowther, our Operations Manager. Here are 5 of Richard tips to ensure you make the most out of your day.

NEBOSH Certification

Richard Crowther, our Operations Manager has acheieved his NEBOSH certification in Health and Safety.

Hard Wearing Copper Coatings?

Electro-plated Copper is soft and malleable in nature and gives a component enhanced electrical and heat conductivity...but what if you had an application that required those attributes but in a high wear environment?

Steel Rolling for Longer

Any Roll whether employed in hot or cold rolling techniques undergoes a high level of wear that affects it’s part life and must also contend with an often hot oxidising environment, corrosion and fatigue.​ So how can we protect them?

Another successful year at B&B

Having just completed another financial year, B&B Precision have seen another year of sustained growth which has helped us take on new staff, new machines and new standards.

A Guide To Flanges

Flanges are the connecting components bringing together Pipes, Pumps and Pressure Vessels. Most often flanges will be made of forged or cast steel, but are increasingly being manufactured in ‘hard’ and ‘exotic’ materials such as Inconel. This is an overview of the basic and most commonly found kind of flanges.

B&B in the huddersfield examiner!

B&B were proud to be featured in the Huddersfield Examiner. We’ve been bringing you updates as we celebrate another successful financial year and this was highlighted in a fantastic  profile in the paper.

REACH impacts on Hexavalent Chromium

On September 21st 2017 heavy restrictions under the REACH directive on the use of any coating/plating which utilises Hexavalent Chromium (CR6). This means that many traditional metal finishing options will no longer be available and penalties may come into effect for those companies carrying out the process without authorisation.

Machines complement skills in manufacturing

The role of automation and technology within the Manufacturing industry is a hot topic for debate at the moment with many companies embracing an 'industry 4.0' vision.

Past, Present and Future of Hard Chrome Plating

Throughout 2017 we have been bringing you updates as new tighter restrictions are placed against known carcinogen, Hexavalent Chromium and its associated processes.

Hexavalent Chromium and You

Throughout 2017, B&B have been updating you as new, tighter restrictions have been placed against the use of Hexavalent Chromium which came into effect on the 21st of September 2017. This new legislation will affect processes such as Hard Chrome Plating, Chromic Anodising, Zinc Plating and Passivation. These changes have not been as widely publicised as we feel they should have been, and we have had a number of customers ask us questions.

Jigs and Fixtures

The creation of jigs and fixtures is a key part of our production and is one of the core skills that allows us to manufacture complex parts efficiently. So what are Jigs and Fixtures and how do we use them?

How Will Brexit Affect UK Manufacturing?

Uncertainty. There are few words more appropriate then describing the effect that Brexit will have on the UK in the months and years ahead. Every industry is clamouring for answers as soon as possible about what a deal might look like and how it will affect their business. “Knowing is half the battle” as they say. Ahead of tomorrow’s GDP figures we look at the UK’s manufacturing industry look like today, and how might Brexit affect us both at home and internationally?

Can You Handle The Heat? High Temp Coatings.

Industrial Processes across a wide range of industries must operate in aggressive environments which contain high temperatures, high pressure and a high level of stress put on individual components. So what materials and processes can help extend the part life in these environments?

Complete Supply of Valve Components

B&B Precision work closely with a number of customers in the valve industry. Our range of complimentary services allow us to supply complete components to your specifications.

Cost Implications of Material Selection

For any component material selection has a crucial impact its life cycle and performance. There are a very wide range of different options to consider when selecting the right materials and processes.

Machining of Magnesium

Magnesium and its alloys are a material growing in popularity within the engineering sector. This is primarily down to its attributes as a strong but lightweight material.

Troubleshooting your Thermal Spray Problems.

For many sub-contract machinists, the requirement for Thermal Spray Coatings is a troublesome one. Traditional metal finishing processes are largely standardised, familiar and in the cases of specific brands (for example xylan) there will be a large amount of information available. When it comes to Thermal Spray however it can actually be quite difficult to identify the specification and process required and the process itself may be unfamiliar to many.

Machining of Duplex

Duplex Stainless Steels typically have about twice the strength when compared to their Austenitic counterparts, but how does this affect their machinability?

Plating On/With Inconel

Hard and Exotic Materials have grown in popularity as materials selected for high wear, high corrosion and high temperature environments.

New Year, Old Parts?

While many other businesses were winding down for Christmas most factories and foundries will have been squeezing every minute out of the day in order to fulfil the pre-holiday demand. This often puts extra stress and strain on legacy machinery and may result in failures. For many businesses, January represents a chance to start a fresh and conduct preventative maintenance, but what are your options when a part has come to the end of its life?

Repairing Super Alloy Components

Extending Part life is a key consideration for many industries but in particular the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical sectors in which components need to operate in environments with high levels of wear and corrosion whilst often in high temperature and pressurised environments.

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