Superior Aerospace Grinding Serving Grand Rapids MI

Custom aerospace grinding for many different industries!

Strong Aerospace Grinding Parts Near Grand Rapids MI | Sturdy Grinding & Machining - bar1

Sturdy Grinding has been providing precision grinding across Michigan since 1988. We believe in providing our customers with high quality, increased productivity and customer service that is unparalleled. Since our humble beginnings as a small centerless grinding shop, we have expanded our capacity and capabilities - all while simultaneously improving our production and quality parts.

Our productivity has increased in all centerless grinding operations, which includes thru feed, end feed and multiple diameter close tolerance parts. We've recently acquired certain assets of ABS grinding, which allows us to offer centerless grinding of bar stock and tubing up to 12" in diameter, and 41' long! This is just another way we have increased our services to our customers, and one of the many answers to the question; "Why choose Sturdy Grinding and Machining?"

We provide parts for many various industries. If you have a part that you'd like, and don't see listed below, contact us - we'd love to hear from you!

Aerospace Grinding

Strong Aerospace Grinding Parts Near Grand Rapids MI | Sturdy Grinding & Machining - sunrise_airplane_iStock_000006321510Small The aerospace industry has some of the most stringent quality requirements. The quality rating Sturdy Grinding has earned from its customers is a testament to our ability to meet even the toughest quality standards. Our investments in training and equipment have allowed us to meet the needs of the aerospace industry. Furthermore, our inspection and recording procedures have allowed us to continually improve our processes.

Aerospace parts we commonly grind:

  • Stainless Steel Shafting
  • Titanium Shafting
  • Titanium Tubes
  • Linear Shafting
  • Aluminum Bars
  • Aluminum Tubes

Automotive Grinding in Grand Rapids MI

The engineering that goes into today's vehicles requires ever increasing levels of accuracy and efficiency.

Strong Aerospace Grinding Parts Near Grand Rapids MI | Sturdy Grinding & Machining - iStock_000020327199Small

Sturdy Grinding has continually improved its processes and capabilities to meet these ever expanding needs. Currently, we meet our automotive customer's needs by producing parts that conform to a wide assortment of product requirements.

If you'd like to work with us to see if we'd be able to grind a custom part for you, please contact us to talk with one of our experienced team members about helping you out!

Automotive parts we commonly grind:

  • Axle Shafts
  • Armature Shafts
  • Planetary Gears
  • Assorted Transmission Parts
  • Intermediate Shafts
  • Bearing Journals (Cam-shafts)

Steel Defense Grinding

The defense industry is unique in that it has a broad range of materials and product requirements.

Strong Aerospace Grinding Parts Near Grand Rapids MI | Sturdy Grinding & Machining - iStock_000004843951_Small

Engineers in this industry need to design products based on varying and specific needs. Thanks to our decades of experience, Sturdy Grinding has the ability to grind all different kinds of material. We have experience with Steel, Aluminum, Graphite, Copper, Bronze, Brass, Stainless Steel, and even Titanium. Sturdy Grinding & Machining has the equipment and expertise to precision grind all these materials and more to meet the requirements of today's defense contractors.

Defense parts we commonly grind:

  • Machine Gun Tripods
  • M4 & M16 Bolt Carrier Groups
  • Large Caliber Naval Shells
  • Missile and Torpedo Shells
  • Prototype Equipment

Oil Exploration

Due to our extensive operator experience, Sturdy Grinding & Machining has found itself in a position to be of service to companies in the business of oil exploration.

Strong Aerospace Grinding Parts Near Grand Rapids MI | Sturdy Grinding & Machining - iStock_000064038377_Small

The Beryllium Copper tubes used to search for oil and natural gas require a unique skill set. These bars and tubes have to be straight, and held to specific size and surface finish tolerances. At Sturdy Grinding we are able to use our combination of straightening presses, overhead cranes, bar grinders, and skilled operators to complete high volumes of these crucial parts used by the oil exploration industry.

Oil Exploration parts we commonly grind:

  • Beryllium Copper Tubes
  • Beryllium Copper Bars

See Grinding Services

Our Experience Makes Us Better.

Strong Aerospace Grinding Parts Near Grand Rapids MI | Sturdy Grinding & Machining - content-about

Sturdy Grinding has 28 skilled employees working 2 shifts, making us the most reliable grinding and machining company in Michigan. Our employees are trained on site; honing their craft under seasoned professionals. Combining talent and technology, we are able to produce tighter tolerances and better finishes for any part. Our extensive experience in barstock and tube grinding allows us to offer capabilities that include diameters from 0.090" to 11" and lengths to 41'.

See what our customers have to see about our custom aerospace grinding:

"As a family-owned company, we know how important it is to be fair, yet competitive. We have worked together with Sturdy Grinding for many years and in that time, their work has always been high quality, fairly priced and delivered on time. We look forward to a continued relationship with Sturdy Grinding."

Jamie Kurtz
Republic Linear Shafting