Industries We Serve

Sturdy Grinding has been providing the best in precision grinding for industries across Michigan. Here are the most common parts we provide:


Airplane on landThe 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


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

Car assembly line

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.


Automotive parts we commonly grind:

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


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

Machine gun mounted on a vehicle

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


Quality Stainless Steel shafting has been a staple in the medical industry for many years.  It’s used for microscopes and surgical equipment.

Scientist in a lab

Sturdy Grinding’s experience in producing high grade stainless shafting has allowed us to be of service to this industry. We are capable of grinding Stainless Steel to exacting tolerances. Also, thanks to equipment, quality department, and operators we have the necessary tools to produce blemish free, smooth surface shafting that is required by today’s medical equipment manufacturers.

Medical parts we commonly grind:

  • Microscope Shafting
  • Stainless Steel Shafting
  • Titanium Shafting


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.

Oil rig at sunset

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


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