Duval Precision Grinding has a lot of experience with grinding chrome-plated aerospace components. This experience came in handy recently when they completed a project involving grinding 100 chrome-plated bolts for a company that provides plating and coating services for the aerospace industry.

A clevis bolt is a type of bolt that is commonly used in aircraft construction where high strength is needed. Clevis bolts are typically made from alloy steel, stainless or corrosion-resistant steel, aluminum alloys, and titanium. The customer’s application uses a steel alloy clevis bolt to fasten an assembly while allowing for radial movement about the pin. These bolts also had chrome plating, which is common in the aerospace industry. The company needed the bolts to be ground down to a specific diameter and free of excess plating.

Precision Grinding Excess Plating from Chrome-Plated Bolts

Grinding chrome plating can be difficult because it is a very hard coating, and high hardness can make a material very brittle. In addition to preventing cracks or chips in the plating, it is also important to avoid damaging the underlying surface. Hard chrome plating is often used in the aerospace industry because it is a very durable coating that can withstand high temperatures and other harsh conditions. 

Duval has worked on numerous aerospace components requiring precision OD grinding of chrome plated diameters, from small parts that fit in your hand to large aerospace landing gear structures. This depth of experience makes overcoming the challenges of precision grinding chrome-plated bolts a walk in the park for the grinders at DPG.

Aerospace Grinding Experience Delivers Great Results On-Time 

The team at Duval was able to successfully complete the project within 7 calendar days. The end result was a lot of 100 chrome-plated clevis bolts that met all necessary specifications.

Duval has an AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System and our aerospace grinding services follow critical protocols that ensure the safety and quality of your precision-ground parts. We understand the challenges of working with demanding materials and tight tolerances, which is why we pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for all your grinding needs.

If you need precision OD grinding of chrome plated parts, or any other type of precision grinding, contact Duval today. With over 70 years of experience, our team can handle any challenge you throw their way.

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