About Us


Founded in 1991 and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA BAY AREA GRINDING provides precision SURFACE GRINDING, DOUBLE DISC GRINDING, BLANCHARD GRINDING and LAPPING services to our machining partners in the bay area. We are well known for the high value we provide our customers through our cost effective and ultra precise grinding solutions, precision crisis response, project management and superb quality fulfillment. We service the medical, solar, semi-conductor, engineering, automobile and hi-tech industries spanning the globe.

Our BLANCHARD GRINDING service is second to none. The rotary motion of the magnetic chuck allows work to be loaded in a full circle so that there are no end pieces. This combined with the grinding pressures exerted by the grinding spindle produce the BLANCHARD GRIND. The inherent rigidity of the vertical grinding spindle and of the magnetic chuck combined with the broad abrasive surface of the grinding wheel means high-powered grinding with no loss of accuracy. BLANCHARD GRINDING is unsurpassed in its ability to remove large amounts of material in a minimum amount of time while retaining extreme accuracy for finished work.

BAY AREA GRINDING uses free abrasive LAPPING processes to provide flatness, parallelism, thickness identity, and surface finishes to extremely demanding tolerances. In the free abrasive machining process, an abrasive (various compounds) mixed into the selected slurry is applied to a lap. The work part is placed on top of the lap in fixtures and both the lap and work plates are moving. This creates the cutting action/material removal at a controlled rate. Using various methods and unique processes, BAY AREA GRINDING can finish pieces without introducing stresses and heat damage associated with other processes, such as grinding.

These industrial grinding machines used for metalworking and fabrication are a great solution for providing your product with the exact finish needed. Whether you are looking to remove burrs or scales from a workpiece or sharpen or clean your product, belt grinding is an important finishing service.

Shaping, Grinding, Sharpening, Cleaning, De-Scaling and De-Burring.