Mechanical
metal finishing

Surfaces

Classic design variants.

We grind, brush, polish or blast aluminium and stainless steel surfaces to a wide range of degrees of fineness.
Turning or milling of the metals is also possible. Due to the automated, robot-controlled treatment of the surfaces, every processing is 100 % reproducible.
Technology

Methods in manufacturing.

Gronbach relies on reliable and innovative surface treatments for decorative applications in the processes of forming and joining non-rusting metals – such as stainless steel or aluminium. This makes the components more resilient, more rust-resistant, more heat-resistant and more conductive.

  • Brushing and grinding
  • Blasting
  • Polishing
  • Alternative methods of refinement


In these machining processes, the material is removed manually or mechanically using appropriate abrasives and rubbing motions to achieve the desired surface structure.
Subsequently, the ground materials can be refined with various colours, e.g. by the anodising process and protected against corrosion and scratching.

Especially when brushing metal or aluminium, fine, matt or structured surfaces can be created for high-quality optics.




In blasting, the surface treatment is carried out using different blasting media that are directed onto the material at high speed, e.g. by means of air. This densifies the material and at the same time strengthens the surface. This process can also be used to clean, chip, matt and finish surfaces, among other things.




We achieve high gloss levels through the process of laser polishing.
By removing thin layers of the surface, the smallest burrs, particles, irregularities and impurities are removed. This makes it possible to achieve high strength and lower adhesion as well as the pure and shiny results for the material.



Anodising

We have a factory-owned anodising plant that can support you with the following finishing processes:

  • Organic or electrolytic anodisation
  • Sub-anodising
  • Partial / selective anodising
  • Anodising of already back-moulded components

In addition, various forms of pre- and post-treatment are possible, for example brushing, grinding, blasting, polishing, special pickling and lasering.


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Powder coating

Using our own powder coating facility, we coat components with a choice of over 210 RAL colours, which we deliver just-in-time. For special requirements, we provide the surfaces for example with anti-stick or anti-fingerprint coatings.


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Laser, etching and printing

For the visual labelling of functional components and other products, e.g. with logos, symbols or lettering, we use various processes for individual decorative and functional coatings:

  • Etching technologies
  • Screen and pad printing
  • Laser marking, laser engraving
  • Sub-anodised printing
  • Digital printing sub-anodised

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Benefits

Advantages in surface finishing.



Resistance

Scratch-, weather- and corrosion-resistant, antibacterial and UV light resistant surfaces.

Customisation

Highly customisable designs for your products.

Hybrid

Possibility of subsequent back injection moulding with plastic and integration of light or sensor elements.

Variety

Various methods of pre- and post-treatment.

Integration ability

Smart surfaces with the possibility of integrating electronics and sensor technology.

Cleaning

Non-stick and fingerprint solutions.
Food-grade easy-to-clean surfaces.

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Further services in metal processing

Cross-functional performance spectrum.

The mechanical finishing of metal surfaces is one component of our entire service portfolio.
In addition, we fulfil the entire service supply chain – from toolmaking and metalworking to back injection with plastics, final assembly and logistics – all from a single source.
back injection moulding with plastics to final assembly and logistics – all from a single source.

  • Mechanical processing
  • Hybrid composites & bonding
  • Injection moulding
  • Toolmaking & assembly


Series production of moulded parts

Aluminium, sheet metal, stainless steel and steel:

  • Bending and forming
  • Turning (CNC), milling (CNC), sawing
  • Punching and pressing with up to 500 t
  • Grinding and polishing
  • Welding
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Back-injection of metal and metal foils

For the required substructure of metal components and metal foils, we back-inject them with the required plastics.
We design and manufacture the plastic injection moulding tools required for this ourselves in order to avoid distortion due to shrinkage and different linear expansions. Furthermore, we integrate the desired electronics or lighting elements during back injection moulding.


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Joining and bonding technologies

We join components using a wide variety of methods. In bonding, we use liquid adhesives, adhesive tapes and also adhesive die-cuts, which we apply manually or robotically. Optionally, different types of pre-treatment are possible, including plasma, primer, scarfing or pyrosil as well as different rapid curing methods (UV light, infrared, heat radiation).

  • 1C adhesives with manual and robot-assisted application
  • 2C adhesives in robot systems with high-end dispensing technology
  • Adhesive tapes with manual or robot-assisted application
  • Punched adhesive substrates with special systems for perfect positioning and pressing
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Plastic injection moulding

We manufacture a wide range of different products, including fan wheels and components as part of assemblies, in our own plastic injection moulding shop with machines up to 300 t clamping force.
We manufacture the corresponding moulds and injection moulding tools ourselves.


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Toolmaking
  • Embossing tools
  • Punching tools
  • Multi-cavity tools
  • Progressive dies
  • Injection moulds
  • Transfer tools
  • Forming tools for visible components
  • Devices for handling
  • Testing and measuring devices

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Assembly and automation
  • Manual assembly
  • Partially automated assembly of small to medium quantities
  • Fully automated production of large quantities
  • Complete assembly lines incl. safety and function tests
  • Customised assembly lines

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Your contact partner
for surface finishing.


Sales Management

Daniel Wolf



PHONE

+49 8071 9150


ADDRESS

Wilhelm Gronbach GmbH
Division Ventilation & Surfaces

Am Burgfrieden 2
D-83512 Wasserburg/Inn

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