Mechanical Finishing to Enhance Plating Operations
Combination swing-frame grinder cuts production time at Lincoln Industries.
Lincoln Industries continues to optimize its vertical integration of tube bending, polishing and plating in order to better serve its customers.
A family-owned business founded more than 60 years ago, the company has more than 600 employees in Lincoln, Nebraska, and provides a comprehensive range of manufacturing and engineering services for products that require high-performance metal finishing.
Among Lincoln’s primary products are chrome-plated exhaust stacks for major heavy-duty truck manufacturers and the aftermarket truck industry under the Lincoln Chrome brand. To make the exhaust stacks, the company starts with welded steel or stainless steel tubing in sizes ranging from 5-inch to 8-inch OD, and lengths from 24 to 120 inches. These are formed and bent to the configurations seen on heavy-duty trucks across the country. Before they can be plated, the longitudinal welds and any surface imperfections must be polished.