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MMW offers several metalworking services including sawcutting, plate saw cutting, shearing, flamecutting, stress relieving and grinding (both blanchard and surface).

Saw Cutting

Our fleet of saws offer production cutting capacities of up to 16” diameter in bar.

Plate Saw Cutting

MMW offers aluminum plate saw cutting of all metals including steel, aluminum and stainless steel.

Flame Cutting

MMW offers the ability to cut numerous shapes and sizes, and can pierce plate up to 10 inches thick. An additional benefit is the ability to cut thicker abrasion resistant materials that cannot be sheared. To get a competitive quote on your next flame cut plate, submit your PDF or DXF to You can also fax your prints to our sales department at 262-502-0701.

Stress Relieving

We offer full service stress relieving of plate in many different grades. This is an annealing process that heats the metal below the austenite phase to reduce distortions or changes in dimensions that might occur after shaping.

Blanchard Grinding

MMW offers full service Blanchard grinding, with standard thickness tolerances of +/-.005 and flat and parallel within .005, depending on the size of the plate. Closer tolerances can be achieved if necessary. Contact one of our sales professionals for details. Blanchard grinding leaves a specific finish pattern on surfaces, produced by the nature of the operation, and of the movement of grinding tools across the surface. Technically referred to as rotary surface grinding, the process is ideal for surfaces too large for disc grinding, such as plate stock, die blocks and rotary tables.

Surface Grinding

Surface grinding is the most common of the grinding operations. It is a finishing process that uses a rotating abrasive wheel to smooth the flat surface of metallic or nonmetallic materials to give them a more refined look or to attain a desired surface for a functional purpose. Our surface grinding machine can achieve thickness tolerances of +/-.001 and flat and parallel within .001. Surface grinding is an alternative to rotary grinding, which cannot achieve the close tolerances of a surface grinder.


Metal shearing offers the quickest and most cost effective way to cut sheets and plates of any metal. Midwest Metal Warehouse can cut all metal types, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and brass.


Sand blast your material to remove any scale and small surface imperfections.

Oiling is a simple process to protect your material from any corrosion from outside elements, and is often used to eliminate the possibility of rust when transporting material in inclement weather conditions.

This is the steady heating of a metal at a certain temperature above the re-crystallization phase followed by a gradual cooling process. This process is often used on plates over 6 inches thick, as it softens the material completely, unlike stress relieving, which is only advantageous on thinner plates. You can anneal all carbon products and several different alloys.

Heat Treating
The controlled heating and cooling processes used to change the structure of a material and alter its physical and mechanical properties, raising material hardness.

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