• Abrading Methods, Inc.


    Lapping/Honing Flats

    About Us

    Abrading Methods (based in the same Elgin, Illinois, location for over thirty years) is a pioneer in high stock removal flat lapping and polishing. This is due to the inherent accuracy of our processes, simple work holding methods and large batch sizes. Our primary business function is to perform contract lapping of flat surfaces. We use specialized equipment and proprietary processes to perform these services for piece-part and production quantities. Flat lapping is a superior manufacturing process for finishing materials, and is employed for its excellent economy, and when other methods will not produce the precision and quality level required.

    We strive to meet or exceed our customer’s every expectation. We work aggressively to constantly improve our infrastructure, equipment, processes, methods, personnel and quality control systems. The company has built a loyal and caring staff that is equipped to handle many types of projects. These individuals are highly qualified and experienced.

    While our primary focus is contract flat lapping, we provide added value to our customers by providing all other related services, such as cleaning, tumble deburring, sorting, certification, packaging, and traceability. In some cases, we perform complete part manufacturing. We provide certificates of conformance for our finished goods when requested.

    Abrading Methods, Inc, has been in the same Elgin location for over thirty years. Our workforce comprises personnel from every manufacturing discipline, with an average experience level of eight years.


    Abrading Methods
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    Rep/Contact Info

    Mr. Dave Kappen
    • Phone: (847) 742-6776
  • Elgin Development Group
    A Division of the Elgin Area Chamber

    31 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin IL 60120