The Acquisition of C & B Machinery
On August 17, 2020, Orbitform, along with a group of investors, acquired C & B Machinery in Brighton, Michigan. Although the company will stay a separate entity with its own staff and facility, Orbitform looks forward to working with and supporting their highly skilled team.
C & B Machinery is an industry leader providing world-class precision disc grinding and metal removal equipment solutions. They are well known for their double disc grinding equipment, which is an efficient method of removing equal stock from opposing faces of a part. This process results in the highest quality level of flatness and parallelism on both opposing surfaces.
Each piece of equipment is built on a robust cast iron machine base. This creates a static stiffness that increases the integrity of the machine and stabilizes the removal process. The equipment also utilizes a unique diamond dressing design that increases the time span between each redressing of the disc grind wheels. The robust machine base and unique dressing design work together to extend the tool life of the disc grinding wheel.
C & B Machinery has supported numerous industries, including automotive, aerospace, and hand tools. They offer new and re-engineered disc grinding and metal removal equipment. Their re-engineered machines include used machines retrofitted with the newest mechanical and control standards, rebuilt after a complete inspection to like-new condition, or some combination of both to provide the most cost-effective solution.
Orbitform’s President Phil Sponsler adds, “We intend to carry on the heritage that C & B Machinery established over the last 40 years. We look forward to working with the existing, highly skilled C & B team to grow the business.”