Last week we had an assignment for a Flange Facing job (FF) with extreme tolerances. Our client wanted to reface the surface of a raised face (RF) on a motor.

Not that easy

Easy peasy lemon squeezy you would think. Well… not quite. Our client demanded tolerances that were within 3-7 thousands of an inch. To make the job even harder, the Motor pinion was unable to come out so there was no way of being able to mount an internally mounted Flange Facing Machine (FFM).

Job well done

So with a HD48, a modified One Piece Flange Facing Tool and a lot of work, Steven Wallace and Jack Thornton were able to pull it off and got within 6 thousands of an inch.

All we could say is; “Job well done guys.” considering the clients demands.

On-Site Services

Patriot International is a skilled provider of on-site services aimed to maintain the integrity of production and process plant and pipework. With our own extensive range of specialist portable equipment, coupled with highly skilled technicians we are able to provide you with cost-effective mechanical completion services on-site at any location, at any time.


We help companies with the search for creative solutions. Whether you need on-site service, equipment, manpower or training. We offer:

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