Case Studies

Blog Entries - October 2017

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Reducing Labor Applying Spotfaces to a Nickel Chain Wheel Drum

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: Precision Machining, Spotfacing, Nickel, SOLO

A subcontractor to the engineering industry was looking for a solution to apply back spot faces for the bolting that does the job without the time-consuming reclamping of the workpiece. The time used for the reclamping amounted to approximately 1 hour per workpiece (not including alignment and zeroing).

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Deburring a Fuel Pump Component on a Rocket Engine

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: COFA, Aerospace, Cobalt-Iron Alloy, Deburring

This aerospace manufacturer was looking for a solution for deburring three through-holes with four bore edges each for a fuel pump component on a rocket. 

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Automating Back Deburring in High Production Automotive Manufacturing

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: Automotive, Precision Machining, Steel, SNAP, Deburring

A precision machining supplier to the automotive industry who produces more than 1 million common rails per year was looking for a solution to automate the back deburring of a low pressure bore.

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Applying Counterbores to an Aluminum Cylinder Head in One Operation

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: Automotive, Aluminum, Counterboring, BSF

A manufacturer of motorsport engines was looking for a cost-effective solution for the application of counterbores.

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industrialpipedetails

Cross Hole Deburring a Stainless Steel Pipe

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: COFA, Precision Machining, Steel, Deburring, Cross Hole Deburring, X-Bores

A Precision Machinist was looking for a solution to deburr the cross bores of a pipe for industrial cleaners automatically front and back. The difficulty here was the accessibility of the back bore edge.

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Replacing Manual Deburring of Inconel in the Machining of Aircraft Components

Posted on: October 6, 2017
Tags: Aerospace, Deburring, DEFA, Nickel

A major manufacturer of jet engine and aircraft components wanted to replace the manual hand benching to deburr an Inconel part. Their goal was to automate that process to save both labor and time. 

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