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back spotfacing on a gear housing

Reducing Production Costs for Machining Inconel Gear Housings

Posted on: November 1, 2018
Tags: Precision Machining, Aerospace, BSF, Spotfacing, Inconel, Back Counterboring

A precision manufacturer focused on the aerospace Industry was using a competitor’s back spotfacing tool for a gear housing, as the Heule BSF had not been introduced at the time his project began. Due to his lack of success with the competitor’s tool (tool breakage as well as insert longevity) the customer was willing to test the HEULE BSF not long after its introduction.

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deburring composites

Deburring Bores in Composite Aircraft Parts

Posted on: March 7, 2018
Tags: COFA, Aerospace, Deburring, Composite

There are two major challenges to machining composites: one is to cut the fibers neatly without fraying; the other is that the abrasiveness of the material leads to heavy wear on the cutting edge of the tool blade. HEULE worked with this aircraft manufacturer to develop a cost-effective solution (a tool with a long blade life) that would also deburr the bore neatly. 

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Back Spotfacing in Inconel 718 on an Aircraft Component

Posted on: November 29, 2017
Tags: Aerospace, Counterboring, BSF, Spotfacing, Nickel, Inconel

An aerospace manufacturer was machining 30 back spot facings in a component made of Inconel 718 for some years. To do this, the part needed to be set up several times because of the poor accessability of the bores. Countersinks were carried out by a box column drill. For the other counterbores, he used a counterbore tool with a plug-in head for the back bore machining. The process time amounted to approx. 6 hours for one component. His goal was to simply speed up this process. Due to the very demanding material and the difficulty of accessing the machining spots, the customer was very skeptical with regard to new solutions.

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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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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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Saving Cycle Time While Drilling and Deburring Aluminum

Posted on: September 26, 2017
Tags: Aluminum, VEX-S, Drilling, Aerospace, SNAP, Deburring

A manufacturer in the aerospace industry reduced their cycle time by eliminating manually deburring holes in an aluminum part. The HEULE VEX-S drill helped eliminate the long shavings that wrapped around the tool, followed by the SNAP tool to automatically deburr the front and back of the part. 

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