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Blog Entries - tag: 'Automotive'

cross bore deburring crankshaft

Deburring 1:1 Ratio Oil Bores on a Crankshaft

Posted on: October 1, 2018
Tags: Automotive, Precision Machining, Steel, Cross Hole Deburring, COFA-X

A manufacturer was deburring the oil bores on these crankshafts by hand for a large automotive customer. After repeated complaints from the customer, the manufacturer set out to look for a more reliable process for producing higher quality parts. HEULE determined that the application was suitable for the newly-innovated COFA-X, currently the only automated solution available on the market for deburring 1:1 ratio cross bores. 

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alum wheel

Combining Drilling, Deburring, Chamfering, and Countersinking on an Aluminum Wheel Valve Hole

Posted on: May 23, 2018
Tags: Automotive, Aluminum, VEX-S, Drilling, SNAP, Deburring, Countersinking, Chamfering

A manufacturer producing approximately 800,000 aluminum wheels for the automotive industry each year was looking for a more cost-effective and efficient solution to produce valve holes that would not require turning of the work piece. 

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Motorcycle fork

A More Efficient and Cost-saving Back Counterbore Tool for Motorcycle Parts

Posted on: March 22, 2018
Tags: Automotive, Steel, SOLO, Back Counterboring

A high-volume motorcycle manufacturer that was producing 480 lower fork arm brackets per day was seeking an efficient back counterbore tool.  Their current tool was having issues with tool breakage and required machine down time for insert changes. 

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Deburring Bores on Hard-to-Reach Irregular Surfaces

Posted on: February 12, 2018
Tags: COFA, Automotive, Steel

A  manufacturer of V-8 crankshafts was faced with the challenge of deburring a main bore that broke into seven different surfaces, some of which were angled/irregular. They needed a tool solution that would reach all the large exit bores on the hard-to-reach surfaces of the part.

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sprocket wheel

Saving 34% Cycle Time on a Sprocket Wheel

Posted on: January 11, 2018
Tags: Automotive, Precision Machining, Steel, Drilling, Deburring, VEX-P, Chamfering

A subcontracting company to the automotive and the fittings industry produces a range of components such as flanges, sprockets and drive shafts and was looking for a solution to reduce cycle time for drilling, deburring, and chamfering a sprocket wheel. 

Previously, the customer used a full carbide drill for the hole and a front and back deburring tool for removal of the burrs. The cycle time for all 12 bores amounted to 320 seconds. Since the deburring tool failed to produce a consistent chamfer, the sprockets had to be reworked manually outside of the machine.

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Eliminating Manual Deburring of a Steering Column Component

Posted on: December 6, 2017
Tags: COFA, Automotive, Steel, Deburring

A subcontractor to the automotive industry used to deburr a fork laboriously by hand. The fork is part of the steering column. Faced with the problem that the manual deburring was too time-consuming and that it became a bottle neck in the production process, the company set out to look for a new solution.

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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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cylinderheadbsf

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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alumwheelapp

Combining Four Tools into One to Machine a Mounting Bore

Posted on: September 28, 2017
Tags: Automotive, Aluminum, Drilling, SNAP, Deburring, VEX-P, Chamfering

A manufacturer in the automotive industry produces about 12 million aluminium wheels for passenger vehicles per year. The customer was looking for a solution to produce the wheel mounting bore cost-effectively in one operation without having to turn the workpiece.

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chamfering, car hydraulic chamfer

Producing Quality Chamfers on Car Hydraulic Components

Posted on: September 22, 2017
Tags: Automotive, Steel, SNAP, Chamfering

A manufacturer of car hydraulics components was using a solid carbide chamfer tool that was not producing the quality of chamfers they needed for their part. They replaced it with HEULE's SNAP tool, which allowed them to increase the precision and quality of chamfers to their desired level of quality.

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