Case Studies

Blog Entries - tag: 'COFA'

Deburred part

Eliminating Manual Deburring and Improving Part Quality

Posted on: January 15, 2019
Tags: COFA, Steel, Energy, Deburring, Cross Hole Deburring

A manufacturer in the energy industry had to resort to time-consuming manual deburring when a competitor’s tool failed to do the job. Deburring the part outside the machine took approximately 9 minutes. This is a substantial amount of time and labor since they were producing more than 1000 parts per month. HEULE's COFA tool was the solution that cut production time and eliminated the need to manually deburr. 

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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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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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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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A Better Quality Knee Replacement with Automated Deburring

Posted on: November 29, 2017
Tags: COFA, Deburring, Cobalt-Chromium Alloy, Medical

An artificial joint manufacturer in the medical technology field was not happy with the existing manual deburring solution of a crossbore in a knee replacement part and the quality of the parts being produced. As demand for the product increased and the manufacturer was faced with an increasing number of bores to be deburred, the quality of the product began to decrease. 

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back implant

Deburring/Chamfering Polyether Ketone (PEEK) Bores of Back Implants

Posted on: November 29, 2017
Tags: COFA, SNAP, Deburring, Chamfering, Medical, Polyether Ketone (PEEK)

The customer was looking for a solution to deburr/chamfer bores of back implants for the medical industry. The material, PEEK (Polyether ketone), posesses a very high continuous service temperature, stiffness and hardness as well as a unique high tensile strength. The material is very similar to the human bone.

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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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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 Time-Consuming Manual Deburring on a Brass Bushing

Posted on: September 11, 2017
Tags: COFA, Precision Machining, Brass, Deburring, Cross Hole Deburring

A mechanical engineering company needed to automate this tedious manual deburring process. Using HEULE's COFA tool, they were able to deburr the inner and outer edges of cross bores located in the lubrication groove while eliminating their manual processes and saving cycle time.  

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