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Deburring Challenging Cross Bores on a Valve Fitting

Posted on: October 1, 2018
Tags: Steel, Deburring, Cross Hole Deburring, COFA-X, X-Bores

A hydraulics manufacturer was able to reduce production costs and eliminate manual deburring using HEULE's X-Bores technology to deburr complex cross bores. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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