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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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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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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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