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Blog Entries - tag: 'Precision Machining'

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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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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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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Automating Cross Hole Deburring on a Hydraulic Component

Posted on: November 29, 2017
Tags: Precision Machining, Steel, Cross Hole Deburring, COFA-X

A manufacturer of hydraulic components and fittings was looking for a more efficient and safer deburring solution for the cross hole of a ball valve. The goal was to automate the process and eliminate the tedious and time-consuming work of removing the burrs of the bore edge by hand with a brush.

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chainwheeldrum

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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common-rail-snap2

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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industrialpipedetails

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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bushing72

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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