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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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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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