Technical Articles

Sunnen Products Company has published these technical articles:

(Machine Tool Accessories)
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As one of the most common machining operations, holemaking presents manufacturers with plenty of options. Depending on bore diameter and surface finish tolerance, a shop might choose drilling,...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Rebuilding heavy equipment makes good economic sense, particularly for the hydraulic components on construction and earth moving machinery....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Hammer forged barrels are not well thought of by precision rifle shooters, but a critical manufacturing process used by makers of hammer forged barrels is suddenly getting attention from custom barrel...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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For a business to thrive, it must be able to negotiate the inevitable economic peaks and valleys. A world leader in manufacturing engine blocks for racing and high performance enthusiasts - as well as...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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The technology and precision in today's automotive engines often exceed that of race engines from a few years ago, leaving no margin for error in honing....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Honing machine outshoots hand lapping in manufacture of precision rifle barrels....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Apparently everything really is "bigger in Texas," including a 32-ft. stroke, 24-in. ID honing system built to handle long,large-diameter parts used in the oilfield....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Knowing when to "hold 'em," and when to "fold 'em" takes on new meaning when referring to the fuse pins designed to hold a jet engine on a wing, but to break away in emergency situations, allowing the...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Nick Ferri's honing mastery is behind 57 national event Pro Stock victories and five championships, including back-to-back titles for 2015 champion Erica Enders-Stevens....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Machine saves many cylinders from going to the scrap heap....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Exotic materials specialist Damen Carbide Tool Co. expands its holemaking capability and business base with honing capacity to 9-inch dia. and 60-inch stroke length....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Process capability exceeds 1.67 Cpk with just once-a-week adjustment, while churning out 4000+ parts per day....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Shop's customers note new technology makes a 60 millionths tolerance look generous....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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In almost all external-honing operations, the requirements as to stock removal are light compared to that of internal honing....
(Aerospace Equipment and Products)
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Sonic Industries, part of the Sargent Aerospace & Defense Company, uses Sunnen SV-1000 to achieve performance-critical ID tolerances and finishes on life-saving fuse pins, reducing cycle times by 75%...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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A hole or a bore having a bottom, a shoulder, or any kind of-a surface obstruction which would prevent a tool from going all the way through, is termed a blind hole. A blind hole may be "dead blind"...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Occasional honing problems are encountered where bores have keyways, splines, cross-holes or other such interruptions. Standard type-honing tool, with its narrow stone, may "hang up" in parts of this...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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In a "normal" length bore, honing will maintain the pre-machined bore centerline; but as the bore be comes "short" in relation to its diameter, the part becomes less stable, and its centerline can...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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As honing is the most effective method for precision bore sizing and is in wide use today for finishing bores of most all work materials in a wide range of diameters -- there is always the question...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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One of the most important and useful of honing applications is the in-line honing of multiple spaced bores. A new common examples are journal bearings for revolving shafts, valve bodies for sliding...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Three types of abrasives are available and in general use for honing: Silicon Carbide, Aluminum Oxide, and Diamond. Each type is bonded into honing sticks called stones, and each has its place in...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Most parts that you would hone on a Sunnen Power Stroker fall into 10 categories as far as fixturing is concerned...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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In almost every case, a workholding fixture makes manual honing much easier and allows the operator to get the work out faster....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Since surface finish measurements became recognized and standardized in mechanical engineering specifica-tions, more and more blueprints specify surface finishes based on actual measurement. Likewise,...
(Abrasives and Abrasive Products)
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Answered by Bob Dolder, Senior Sales and Application Engineer....
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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This book is a general guide on fixturing for the Sunnen CV-616 Cylinder King Automatic Vertical Honing Machine. The photographs and related information are provided to enable you to design and build...
(Abrasives and Abrasive Products)
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Hydraulic valves, piston pumps and cylinders require increasingly close fits between the piston or spool and bore to reduce internal leakage. The components also need precision surface finishes for...