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(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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Manufacturing precision rifle barrels has always been something of an art that involves hand lapping of the bore surface twice, before and after the rifling profile is cut or swaged in by a rifling...
(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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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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Sometimes the best way to get a job done right is to do it yourself, especially when it adds to your bottom line, trims turnaround time, improves your ability to salvage damaged hardware, produces...
(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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Aerospace pioneer Kamatics Corporation has engineered solutions for aerospace applications since 1966. Today, the company continues innovating with a new digital bore gage developed in collaboration...
(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....
(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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Miniaturization of technical components and the frequently required high pressures and mechanical loads have led to higher precision demands for small workpieces. Since these processes are usually...
(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,...
(Grinding Machines and Finishing Equipment)
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Prince Mfg. Corp., North Sioux City, S.D., makes a variety of components essential to hydraulic systems: pumps, valves, and cylinders-especially cylinders. Prince's welded hydraulic cylinders are...
(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...