Featuring Beckhoff CNC controls with G-code programming capability, the 3-axis DeHoff 1036 machine from Kays Engineering Inc. (Marshall, MO) is designed for re-boring automotive engine block CAM journals during a rebuild program.
The machine’s single spindle provides a maximum boring capacity of 1 in (25.4 mm) and maximum boring depth of 36 in (914 mm). Multiaxis capability is provided by a “knee” table that allows for 21.5 in (550 mm) of X-axis travel and 12 in (300 mm) of Y-axis travel.
Instead of linear guideways and milled surfaces, DeHoff machines feature steel boxways and hand-scraped mating components. This results in superior vibration dampening, extended tool life, and improved surface finish.
Manufacturing Industry Invited to Take Reshoring Survey
AMT and the Reshoring Initiative will use the survey results to identify which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore. Part of AMT’s “Rebuilding the Supply Chain” initiative, the survey is open to OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors through the end of February.
Year-Over-Year November U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 1.4%
While November’s $330.3 million represent a decrease of 13.3% from October, AMT’s president says it’s clear ‘the sector did not fare as poorly as originally predicted.’