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This second generation machining business is using a new technology that makes a 60 millionths tolerance look generous. No kidding.
GMTA named Maik Schminke the manager of controls engineering and programming and announced plans for an open house.
The SV-20 honing system from Sunnen Products is the first competitively priced large-part machine for job-shop part production with a true linear, vertical, servo-stroking system to produce precision bore geometries on compressors, oilfield components, automotive/truck blocks and similar parts.
Ideal for bore resurfacing, the Sunnen HTA hone is PLC controlled, handles parts up to 13.5 ft long, 21 in diameter and 8000 lbs.
Honing machine tools remove stock to produce the final size and desired finish pattern on the interior of tubing or cylinder bores of almost any material by expanding, rotating and reciprocating abrasive stones of a specified grit and grade with…
The hydraulic shop of this Cat dealer salvages cylinders up to 21 ft long by re-surfacing them with an HTA tube hone, saving their customers 80 percent or more over cost of new barrel.
Exotic materials specialist Damen Carbide Tool Co. expands its holemaking capability and business base with honing capacity to 9 in diameter and a 60 in stroke length using hones from Sunnen.
This new tool feed technology from Sunnen servo-controls the force in the honing tool feed system to maintain the optimum cutting load on the honing abrasive throughout a cycle, irrespective of the incoming part’s hardness, geometry or size variation.
Engine remanufacturer Jasper Engines & Transmissions and engine builder White Performance & Machine are two shops with different needs that illustrate how new diamond honing abrasives technology from Sunnen simplifies the boring process, cuts cycle times as much as half, and improves dyno results.
INDEX Launches iXacademy Online Training Platform
iXacademy was created in direct response to customers’ needs. “The design of this platform and schedule of courses have been developed to efficiently and effectively meet that need,” said Cris Taylor, president and CEO of INDEX.
Manufacturing Technology Orders Exceed $650 Million in November 2021
The value of orders was up nearly 14% from October 2021 and more than double the value of orders received in November 2020.
Walter Surface Technologies Expands Its Solution Expert Team Coverage Across the United States
The company is doubling its field team of solution and process experts across North America to support the additions of brands such as ArcOne (welding PPE); Triumph (cutting tools); Drillco (cutting tools); and Allegro Industries (safety equipment).