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Deep hole drilling is a process where holes are drilled deeper than their diameter and are often defined by their depth-to-diameter ratio. These holes are typically deeper than 10:1, so they’re considered deep holes. It has many applications across industries, especially when tight diameter control and straightness are highly regarded.
Different materials can be used in this process, ranging from aluminum to super-alloys. However, choosing the right one is essential to ensure they’re compatible with its intended purpose to prevent mechanical failure.
Typical applications of deep hole drilling:
Fluid assembly ends
Heat exchanger tube sheets
Aircraft landing gears
Oilfield exploration equipment
On the other hand, trepanning is also a process that creates larger hole diameters. This process is less energy-consuming compared to the traditional drilling method and returns a “core” of usable material from the inside of the solid part after processing. This is especially attractive when using expensive materials like titanium or nickel. Typical applications where trepanning is employed:
Offshore Oil & Gas components
Commercial Landing Gear
Parts requiring “large” inside diameters from solid material
Due to its remarkable properties, trepanning is utilized in numerous industries, such as aerospace and defense, oil and gas, machinery and heavy equipment, and many more.
We offer two types of turning services: manual and CNC turning. Both have unique advantages and should be employed based on the customer’s requirements.
In manual turning, an operator constantly supervises the equipment used, called a lathe, to manufacture the product. A cutting tool is used to shape the rotating workpiece during this process. It’s the best option for parts requiring intimate finesse of sizes and tolerances by a skilled machinist and also useful for removing large amounts of rough stock prior to downstream processing.
Why opt for manual turning?
Cost-effective compared to other machining processes.
Faster turnaround with quick response.
Meanwhile, CNC turning utilizes a computer numerical control system to machine the workpiece. This process is more accurate and provides higher precision than manual turning. It’s suitable for mass production as it allows more excellent repeatability while staying consistent with its results.
In this method, the program is loaded into the CNC work center, instructing the tools to operate according to the given specifications.
Why opt for CNC turning?
Provides greater accuracy and consistency
Ideal for larger volumes
Mill Turn Machining and Automation
A mill-turn machine is a hybrid CNC machine that combines the tool rotation of milling and the workpiece rotation of turning. It’s a powerful, fast, and flexible machine, completing complex operations faster with better accuracy than other methods.
With both functionalities combined, machined parts and components can be manufactured without delays. More tooling operations can be achieved in a single setup, reducing the amount of handling and labor time.
Typical applications of Mill-Turning: Aerospace and Space Components
Power Generation Shafts
Locomotive Crank Shafts
High-volume component manufacturing
Deep Hole Boring
Boring refers to enlarging the pre-existing hole on the workpiece. This method also can create closer tolerances and higher-quality finishes than drilled holes.
Applications where deep hole boring is used:
Engineered Hydraulic Barrels
Ship ShaftsCoolant channels in large engines
Any part requiring an inside diameter
Honing refers to a machining method that produces a highly-precise surface of a workpiece using an abrasive honing stone. l, which is moved on a controlled path. Honing a metal product can enhance its surface finish while aiming to achieve the final, close-tolerance size.
It’s also used to refine the surface finish of the holes created after the drilling and boring processes. Furthermore, honing is a micro-finishing method utilized to obtain correct inside diameter dimensional accuracy.
Some applications of honing:
Landing GearBearing Sleeves
ID’s with mismatch after drilling
The conventional millingmethod employs the use of a CNC Mill I. Like CNC turning, a computer numerical control is also often utilized to control the machine.
CNC Milling is commonly used in machining “block type” parts and components, especially with complex geometries.
Applications of CNC milling:
Subway Car Frames
Shaft type components requiring bolt circles or “off center” features
Navy Ship Components
Stress relieving is a heat treatment process that removes stress from a workpiece accumulated from prior manufacturing processes. Stress-relieving a metal involves subjecting it to a constant temperature below its critical temperature. After that, it undergoes controlled cooling for even distribution and reduces the risk of cracking and warping.
Drawing, forming, and manufacturing can induce stresses in these materials. Because of that, stress relieving is often necessary to improve the part’s metallurgical structure and/or machinability. This process can also enhance its fatigue strength.
Other processes that induce stress in materials:
It involves manually or under CNC Control, checking the finished parts to ensure they meet the specifications, tolerances, and requirements per the customer’s requests. Part inspection can be conducted while the part is running with the use of “Probing” to adjust the machine in-process.
In addition, inspections are done to ensure the quality, consistency, and to verify process control and, ultimately, customer satisfaction. We guarantee that all parts are appropriately checked for flaws, imperfections, or non-conforming dimensions. It helps us identify any areas of improvement and ensure complete customer satisfaction.
Other benefits of part inspection:
Avoid unnecessary reengineering/re-manufacturing work
Confirms quality verification
Verifies part traceability and material provenance.
Choose Grand Valley Mfg. Co. to Fulfill Your Manufacturing Needs
With our long list of capabilities, you can trust us to manufacture your desired parts accurately. We strive to deliver consistent results, which is why many global leaders choose us to manufacture products that meet their expectations.
If you have any questions about our services, feel free to contact us today. You may also request a quote, and our team will find the best solution to meet your requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!