Project of the Week of 10/13/14
Updated: Aug 5
Project of the week are 4 different SAE Port Flanges typically made of aluminum and steel, these however are low pressure and made from Acetal. These parts are roughly 4 x 3 x 1 and are used in the fluid power industry, we do not know the application it was made for. We made 50pcs of each flange style for about 3 months, not a bad project.
End Mills, Corner Round Mills and Chamfer Mills were solid carbide from Garr Tool with standard High-Speed Drills, Counter bores, NPT Tap and a Thread Mill. We used Mic6 aluminum plate for fixturing in order to hold down and machine 12pcs from both sides per cycle. Part tolerance except for the O-ring grooves were +/- 0.020 and the machine finish with chamfer edges was fine. The O-ring groove which has a finish of 63 Ra or better for a liquid seal with a +/- 0.003 tolerance. These are not complicated parts but was a great project to start the week of 10/13/14. We would like to thank our customer for allowing us to share this Fluid Power project with people who value the manufacturing talent that is out there... If you have similar projects like this and would like to receive a quote from us, please reach out to us for further information.