Improving Crankshaft Manufacturing with Electrochemical Machining
Ensuring sufficient and permanent lubrication of crankshaft bearings in automobile engines is critical for avoiding engine failures. As the crankshaft becomes smaller, due to manufacturing trends and consumer expectations, the number of oil intersection holes increases. All burrs and debris left behind in the drilling process must be removed.
New environmental regulations to decrease fuel consumption and emissions are putting more and more pressure on manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. While some waste their time fighting the new regulations, EXTRUDE HONE stands ready to help forward-thinking manufacturers meet the new requirements for marine, truck, and off-highway vehicles.
EXTRUDE HONE’s all-new MICROFLOW HIGHFLOW finishing process consists of a process station and flushing station that can meet or exceed governments’ and customers’ stringent demands for the calibration within injection nozzles. In “New MICROFLOW HIGHFLOW,” we outlined the capabilities of the HIGHFLOW solution, but we don’t think you should just take our word for it. (more…)
EXTRUDE HONE brings all new MICROFLOW HIGHFLOW solution to meet the high precision flow targeting system requirements of the heavy-duty market (Marine, trucks, off-highway, and diesel power generators).
With climate changes posing significant risk to the society, reducing the fuel consumption and emissions is one of the critical steps in slowing the negative effects of climate change. Medium and heavy-duty vehicles represent a significantly smaller fraction of the number of vehicles on the road but still contribute to more than one-fifth of emissions. Figure 1 represents the stringent emission standards OEMs in the heavy-duty vehicles market face leading to the following challenges: (more…)
Drawing on the combined power, foresight, and expertise of politicians, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders, the Make in India movement hopes to turn the largest democracy in the world into a manufacturing and design hub, sparking new growth and international investment and inspiring confidence in India’s capabilities.
At the beginning of the 21st century, India showed great promise as an emerging market, but by 2013, its growth rate had fallen to the lowest in a decade. Recognizing that part of the problem was government bottlenecks, Prime Minister Nerendra Modi set out to overhaul government policies and procedures to allow businesses more room to thrive. The ultimate goal was a mindset of “minimum government, maximum governance.”
This week, tens of thousands of metalworkers, production managers, and manufacturers from around the world are converging on Düsseldorf, Germany, to kick off METAV 2016, the 19th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies, February 23–27. There, they will explore the largest collection and widest range of manufacturing and metalworking technologies ever presented one place, covering aerospace industries, the automotive industry, machine and plant building, medical engineering, optics, power and environmental technologies, precision mechanics, and much more. (more…)
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is one medical area where manufacturing accuracy and surface finishing are critical. The inner surface of chromatography tubes must be smooth or else false readings or inaccurate separation may occur. Tube manufacturers are limited in the inner surface finish they can offer and will only be interested in improving on it if extremely large orders are at stake. (more…)
Chicago , IL – On November 3rd, 2015 Madison Industries was pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement with Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) to acquire seven businesses including Extrude Hone, Tricon, Landis, the Biel, Switzerland business of Kennametal Infrastructure and the Koblenz, Germany and Milan and Bellusco, Italy businesses of Kennametal Stellite. Closing has been completed December 1st, 2015. (more…)
Precision electrochemical machining (PECM) is a nonconventional machining process that can help deliver complex and precise components quickly and accurately. It uses electrodes and a pulsed direct current to dissolve practically any electrically conductive metal, including highly tempered steel, rolling bearing steel and alloys. This flexible technology allows metals to be machined into highly complex geometrical shapes for myriad applications, some of which would have been difficult or nearly impossible to create just 30 years ago. (more…)
Extrude Hone invented abrasive flow machining (AFM) in 1960, and since then, we have been improving and adapting the process to the shifting needs and regulations of the auto, medical, energy, and aerospace industries. Two changes in particular have helped the AFM process become a critical component in the manufacturing of helicopter engines. (more…)