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Machining for Air Quality

Honing experts describe the significance of this machining process for meeting the most recent emissions standards affecting cars, trucks and other vehicles.


Advanced Grinding, Plain and Simple

A Walter Vision five-axis grinding machine at this shop is equipped with an automatic wheel changer and an autoloader. These features enable quick changeovers for short-run jobs and unattended operation for “lights-out” production of large batches.


Single Pass Honing System with Automatic Tool Wear Compensation

Single pass honing, also referred to as diamond bore sizing, is a good way to produce parts economically when the bore is small or has thin-walled members that need to be honed.


Honing in on Low Cost, High Accuracy and Short Cycle Times in the Manufacture of Orifice Meter Tubes

A low-cost automated honing system uses existing tools and protects workers.


Automating Grinding Setups For Root Form Tools

An automated Form Tool Compensation system offers a streamlined way to set up root form cutter jobs on grinding machines while ensuring ground profile accuracy to as little as 2 microns.


Attaining Ten-Millionths Bore Accuracy

Conventional honing has been continuously improved and automated, now allowing boring accuracies to be measured in millionths.


Honing On A Horizontal Machining Center

A specially designed tooling package for honing operations, along with live, on-board gaging, allows critical honing operations to move to HMCs, thereby eliminating several separate steps on multiple dedicated machines. 


A New Spin On Vertical Grinding

Simultaneous, dual-wheel vertical grinding offers advantages for finishing bearing surfaces and other critical features on shafts. Having two opposing grinding wheels in contact with the workpiece at the same time neutralizes axial forces and shorte...


New Honing Options For Hypereutectic Aluminum Cylinder Bores

Hypereutectic aluminum is saturated with silicon particles that must be exposed during honing. A two-stage process first hones a cylinder’s wall to a mirror-like finish and then relieves aluminum around the silicon particles.


How to Hone an Atypical Aluminum Alloy

Hypereutectic aluminum used for engine blocks contains silicon particles that must be exposed during cylinder honing. This can be done using a cushioning, elastomer honing tool that allows individual abrasive particles to “bounce” over the silicon p...


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