Lathe: Body, Valve Machined

PHP48508Mac Machine prides itself in working with our customers at the development level to offer our expertise on the best way to manufacture a part.

The body valve was a case where the engineers were considering a casting. Mac Machine worked with them on print changes that would make the part well suited to a “Hog-Out”, drastically reducing the lead time and part cost.

Once qualified on the mill, we took the part to our HT40 lathe where we created the i.d. features critical to the “in-line” features that are so important to a butterfly housing, but we also created outside contour features and hogged away material to assist the final mill operation to reduce cycle time.

Overview Body Value Housing (Hog Out)
Product Description Part houses a rotaing butterfly valve
Capabilities Applied/Processes Matsuura Mam72 63V 50 Taper Mill, HT40 Lathe
Tightest Tolerance +/- .0002
Material Thickness 8.” Dia. X 4.2 Round Stock
Material Used 6061-T651 PER QQ-A-225/8
Material Finish <32
Secondary Operations Applied Deburr, Tumble, Sand Blast, Assembly, Paint
Industry for Use Aerospace
Volume 80 per year
Delivery Location Tucson
Standards Met AS9100C
Design Work Customer Spec
Testing/Quality Standard Quality Procedures: part sampling per customer spec
Turn Around Time 16 Weeks
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Hitachi Seiki 40, Matsuura MAM72 63V 50 Taper

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