Abrasive Waterjet Cutting of Ground Support Tooling Components
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Clevis Tie Bar
Waterjet Cutting of Clevis Tie Bar
Waterjet Cutting of Ground Tooling Clevis Tie Bar
Providing a single-source solution for delivering superior quality parts at competitive prices, Mainstream Waterjet combined abrasive waterjet cutting with conventional machining techniques to manufacture this 20" x 5" x 4" clevis tie bar, a ground support tooling component used in the aerospace industry.
Because we were working with ANSI 4140, a medium-carbon alloy steel, heat treated to 38-40 Rockwell C, our Flow IFB 6 x 12 waterjet machine, with its ability to cut through hardened steel leaving no burrs or heat affected zones, was the ideal choice for economically cutting the profile of the part to finish dimensions. Then, based on the part's unique geometry, we turned to our Hurco VMX42 milling center to execute the more conventional drilling, reaming, boring and tapping operations required to create the indents and holes and bring the piece to within the exacting ±.0005" tolerances demanded by the customer specification.
Our quality inspector utilized our precision inspection equipment to verify that these parts were ready for shipment to our aerospace customer in Ohio, where they were delivered right on time and right on budget.
WaterJet Cutting Project Highlights
||Aerospace ground support tooling component.|
- CAD / CAM
- Water jet cut profile to finish dimensions
- Conventional milling and drilling, reaming, boring, and tapping.
|Equipment Used to Manufacture The Tooling Component:
||Flow IFB 6 x 12 Waterjet Machine |
Omax 80160 Waterjet Machine
Hurco VMX42 Milling Center
|Overall Tooling Component Dimensions:
||20" x 5" x 4"|
||ANSI 4140, Alloy Steel, Medium Carbon Steel|
Heat Treated to 38-40 Rockwell C scale
|In process testing/inspection performed:
||In process and First Article Inspection performed.|
|Industry for Use:
||Customer Supplied Specifications|
||Clevis Tie Bar|
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