The tolerances for diameter size and roundness on the ID of a special tube made manufacturing costly and vendors difficult to find. Product acceptance was going through the roof, but the lack of an adequate supply of this key component caused delivery delays and increasing order backlog which jeopardized the entire project. Material: 304 SST tubing
OD – approximately .2500 +/- .0002
ID – approximately .2100 with a .0002” (.005mm) total tolerance
Grind length on ID approximately .375” (9.5mm)
Roundness .0001” max (.0025mm)
Finish 16 Ra (.4)
Resolution: A manufacturing process was developed to provide parts complete to the customer. The process is extremely repeatable and reliable, resulting in no part rejections by end user. Production requirements have continued to increase with virtually no lag in shipments. The customer has been awarded long-term, multi-year commitments for the project. Grinding discipline(s) that contributed to resolution: Precision Centerless, CNC Centerless (ID)
About MS Centerless Grinding www.msgrinding.com
In business for over 50 years, MS Centerless Grinding provides precision centerless and cylindrical grinding solutions to more than one thousand companies around the world. We work closely with our customers to solve the manufacturing challenges presented by today’s extraordinary rate of technological change.
We have gained competitive advantage in processing the demanding parts integral to new designs of the Aerospace, Defense, High-Tech and Medical industries by continually investing in leading technologies related to machinery, inspection and abrasives.
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M&S Centerless Grinding, Inc.
258 E. County Line Road
Hatboro, Pennsylvania, US 19040