CNC Milling of a Ductile Iron Brake Adapter Assembly
The brake adapter highlighted here exemplifies our ability to manufacture precision CNC machined products and provide value added services. Composed of D65-45-12 ductile iron, this product utilized our precision CNC milling capabilities and included operations such as drilling, tapping, boring, and straddle milling. Our CNC 4 axis horizontal machining center features an incoming conveyor, robot load/unload, and a pack out robotic conveyor.
The customer supplied drawings called out dimensions of 8.5" in length and width, 1.25" in height, with tolerances of ±0.002". This high volume production run (180k per year) required the use of a comprehensive quality control system including inspection gauges, a vision inspection system, inspection of threads and bolt presence, and function gauge checks.
To assist the customers manufacturing process, parts are shipped with bolts that cannot fall out during shipping; this eliminated one operation at the customer plant. To learn more about this project, or the processes used to manufacture it, see the table below or contact us directly.
Highlights of this Precision CNC Machined Project
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||Ductile Iron Brake Adapter Assembly
|Precision CNC Machining Capabilities Applied/Processes
|Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
7 axis flex machine cell
Automated bolt driver
Pack out Robot/conveyor
|Overall Part Dimensions
||D65-45-12 Ductile Iron
|In process testing/inspection performed
||Inspection of Threads and Bolt Presence
Functional Gage Checks
|Industry for Use
||90,000 pairs per year
||Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing