Extrude Hone in San Jose CA

Have a part to extrude hone in San Jose CA? We can meet your exact specs, guaranteed.

Relatively few metal parts come right off the assembly line in perfect condition. Fortunately, imperfections large and small can be removed using extrude honing, aka abrasive flow machining. Extrude Hone AFM is here to help you with any part you need to extrude hone in San Jose CA, whether it be a single automotive part in need of porting or an entire slew of EDM parts in need of recast removal.

Now you might wonder…

…How the heck does extrude honing work?

A polymer media carrying an abrasive grit is pushed through the workpiece by a hydraulic ram, causing the media to be extruded through the holes and passages in the workpiece. The grit hones all surfaces of the metal passages as it goes by--hence the name extrude hone. In essence, extrude honing produces controlled erosion, grinding away imperfections. The technique can be used aggressively to enlarge passages or delicately for fine polishing.

Why should I choose Extrude Hone AFM?

AFM ProcessExtrude Hone AFM is a nationally recognized leader in this technology, having pioneered some of the first automotive applications in the 1970s. We have a thorough understanding of this process and we can achieve highly precise and repeatable results no matter how demanding your specs may be. We can assist with virtually any industry application of extrude honing including:

What metals can I extrude hone in San Jose CA?

AFM ProcessAFM ProcessAny kind of metal can be extrude honed to your desired specs. The key is to choose the right type of grit, the ideal viscosity of media to carry that grit, and the proper temperature, flow, and pressure conditions to achieve the result you want. Possible metals to extrude hone in San Jose CA include:

  • Titanium
  • Iconel
  • Super alloys
  • Hardened metals
  • Aluminum
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • And more

How long does the process take?

The answer to this question will depend on what you want to extrude hone in San Jose CA and how fast you want to remove material from the workpiece. But, we can definitely say that extrude honing is faster than finishing a piece by hand. It’s more affordable too. While shipping your parts to and from our shop will add time to the process, ordering the polymers won’t because we keep a large selection on hand.

What will it cost?

For a quote on your project, please contact us online or call (562) 531-2976. Be sure to include a description of the part you want to extrude hone in San Jose CA and the improvement you need to achieve so we can provide an accurate quote.