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Aerospace Manufacturing & Extrude Honing – Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered!

Aerospace Manufacturing & Extrude Honing – Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered!

The aerospace industry has very strict tolerances. Not only does safety have to be the highest priority, but these extremely tight tolerances need to be met to ensure proper operation. In addition, airlines are always competing for slight edges over the competition. With extrude honing services from Extrude Hone AFM, you can ensure that your components are properly machined and operating optimally to give your equipment the best performance possible.

Can extrude honing assist with making fuel/air nozzles flow evenly?

Yes, extrude honing can help make your air and flue nozzles flow evenly. At Extrude Hone AFM, we know that the holes drilled in the side walls can flow unevenly if they are not properly sized. With extrude honing, after several flow cycles you can see your fuel and air nozzles become more even in flow capability and size.

Can abrasive flow machining increase a cast impellor’s flow capacity?

Another way that Extrude Hone AFM can help with our abrasive flow machining process is to increase the flow capacity of your cast impellor. By polishing the cast surface of the blades on your impellor, you can create more efficient flow and create a more uniform match for all of the blades. For equipment that turns at a high rpm, this is especially useful.

How does Extrude Hone AFM control the amount of material that gets removed?

There are certain variables that Extrude Hone AFM considers when developing the process to machine your part. By adjusting the tooling, media flow pressure, and the viscosity and abrasive concentration of the media, we can easily control how much material is removed.

What are the dimensional tolerances that Extrude Hone AFM can work within?

At Extrude Hone AFM, we can actually adhere to military specs and adhere to extremely strict dimensional tolerances. In fact, we can meet tolerances within 1-ten thousandths of an inch, which is 0.00001. To give you a better understanding of how tight that tolerance is, a human hair is typically 0.003 to 0.004 in diameter. By examining the surface roughness at the start, inner dimensions of the passages, and type of material, we can hone in on exactly what is needed to meet your tolerances.

Interested in extrude honing for your process? Contact Extrude Hone AFM for a free quote!

If you are looking to utilizing abrasive flow machining for your aerospace manufacturing process, contact Extrude Hone AFM today! Since 1971, we have been a leading provider of extrude honing services and we would be happy to assist with your operations. Whether you are looking to increase the flow capacity of your cast impellor or make your fuel/air nozzles flow more evenly, Extrude Hone AFM can help! With our vast experience, there is no job too big or too small for our knowledgeable team, and we can even meet military tolerances. Contact us today at (562) 531-2976 to request your free quote!