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Hydraulics & AFM: Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Hydraulics & AFM: Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

If you work in the hydraulic industry, you may be wondering how extrude honing can assist you. You’ll be happy to know that extrude honing can actually play a large role in improving the performance of your hydraulic components and equipment.

Wondering all about extrude honing and hydraulics? Extrude Hone AFM has you covered! Keep reading to get answers to frequently asked questions regarding extrude honing and hydraulics.

Can Extrude Hone AFM deburr multiple intersections in a hydraulic valve body?

If you have a component like a hydraulic valve that has a variety of intersection holes or various sizes, rest assured! At Extrude Hone AFM, we can easily deburr multiple intersections in a hydraulic valve body, regardless if the size of the holes is different. Our process utilizes a fixture that directs the flow of media through the workpiece to establish a flow path so holes ca be deburred simultaneously.

How is the amount of material removed controlled by Extrude Hone AFM?

At Extrude Hone AFM, we have a process that can be completely customized to control how much material is removed. The main variables that we alter are the media flow pressure, tooling, and the abrasiveness and concentration of the media that is being passed through a workpiece.

What dimensional tolerances can Extrude Hone AFM hold?

At Extrude Hone AFM, we can meet very tight dimensional tolerances. In fact, we can actually hold tolerances within one ten-thousandths of an inch. This is equivalent to .00001. A human hair is typically between .003 and .004 inches in diameter, which tells you how precise our process is.

How do you remove the media from all those internal holes and passages?

Through our extrude honing process, we remove media from internal holes and passages with a gentle blast of shop air. After that, we rinse and flush with a solvent to get the parts completely clean.

Contact Extrude Hone AFM today for any other questions or to obtain a quote for our services!

Let’s face it, hydraulic components are already complicated themselves, but when you add another layer like extrude honing into the mix the process can become even more complicated. Thankfully, Extrude Hone AFM is here to help with all of your extrude honing needs when it comes to your hydraulic equipment. With over 50 years of experience, we are here to answer your questions and perform quality extrude honing services on your hydraulic components. Give us a call today at (562) 531-2976 to obtain a quote.

To learn more about the reliable and quality extrude honing and abrasive flow machining services that we offer, visit us on the web at Extrude Hone AFM.