Have a part to extrude hone in Charlotte NC? We can meet your exact specs, guaranteed.
Extrude honing, or abrasive flow machining, is an extremely versatile process that can be used to enhance the geometry and surface finishes of all kinds of metal products. When it’s time for you to extrude hone in Charlotte NC, be sure you turn to the pros at Extrude Hone AFM for expert help and reliable, repeatable results.
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. Basically, we are producing controlled erosion with our equipment, using larger abrasive particles for rapid erosion and aggressive surface removal and smaller particles for finer polishing.
Why should I choose Extrude Hone AFM?
The number one reason to choose Extrude Hone AFM is our experience. We actually pioneered some of the first automotive applications of the extrude hone process in the 1970s, and we have been perfecting this process ever since. Drawing on our ample experience, we can achieve highly precise, repeatable results no matter how demanding your specs may be. We have experience with the unique needs of many different industries including:
- Additive manufacturing
- Dies and molds
- EDM recast removal
- Food processing
- Turbines and pumps
What metals can I extrude hone in Charlotte NC?
Any 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. Some of the materials we extrude hone in Charlotte NC include:
- Super alloys
- Hardened metals
- And more
How long does the process take?
The amount of time required to extrude hone in Charlotte NC really depends on the specs of your project and the cutting rate that you wish to achieve. However, the process is certainly faster than hand finishing, porting, or deburring. We have a huge stock of polymers and abrasive grits on hand so that prepping the media won’t add any delays to the process.
What will it cost?
The best way to answer this question is to call (562) 531-2976 or send us an email. Let us know a bit about your needs including what you want to extrude hone in Charlotte NC and we will give you a cost estimate and timeline to work with.