Let us help extrude hone in Pittsburgh PA and meet your exact specifications - guaranteed
When you need to smooth away manufacturing imperfections or enhance the geometry of an interior passage without exceeding blueprint specs, extrude honing with abrasive flow machining provides an ideal solution. After decades of experience, Extrude Hone AFM is a true expert in this process. No matter what you may need to extrude hone in Pittsburgh PA, we can tailor our process to your exact specs for reliable, repeatable results.
Now you might wonder: How the heck does extrude honing work?
Extrude honing works just like you might guess from the name: an abrasive media is extruded through the workpiece to hone the metal surfaces as it passes by. The end result is a sort of controlled erosion of the metal in the designated holes and passages of the work piece. We can make the process more aggressive for faster surface removal or less aggressive for fine polishing and removal of minute imperfections.
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 Pittsburgh PA?
The extrude hone process can be applied with great success to any kind of metal. It is simply a matter of choosing the right size of grit and the right properties of the polymer media to produce the desired result. Possible metals to extrude hone in Pittsburgh PA include:
- Super alloys
- Hardened metals
- And more
How long does the process take?
The answer to this question will depend on what you want to extrude hone in Pittsburgh PA and how fast you want to remove material from the workpiece. However, the process is certainly faster than hand finishing, porting, or deburring. 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?
The best way to answer this question is to call (562) 531-2976 or send us an email. Be sure to include a description of the part you want to extrude hone in Pittsburgh PA and the improvement you need to achieve so we can provide an accurate quote.