Modern Machine Shop

OCT 2018

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MMS OCTOBER 2018 102 BETTER PRODUCTION AUTOMATION motor brackets, impellers and covers. Addi- tionally, pumps are available in multiple-stage versions that, with every additional stage, gen- erate higher pressures. Workpiece materials are usually cast iron, bronze or 316 stainless steel, with diameters ranging from 2.5 to 14 inches. Tolerances for pump parts and components are often 0.0005 inch, and according to Mr. Tremain, the shop strives to get even tighter. Customers demand higher-pressure pumps that, in turn, require better leak control through tighter, more precise fits between parts. Before the multitasking machines, the shop relied on single-process turning machines and six-pallet horizontal machining centers with MTH Tool Co. President Tim Tremain (left) and crew leader and CNC machinist Dustin Wagner discuss a component for a freon pump. The pump components that MTH manufactures require multiple turning and machining operations, making its suite of Integrex multitasking machines from Mazak valuable by machining parts complete. Grooving s Turning s Boring s Threading s Parting Profiling s Form Tooling s Special Tooling s Face Grooving With over a million standard tools, we've got the "ings" covered. INTERNAL GROOVING INTERNAL FACE GROOVING INTERNAL THREADING EXTERNAL GROOVING EXTERNAL FACE GROOVING EXTERNAL THREADING

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