Modern Machine Shop

MAY 2018

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MODERN MACHINE SHOP 93 BETTER PRODUCTION Design for Manufacturability a quality product; we did so at nearly 25 percent less than other quotes and delivered just in time for Christmas demand," says Cory Homer, vice president of Profile Grinding. At the time of this writing, demand was expected to increase, and the shop was prepared to produce Gizmotron shafts at virtually any volume its new customer requires. Profile Grinding was founded as a centerless grinding specialist by Mr. Homer's great-grandfa- ther in 1945, but grinding expertise is no longer the shop's only asset. Approximately 60 percent of parts also move through milling, Swiss-type turning, or, most recently, multitasking mill-turn machines in advance of grinding. This niche in complete machining of ground parts made the shop a good fit for Mr. Kipness and his team. Previous vendors machined the part complete on Swiss-types, but turning was not enough by itself to ensure the shaft would spin true at speeds ranging to 5,000 rpm. The third vendor recognized the need for additional finishing to maintain ± 0.0002 inch runout, but it did not offer that service. Profile Grinding offered a single source for not only turning the part, but for doing so with an eye toward the critical finish- A part undergoes centerless grinding on a Cincinnati Milacron Cinco machine. PROFILING PARTING SPECIAL TOOLING BORING DOVETAIL FACE GROOVING FORM TOOLING 888 - THINBIT • 888-THINFAX • THINBIT.COM Made in the U.S.A. Since 1964

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