The average human hair measures between .003” and .006”. Now picture a 50” OD with a +/-.001 tolerance. Impressive, correct? Now consider that a 5 degree temperature difference between the part and the piece of inspection equipment used to measure it would throw off the reading by about .0015.
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Investing in Quality: Calibrated Gages
A master woodworker does not use a beat up yardstick while crafting a beautiful table. A world class clothier doesn’t eye ball your body before crafting an exquisite suit. A 4-star chef will use precise tools to measure ingredients to repeat a spectacular recipe. Why would you trust your precision metal work to a shop who didn’t invest in properly calibrated gages and a staff trained to use them correctly?
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We’ve all done it. You check a bore, an OD, or any feature, make your adjustment, push start and experience that sinking sensation in your gut as you go to check the result. It’s bad. It’s out of tolerance. If you’re lucky, you just have to adjust and cut it again. If you’re really unlucky, you crash the machine and the rest of your day is spent trying to recover.
In today’s competitive market, offering your customers value-added solutions allows them to reduce costs and increase capacity. Providing more complete parts in less steps creates a streamlined manufacturing process.
When you’re searching for a contract machining partner to supply the critical parts you need, how can you best determine the supplier(s) that will be able to meet your quality requirements? What questions should you be asking to separate the best from the rest?
Bardons & Oliver Contract Machining can handle raw material up to a 7′ cube.
Dimensions: 53” long x 37” OD x 21.5” ID Weight: 3,100 lbs.
Bardons & Oliver’s RH Flex Line provides flexibility when pair with FANUC Robotics. As a FANUC Robotics integrator, we’re capable of providing a tailored system for specific requirements. Our equipment reduces operating costs and is capable of running unattended for hours. Whether you’re processing straight cut-offs or cut-offs with chamfers and bores, the Flex Line is an excellent machine to give your company the competitive advantage. Bardons & Oliver’s Flex Line offers the largest thru bore options in the industry. Our through bores range from 4.50” up to 13.00” and can process tubing as small as .625” and up to 13.00” with varying wall thicknesses.
Bardons & Oliver is currently building a machine tool specifically for the hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder market. One of our many customers producing hydraulic cylinders purchased a B&O 2SC-850 fully automated CNC Machining System. The machines highlights include a FANUC CNC Control, a Renishaw probe system, live tooling with thru-tool coolant, and large capacity thru bore (8.50” diameter). The spindle system boasts 1,600 maximum rpm and 50 max horsepower spindle motor.