Our customer is a main supplier of various components to the US Recreational Vehicule industry. He has approached us after researching options for on-machine deburring to assist him with several cross hole deburring applications on one of their high volume manifold parts, that are produced in several configurations.
Up to now, the burrs of the manifold holes had been removed by thermal / explosive deburring as a secondary operation off the machine.
Upon review with HEULE engineering, it was determined that deburring these intersects would be possible with a front cut only and back cut only COFA-X tool. This solution was presented to the customer, and they were onboard. They had requested assistance of HEULE to complete initial testing at HEULE facilities and provided non-deburred parts for process development.
The customer has replaced a costly external secondary operation (thermal deburring). He is excited to further tweak the program as needed and install additional standard tools on this part process to have a fully complete part coming off the machine, saving initial manual deburring as well as sending out for secondary processing.
The customer stated that the tools did exactly what he wanted them to do and from time of reviewing initial test results performed at HEULE to testing on site at his facility, appreciated us helping him prove out the process he has been searching for a solution to.
Upper image: Resultat of BCO (Back cutting only) tool
Lower image: Resultat of FCO (Front cutting only) tool