CNC TURNING OF STEEL CHUCK SHAFT FOR THE OPTICAL INDUSTRY

CNC TURNING OF STEEL CHUCK SHAFT FOR THE OPTICAL INDUSTRY

A client based out of Boston contacted Imperial Carbide, Inc. to manufacture a chuck shaft for use in an optical application. On seeing the customer-supplied blueprint (which specified for an overall part dimension of 2.188″, a length of 10.392″, and product volume of 50 units), we knew that our experience in CNC turning and surface grinding would quickly carry the day.

Employing a Doosan Puma 240M CNC lathe, we were able to machine the 86L20 Steel to the rough part dimensions as required. After heat treating the part to 58 Rockwell, the part was processed with a Myford OD-ID grinder, a state-of-the-art machine that has the ability to grind diameters concentric within a mere .0001″. Upon completion of the grinding process, the part went to the Sodick AQ537L wire EDM, where we were able to finish the chuck shaft, made to the customer’s specification, with a total weight of 3.60 lbs. and a tolerance tightness of ±.0002″. Hard work and high technology are our twin trades, and by the end of the contract, our client was convinced they had made the right choice to purchase their tooling from us. For further information about Imperial Carbide and our manufacturing capabilities, please contact us at 814.724.3732, or continue browsing our website.

Project Highlights for Custom CNC Turning of Steel Chuck Shaft

Product Description

We manufactured this chuck shaft utilizing the live tooling on our lathe for a more efficient production process, achieving production in fewer operations.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

CNC Turning

  • Utilized Live Tooling for Milling Features

Wire EDM

  • Wired Dimensions within .0002

Surface Grinding

  • Grind Diameters Concentric Within .0001″
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
DOOSAN PUMA 240M Lathe
SODICK AQ537L Wire EDM
MYFORD OD-ID Grinder
Overall Part Dimensions

O.D.: Ø2.188
Length: 10.392

Tightest Tolerances

±.0002″

Material Used

86L20 Steel

Max Material Finish

# 8 RMS

In process testing/inspection performed

First Article, CMM Inspection

Estimated Part Weight

3.60 LBS

Industry for Use

Optical

Volume

50

Turn Around Time

4 Weeks

Delivery Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Standards Met

Customer supplied specifications:
Blueprint

Product Name

Chuck Shaft

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