1997-05-12

High-Volume Deburring of Precision Automotive Components 971750

The challenge was to have small, machined fuel-control components with cross-holes absolutely burr-free; to the extent that any loose particulate would cause the final assembly to fail.
Parts are produced on multi-station Rotary Transfer Machining Centers and must be deburred at the rate of 3,600 per hour. Electro Chemical Deburring (ECD) was chosen because of its ability to selectively deburr features while leaving critical sealing surfaces untouched.
The goal was to automate the ECD process to achieve maximum efficiency with minimum operator input, while maintaining extremely close control.

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