Machining & Grinding of a Hole Location Gage for the Automotive Industry
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As specialists in close tolerance machining, building tools that support our customers' precision manufacturing operations is something we do every day here at Toolcraft, LLC. We manufactured the hole location gage pictured here for use in an automotive industry application.
Production of this gage highlights many of our precision machining capabilities. In addition to tightly controlled turning and milling operations to form the curves, contours, and angular features, we used multiple grinding techniques to meet the surface and tolerance requirements. In addition to surface and cylindrical grinding equipment, our jig grinder was used to meet the geometrical tolerance of +/-.0001" and finishes as required.
Constructed from A2 steel hardened to RC58-60, this gage featured finished dimensions of 3.78" in length, 5.28" in width, and 0.500" in thickness. Intensive inspection confirmed that we met the +/-.0001" tolerance requirement. After application of a black oxide finish, we shipped it to the customer, where it enables reliable verification of hole location in their production operations.
Our ability to meet stringent engineering requirements gained us the loyalty of this customer, who relies on us for all of their tight tolerance projects. If you are interested in learning more about this project or have a similar one, contact us today, we would welcome an opportunity to discuss it with you.
Hole Location Gage Project Highlights
- Project Name
- Hole Location Gage
- Project Description
- This gage is used to check the hole location in production.
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
- CNC Turning
- CNC Milling
- Jig Grinding
- Surface Grinding
- Cylindrical Grinding
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- Lathe, Mill, Jig Grinder, Surface Grinder, Cylindrical Grinder
- Overall Part Dimensions
- .500" Thick x 3.78" x 5.28"
.375" Dia x ¾"
- Tightest Tolerances
- Material Used
- A2 Steel RC 58-60
- Material Finish
- Black Oxide
- Industry for Use
- Delivery/Turnaround Time
- 4 weeks
- Delivery Location
- South Carolina
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