Pistons are made from aluminium with high silicon content, resulting in a very abrasive material. Machining such material requires high wear resistant tooling, such as cutters and inserts made of PCD.
YOUR MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES
- Reducing cycle times for grooving applications.
- Achieving reliable and efficient production when roughing the piston axis bore.
- Finishing the piston axis bore while maintaining quality, productivity and reliability requirements.
- Copying the face with maximum productivity and reliability. Ensuring high productivity during turning of the outer diameter and face.
1 - Grooving applications
|Your Challenge:|| ||Reducing cycle times for grooving applications.|
|Our Solution:|| ||With a top clamp and serrated contact surfaces between the insert and tool holder, Secoloc insert clamping provides the MDT system with superb stability, which is then further enhanced through the use of long inserts. The Seco-Capto interface adds tremendous flexibility, and the ability to move to full automation by adding electronic data chips to the toolholders. PCD grooving inserts provide the highest metal removal rates for this application. Your benefits include robust performance, high process security and shorter cycle times.|
|Product:|| ||Seco-CaptoTM MDT Grooving Tool|
2 - Roughing the piston axis bore
|Your Challenge:|| ||Achieving reliable and efficient production when roughing the piston axis bore.|
|Our Solution:|| ||Tailored for semi-finishing of piston axis bores, this custom tool incorporates ISO/ANSI positive PCD inserts for maximum material removal rates. Through coolant holes and polished chip flutes offer optimal chip evacuation and optimize tool life. Your benefits include long, reliable tool life and a productive application.|
|Product:|| ||Boring Tool|
3 - Finishing the piston axis bore
|Your Challenge:|| ||Finishing the piston axis bore while maintaining quality, productivity and reliability requirements.|
|Our Solution:|| ||To allow for high cutting speeds while maintaining accuracy, the Bifix PCD reamer uses a PCD reaming blade and multiple guide pads to maintain stability. The PCD-tipped blade provides long tool life and excellent surface finishes. Your benefits include highly productive precision machining with lower production costs.|
|Product:|| ||BifixTM PCD Reamer|
4 - Copying the face and turning of the outer diameter and face
|Your Challenge:|| ||Copying the face with maximum productivity and reliability. Ensuring high productivity during turning of the outer diameter and face.|
|Our Solution:|| ||The flexible Seco-Capto quick change turning head system reduces tool change times and can be error-proof modified for mass production applications. Offering highly rigid and accurate performance, the system also enables full automation of presetting by adding electronic data chips to the tool holders. Additionally, using ISO/ANSI PCD 20 inserts maximizes chip removal rate for this application. Your benefits include reliable accuracy and increased efficiency.|
|Product:|| ||Seco-CaptoTM Turning Tool|
Case Studies: Piston
AUTOMOTIVE AND GENERAL ENGINEERING INSPIRATION THROUGH INNOVATION NOVEMBER 09, 2022