Machine Safely with Hands off Operation.

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Delapena delivers honing machines with a stable, safe process that requires little or no operator intervention! Not so long ago honing engineers would hold up their hands to show missing fingers to demonstrate how they mastered their craft. In the modern, legislated world, that’s clearly unacceptable which makes the fact that most honing is still done ‘hands-on’ unbelievable! Delapena has addressed this issue by introducing machines designed with fail-safe, interlocking guarding, to remove hands from the work area. This means that operators are no longer interacting with the spindle directly when in motion and the component is no longer guided …

Precision Ceramics Machining Solved

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In recent years the use of Advanced Ceramics in support of electrical, optical, and magnetic component applications in the aerospace, semiconductor and oil and gas industries has increased significantly. The increased surface hardness properties of the newer grade materials have resulted in a challenge for machining processes. The current process for machining materials like ceramics involves traditional internal grinding process. However, as engineers pushed the boundaries of the applications where Ceramics are used, tolerances achieved through these processes have begun to fall short of expectations. To address harder materials like Ceramics Delapena invested heavily in a new abrasive sintering manufacturing process.  This …

Delapena’s Focus on Honing Application Performance Delivers 85% Improvement

Richard Arthur Honing News, News

In recent years Ceramics, Chrome and Carbide have provided a challenge for the Honing process due to the increased surface hardness properties of the newer grade materials. To address these harder materials Delapena invested in a state of the art sintering manufacturing process to develop a new range of super abrasive bonds with great success. Proof positive of this success came when a customer asked us to help trouble shoot their process for honing of hard chrome cylinder liners. The customer was using a Delapena Powerhone to resize the Chrome plating in a cylinder using a conventional Silicon Carbide abrasive. The downside to …