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Enhancing Precision Sand Castings through Machining

2024-04-15 11:58:04

Enhancing Precision Sand Castings through Machining

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Machining is Vital for Precision Sand Castings

Dongrun Casting's machining center plays a pivotal role in producing high-quality sand castings, essential for various industries like defense, aerospace, and automotive. In this piece, we delve into the significance of machining in refining critical features and improving tolerances for sand castings.

Understanding Machining's Impact

Sand casting, while versatile and cost-effective, often necessitates post-casting machining to meet stringent dimensional tolerances and surface finish requirements.

Key Benefits of Machining:

  1. Precision and Accuracy: Machining enables achieving precise dimensional tolerances and intricate geometries essential for meeting customer demands.

  2. Surface Finish: It allows for the creation of smooth surfaces, crucial for applications requiring high aesthetic standards or enhanced functionality.

  3. Feature Addition: Machining facilitates adding holes, threads, and intricate geometries specified in design requirements, not achievable through casting alone.

  4. Performance Optimization: By reducing friction and enhancing mechanical properties, machining leads to improved performance and durability.

Integration into Casting Design

During casting design, allowances are made for post-production processes like machining. A 'machining allowance' incorporated at the design stage ensures that the casting can be machined to exact specifications.

Execution Timing and Process

Machining occurs after fettling or heat treatment but before finishing processes like anodizing or painting.

Machining Processes Offered by Dongrun Casting

Dongrun Casting offers a comprehensive range of machining services, including turning, milling, grinding, and drilling, executed manually or using CNC.

  1. Turning: Used for operations like facing, drilling, boring, reaming, thread cutting, grooving, and knurling. Components are rotated while a cutting tool shapes them to desired specifications.

  2. Milling: Versatile process used to produce asymmetric features such as off-centered holes, slots, and square pockets. The component remains stationary while cutters rotate across its surface.

  3. Surface Grinding: Enhances dimensional accuracy and surface finish. Carborundum grinding wheels are used to grind the edges of castings to achieve precision flatness.

  4. Manual Drilling: Used to drill or tap holes into components, ensuring proper positioning using cast dimples or bespoke fixtures.

Expertise and Inspection at Dongrun Castings

Dongrun Castings boasts a skilled machining team and a wide array of machines, including live tooling and CNC machines, ensuring precise and efficient machining. Inspection, utilizing CMMs and mechanical gauges, ensures machining meets specified criteria, guaranteeing quality and accuracy in the final product.

Dongrun Casting have 20000 square meters facility houses and 200 production & test equipment, From quotation and tooling design to casting and finished machining, we  can work with you at every stage. We serves wide range of industries-from Fortune 500 corporations to small and midsize OEMs. Our products includes: Automotive&TruckingElectric Utility & Communications Metering SystemHydraulic IndustryMedical Devices LightingFuel and Gas PressureFurniture parts.

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