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CNC Haas Lathe – Set-up

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Bowden Teammate Arthur, on Haas Lathe

Bowden Manufacturing Teammate, Arthur Biddulph, showed his Ability to Learn as he completed his first set-up operation!

The set-up of a CNC machine is a critical aspect of the machining operation. Precision, attention to detail, and advanced knowledge of the machine is required to perform the set-up correctly. The operation was done using one of our CNC Haas Lathe Machines and was a set-up for a roughing operation on a customer part.

The particular part material is a Stainless Steel Super Duplex Grade Alloy, known as Ferralium. Super duplex grade alloys consist of 25% or more Chromium, which makes the metal extremely resistant to corrosion. For this reason, this particular material is used frequently in both marine and chemical applications.

Super Duplex Alloy Characteristics:

  • Twice design strength of other stainless steels.
  • Wide range of corrosion resistance to match application.
  • Good toughness down to minus 80 degrees Celsius.
  • Particular resistance to stress corrosion cracking.
  • Weldable with care in thick sections.
  • More difficult to form and machine than other steel alloys.

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Ferralium – Raw Material
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CNC Lathe Operation of Ferralium Part
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Starting to Take Shape

 

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Finished Ferralium Part

Preventative Maintenance: Its Worth the Time.

Here at Bowden Manufacturing we house nearly 50 CNC Machines. Like any car, a well tuned CNC Machine requires regular maintenance, oil and filter changes.

We understand the importance of keeping our machines in top condition. “A machine’s reliability, length of usefulness, and accuracy are linked directly to the attention and maintenance schedule that’s been bestowed on the particular equipment.”

Executing our well-defined Preventative Maintenance Plan routinely; aids in the avoidance of unnecessary downtime, lost production, late deliveries and expensive machine repairs. In the Machining industry issues and failure are inevitable. However, performing the scheduled Preventative Maintenance we have the ability to diagnose and treat potential problems before they become major issues.

 

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Haas Preventative Maintenance

  • Preventative Maintenance is good for the machine, your investment and your bottom line.
  • A machine’s reliability, length of usefulness, and accuracy are linked directly to the attention and maintenance schedule that’s been bestowed on the particular equipment.
  • This area is becoming as important as scheduling and quality considerations, especially in light of growing requirements for AS 9100 & ISO 9001 certification, as well as other industrial quality standards.

 

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