Nitro Manufacturing Fixes the Hole Problem
Nitro Manufacturing operator Nick Nowakowski is a big fan of the BIG Kaiser Mega Synchro Tapping Holder, model BBT30.
Nitro Manufacturing, LLC, a CNC milling shop in Hamburg, N.Y., is known for its specialty in industrial valves. They’ve developed a reputation for being able to promptly deliver extremely precise components with tight tolerances and lots of holes. But not long ago, they ran into a job that gave them fits.
Here’s a quick snapshot:
This part required tapping titanium (6al-4v) with a 4-40 tap, a blind hole at .350” deep.
Job: 300 individual work pieces, 11 holes per component
Operation: Tapping a blind hole at .350 inches deep
Material: Titanium (6al-4v) with a 4-40 tap
Problem: Snapping and jamming taps
Production rate prior to solution: 15 pieces, or 165 individual holes per tap prior to breakage or jam, at peak production
Tap cost per job prior to solution: $1,000 per job run
Solution: Mega Synchro Tapping Holder from BIG Daishowa
Production Rate after solution: 200 pieces, or 2,200 individual holes per tap
Tap cost per job with Mega Synchro: $25 per job run
How does it work? The Mega Synchro Tapping Holder has a unique feature that compensates for synchronization errors during rigid tapping. It improves thread quality and tool life by reducing thrust loads caused by synchronization errors by as much as 90 percent.
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