This assignment allowed us to use all our areas of expertise. Over a period of two to three months, we
machined 20 ‘large’ parts from S355J2+N or aluminium and produced 200 smaller components that we
assembled into the complete part. With our machines (with four claws), we were able to produce elements
from two halves. After each machining step, we checked the parts for hairline cracks using NDT techniques.
We delivered all our products together with a date of manufacture report. Because we could complete the
entire process ourselves, we provided the customer with a full-service solution enabling him to use the
product one on one.
This project was ideal for a turning/milling combination: the CTX 510. This machine made it possible to perform the entire turning and boring work on a single machine. Very efficient! We bored the tap holes and simultaneously milled the face, working with high precision within a 4/100 tolerance. Which is evident from the end product!read more
The challenge for this customer is that the rims must be as light yet as strong as possible. Moreover, the thin wall thickness (1.5 mm) does not make it easy to achieve the required tolerances. We analysed the drawings together with the students to determine the plans’ practicability. With tips and tricks, together we produced a final design. We were now ready to start machining! We turned the part and then milled the spokes from the turned part. The result: turned and milled rims made from solid aluminium.read more
This customer came to us with a developed prototype. They asked us to prepare the corresponding digital drawings and 3D files based on this prototype. We delivered a comprehensive set of drawings, optimised the prototype, including the surface treatment whereby we anodised the various parts in blue and black, and delivered a fully assembled product. A great example of our one-stop shop.read more
A drawing was prepared prior to every machining operation. At the drawing stage, we worked with the students to answer the question: ‘How feasible is this plan?’ This enabled us to further optimise the elements. The parts are rather thin walled, making it necessary to measure everything extremely precisely. In total, we delivered three plates and two bushings for this assignment. We completely milled the plates, while we turned, milled, assembled and finished the bushings. Every year, this housing and gearbox provide a great basis for the Electric Superbike Twente’s motorbike!
The part was entirely machined from solid material supplied by the customer in the form of a disc made from burned plate. We were now ready to start! The material was shaped through rough turning, annealing (in our own furnace) and subsequent 5-axis simultaneous milling. We chose 5-axis simultaneous milling because the required part had a double curved surface. After turning the fitting faces, the part was delivered to the customer. A great assignment for which we used many of our areas of expertise.read more