Precision Parts: AccuPort 432® 
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The Challenge

An aerospace manufacturer is producing high quality precision parts for commercial, military, and space components made out of stainless steel. They are using an Okuma NXVA 4 axis VMC with 1,000 PSI (69 bar) coolant through the tool.

Using a total of 5 tools to produce their products created several problems for the customer. For example, they had to deal with elevated regrind and stocking fees, increased tool changes, and quality issues due to blending several tool operations. Additionally, the customer was also having a problem producing a quality port because of the required 10” (254 mm) reach and needed a better finish.

The AccuPort 432 was successful. Not only was the customer was able to significantly reduce their cycle time, but they also dramatically increased tool life. Therefore, the customer greatly decreased their cost of production.

Product: AccuPort 432
Objective: Reduce required tooling
Industry: Aerospace
Part: Precision parts
Material: Stainless steel

The Solution
The AccuPort 432 Port Contour Cutter
  • Holder: J1926-04-063F
  • Insert: J1926-02-05A
Measure Competitor AccuPort 432
  4 Tool Process
  • Spot tool
  • Drill
  • End mills (2 different sizes)
  • Special port form
  • 650 RPM
  • 0.006 IPR (0.152 mm/rev)
Cycle Time 18 min 41 sec 30 sec

The Advantages
The AccuPort 432 provided:
  • 97% cycle time decrease
  • Reduced required tooling