Turning Steel for the Pump Industry
At N.E.T. & Die, Inc., we operate highly advanced turning and milling equipment that enables us to machine large diameter components with exceptional finishes and tolerances. We manufactured the impeller ring highlighted here for a customer in the pump industry. Using ASTM grade A743 corrosion-resistant stainless steel, we turned the ring on our 6-axis Mori Seiki CNC lathe equipped with live tooling. This enabled us to form and finish the part in a single fixture and eliminate the need for secondary operations.
When completed, the part featured dimensions of 24.5" OD x 20.25" ID x 2.88" in thickness. In addition to upholding +.000"/-.001" tolerances, we were able to achieve a 32 surface finish, all from a single setup. Current production volume is 2 to 50 units in a three week time frame.
If you are interested in learning more about how our large diameter turning capacity can be a benefit to your next project, contact us today.
Turning Steel Project Highlights
- Product Description
- Impeller Ring
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- Mori Seiki SI-603 BMC/2000 w/6 axis live tooling
- Overall Part Dimensions
- Outer Diameter: 24.5"
Inner Diameter: 20.25"
- Tightest Tolerances
- Material Used
- Material: ASTM A743 CA40 420 Stainless Steel
- Material Finish
- 32 Surface Finish
- In process testing/inspection performed
- CMM Inspection
- Industry for Use
- Delivery / Turnaround Time
- 3 weeks
- Standards Met
- Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing