Original Date: 03/16/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Best Practice : Surface Finishes and Deburr Criteria
Strite prides itself in its ability to manufacture precise, high quality, complex parts. Typical manufacturing materials include a wide variety of alloys, synthetics, plastics, and ceramics. Some of these parts require surface flatness tolerances and finish specifications that are difficult or impossible to achieve with conventional machining methods. Strite relies on its competent, dedicated workforce; its corporate knowledge base; and its state-of-the-art machine tools to solve difficult manufacturing, mechanical, and metallurgical problems which few others will attempt.
Strite’s corporate knowledge base covers manufacturing processes from numerous industries (e.g., aerospace, defense, electro-optical, biomedical, automotive, communication satellite). Using this knowledge, the company can produce exact, close tolerances on complex precision parts. The company also uses a repeatable, well-defined, quality control system to maintain the highest level of quality throughout the manufacturing process. Special tooling and gauging along with a well trained, dedicated workforce enables Strite to maintain its leadership in the manufacture of small to medium-sized components. Because of the size and shape of these components, Strite developed special tooling and skills to machine surface finishes. The company can produce an optical flat surface finish of N1 (mirrorlike and flatness of one light band). This type of flatness eliminates costly seals by allowing a metal-to-metal seal. Strite can also deburr small holes and surfaces, both internally and externally, on complex shapes. Many times, the deburring process requires detailed hands-on attention by the operator, so as not to change the shape or mar the surface finish of the machined part. This attention to detail ensures that the finished parts manufactured by Strite meet all of the acceptance requirements of its customers.
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