Before

watch component before post-processing

After

Watch component after processing

Objective

To remove machine lines from the blanks

IndustryAutomotive
Part DescriptionAutomotive Key Blank
Fabrication Method CNC Machined
MaterialBrass and Nickel, Silver
Process TechnologyDeburr
Equipment TypeHigh Energy

Moving the equipment into the CNC cells minimized lead times on orders from several weeks to three days.  Considerably less handling was needed since the parts did not need to be moved around the manufacturing floor for additional steps.  They minimized their scrap significantly as well since batch sizes shrunk due to cellular processing.  If parts failed during testing a smaller amount of parts were required to be scrapped.

If you are unsure what equipment and media you require to achieve your desired surface finish, then send us your part, and we will evaluate it and provide you with a metrology report.