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Objective

Automate an improved performance ultra polish surface system for enhanced operation

IndustryAutomotive
Part DescriptionHigh Performance Engine Valves
Fabrication MethodGround
MaterialSteel Alloys
Process TechnologyAutoHone, MicroTech
Equipment TypeAutohone,Drag finisher

Special engine valves for racing motors require a super polish on the stems and seats in order to improve performance. Conventional Cylindrical grinding can achieve single digit Ra values but not enough for this customer’s specifications. Bel Air designed a special media for a dry process in an automated AutoHone machine. This replaced expansive and inconsistent hand polishing with a totally automated system and reaching Ra 1-2 uin surfaces in a totally cylindrical shape.

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.