Spline Cutting of Stainless Steel Gimbal Journal
Using our expertise in CNC machining, we were able to manufacture a very complex component for a customer in the homeland security industry. The most important feature of the part is the 24 teeth of the splines on all four shafts of the piece. It was very important that the spline cutting process held the required tolerance, so the journal would be compatible with previously produced internal splines on its mating part. Prior to cutting the splines, the stainless steel was heat treated to the H1100 condition. The spline cutting for the journal gimbal was performed on our gear shaping machine, while additional machining was performed using our lathe and milling machines. Passivation was performed on the part adhering to MIL-S-5002C, Type II. The journal gimbal was then delivered to Maryland for installation and use. See more details.
CNC Milling & Turning of an Aluminum Gimbal Mounting Adapter
A customer in the homeland security industry also turned to us to custom manufacture a mounting adapter for a very complex piece of machinery. This gimbal mounting adapter was machined out of 7075 aluminum using both our Mazak CNC and Kitamura CNC to execute the necessary milling and turning. Per the CAD and print drawing specifications, our machinists held a +.002"/-.000" tolerance to ensure the proper installation and positioning of the component within the larger assembly. The mounting adapter was anodized per MIL-C-5541B: Chemical Conversion Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys to provide additional corrosion protection. The part was then shipped to Maryland for installation. See more details.