We’re currently engineering 7 different profiled wire rollers.
Due to the hardness of the material these rollers require special tooling.
But the really challenging part is the complex profile shape and tight tolerances required.
Hard Part Turning
These wire rollers were hard part turned on one of our XYZ machining centers. Hard Turning is typically defined as the turning of a part harder than 45HRC on a CNC turning center. Special tooling is required and the tips we used on this job use man-made diamond.
Rolling is the technical process of transforming the cross section of a feed stock that passes through a set of rotationally symmetric tools called rolls. Besides shape, the rolling process also changes characteristics of the processed material such as strength, microstructure, and surface.
The 7 different rollers we’re engineering gradually get smaller in size to form the wire with the desired profile.
We have in house quality and inspection equipment. Our Shadowgraph is used to optically inspect the shape of a component and you can see one of the wire rollers being inspected against a technical drawing here.
The profile has a special shape that would otherwise be difficult to inspect.
We also have a CMM (coordinate measuring machine) which measures the geometry of physical objects and you can read more about that here.
Supporting the Wire Rolling Industry
B&B Precision have over 22 years experience working alongside Wire Manufacturers to produce a wide range of tooling. Working from your drawings, CAD or DXF files we can manufacturer complete components.
Common Components we make include: Feed Rolls, Guide Rolls, Drawing Dies, Coiling Points, Pulleys, Wire Guides, Pitch Spacers, Centre Mandrels and Turks Head Rolls.
We can work in a wide variety of materials and have a specialty in the Hard Turning of Cast Materials and Powder Met Steels. We also have our own in house metal spraying capabilities and can use our HVOF system to produce Tungsten Carbide Rolls in their entirety or repair worn and damaged parts back to side.
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