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    Manual tube bending speed control

    I have a manual tube bending operation at my shop. We have extreme inconsistencies in the material alone, (Hast X) as far as the tube wall thickness and material hardness. Unfortunately this program is set to be removed from the OEM program and only be an overhauled item in the next 2 yrs, which...
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    Making SS Shims on EDM

    I was thinking about this method as well, but not sure how it is done. I was looking at metallurgical lapping machines, but they aren't really setup to do what I need as far as I can tell. Do you happen to have an example of the type of equipment?
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    Making SS Shims on EDM

    Unfortunately you all are telling me everything I feared. The problem I have is that I have limited equipment and limited resources. (We don't have a lot of skill in house by way of machining) We have always done very little machining and we would buy all of our details and work the parts up...
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    Making SS Shims on EDM

    The problem is that this is for aircraft parts, both military and commercial OEM. I doubt they would go for the laminated.
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    Making SS Shims on EDM

    Here is a thought I am having. We need to make specialty shims for fuel nozzles. We want the shims to be in .001" increments starting at .020" up to .032" thicknesses. My thought was to machine the ID and OD of 347SS bar stock to size using 6" longs chunks. Then slice the shims off using WEDM...
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