Customer: Southeast distributor of military hardware
Material: 6061 Aluminum black anodized
Part Description: Clamp component of a 13 piece assembly that mounts a night vision scope to an M-16 rifle.
Workcenters/Operation(s): This part has been machined on both our Tsugami BS-32 Swiss Screw Machine and our Nakamura WT-150 twin spindle, twin turret CNC lathe with live tooling. In each case the part was machined complete from round stock with no secondary operations. Each machine has a sub-spindle, live tooling, and a magazine bar feeder.
Notable : The capabilities of Swiss Screw Machines and CNC lathes with multiple turrets, multiple spindles, and live tooling have caused machine shops to rethink the processing of parts typically made in machining centers. In years past this part would probably have been processed in a machining center in several operations. Utilizing the live tooling capability of today’s lathes, Jewett found that the part could most efficiently be machined from round stock. The sub-spindle also allowed the part to be completed in a single machine with no secondary operations. The magazine bar feeder allows continuous and often unattended production, thus reducing cost and providing value to our customer.