Carlson has a full complement of surface finish gauges to measure and document the surface finish achieved. We also have a full complement of gauges to measure the diameter along the full length of the honed hole.
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Drilling is often not the hole (pun intended) journey for most manufactured parts. We provide many complementary services to save you lead-time and reduce supply chain complexity. From drilling, turning, honing, machining and more, ask us today how we can help with all your needs under one roof.
What is Honing?
The honing process is used to achieve a precision hole size and an improved surface finish. A honing machine is composed of fine grain abrasive stones which are attached to an expandable mandrel. The mandrel is then slowly rotated and oscillated inside the bore with an oil lubrication until the desired geometry is obtained. Honing is typically an operation that directly follows an ID drilling/boring process. It is intended to provide a smoother finish and it can improve the geometric form of the bore. The smaller the grain that is used, the smoother the finish will be. The improved shape of the bore after honing often results in a higher precision component.
Have a honing project?
- Hole sizes up to 20″ diameter
- Lengths up to 20 feet
- Tubing or drilled holes
- +/- 0.0005″ tolerance
- Surface finish as fine as 4RA
- Lifting capacity to 20 tons
- Gauge Pins
- Dial Bore Gauges
- Sonic Wall-Thickness Measurement
- Faro Arm Inspection
- Coordinate Measurment Machine
- In-Process Documentation
- SPC Capabilities
- PPAP Inspections Upon Request
- Part Storage & Inventory Management
- Manufacturing Process Development
- Trucking Pickup & Delivery