There is a new technology that enables makers of products with bored holes to acheive accuracies measured in millionths -- even "fix" bore geometries. It also enables high process capabilties (Cpk
), all in automated, high-thoughput production.
The technology really isn't new, per se. Conventional honing has been hiding in plain sight for 70 years, quietly and continuously being improved, refined and automated to make it accessible and capable for 21st century parts requirements. Click here to continue reading in Aerospace Engineering.