Amazing Super Heavy Shaft Machining Process – The World’s Largest Lathe in Operation

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With our staff ᴍᴀɴaging the entire process from beginning to end, Western Machine Works offers comprehensive shaft production while ensuring accuracy, product quality, and client satisfaction. Whatever the intricacy or stringent specifications, Western Machine Works can provide custom shafts that adhere to OEM standards, have ᴄʟᴏsᴇ tolerances, and are produced quickly. With an in-house engineering team, sᴋɪʟʟed machinists, and transportation services, we are able to provide affordable and quick shaft ᴍᴀɴufacturing so that your crucial shaft can be back in service by the project ᴅᴇᴀᴅline.

Understanding the application, operating circumstances, reason for previous shaft failures, and project needs, such as third-party approvals and testing, are the first steps in the shaft ᴍᴀɴufacturing process. The engineering team may recommend a design adjustment or other components to be built depending on the findings of the failure investigation.

The engineering team confirms and documents the shaft’s measurements, and if the OEM does not provide prints, they generate them themselves. To improve the perforᴍᴀɴce of the new shaft, additional strength calculations, bending calculations, and torsional stress calculations are also taken into account.

ᴍᴀɴufacturing the shaft then involves CNC turning. A bar of solid material like steel is attached to chucks and cut with specialized tools through a subtractive process. Subtractive processes such as cutting and grinding shape the shaft to the proper dimensions and tolerances. Grooves are made by machining operations like boring and drilling, which are used to attach gears to shafts. Specialized shafts may use different machining processes and require a specific material. Metallurgical analysis can be used to ensure the selected material fits the application.

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