Superabrasive Machining Technology

With reductions in part costs, Holroyd's Edgetek superabrasive machining technology is reducing the cycle times for producing automotive parts manufactured from sintered metals. Its CBN technology is cutting consumable parts costs by up to 70 percent per component, the company says. Although valued for their homogeneous and stress-free composition, materials that have undergone the sintering process are notoriously difficult to machine and are totally unsuitable for conventional turning.

With reductions in part costs, Holroyd's Edgetek superabrasive machining technology is reducing the cycle times for producing automotive parts manufactured from sintered metals. Its CBN technology is cutting consumable parts costs by up to 70 percent per component, the company says.

Although valued for their homogeneous and stress-free composition, materials that have undergone the sintering process are notoriously difficult to machine and are totally unsuitable for conventional turning.

The machines are designed to manufacture rotors and impellers, medical instruments, hand tools and many other hard items. They can be tailored by Holroyd to suit specific applications; supplied as a complete turnkey solution or as part of a manufacturing cell.