Celebrating 10 Years in China

facility-chinaPlease join us at Standby Screw in celebration of our plant’s tenth year in Guangzhou, China! This plant was started to ultimately meet the needs of customers for price reduction programs and to be able to compete in the global market.

This plant in China shares the same manufacturing expertise as our plant here in the United States.

All products that are manufactured overseas that have final destination in the United States are shipped directly to us in the States and go through our quality processing system.

We’re proud to call Guangzhou a second home for our quality manufacturing!

Machine Spotlight: Centerless Grinders

Photo from Tohshin-Inc.
Photo from Tohshin-Inc.

Centerless grinding is a machining process that removes material from a workpiece with abrasive cutting. Do you know the difference between centerless and centered grinding?

Centerless grinding does not use a spindle or fixture to locate and secure the workpiece. Instead the workpiece is secured between two rotary grinding wheels, where the speed of rotation determines the rate at which material is removed from the workpiece itself.

This type of grinding is generally favorable because it is efficient and time and cost-saving.

There are three forms of centerless grinding: Through-feed, end-feed, and in-feed.

What do you use centerless grinding machines for?

Machine Spotlight: Broaching

135162095What is broaching?
Broaching is a machining process that uses a broach, a toothed tool, to remove material. This can happen with a linear broach or a rotary broach, however linear broaches are more common and used in broaching machines.

When is broaching used?
When precision-machining is required or when odd shapes need to be created, broaching is used for high-quality production.

What does a broach look like?
A broach resembles a saw and contains three sections: one for roughing; one for semi-finishing; and one for finishing. Because all of these sections are built into the broach, no complex or skilled labor is required to use the machine.

When does broaching work best?
Softer materials are more conducive for the broaching process. These materials include: brass, copper alloys, bronze, aluminum, hard rubbers, wood, plastic, composites, and more.

 

What do you use the broaching machining process for?

Machine Spotlight: Hobbing

Have you ever heard of “hobbing?” This process is very important to us at Standby Screw as it is most well-known for cutting gears. It is an accurate and relatively inexpensive cutting process. Here’s what else this process and the hobbing machine can accomplish:

Hobbing_machine

-Cutting Splines

-Cutting Sprockets

-Creates Spur & Helical Gears

 

Today, these machines are referred to as “hobbers” and are fully-automated and come in different sizes because they can produce anything from tiny to very large gears.