CNC Milling and Turning of a Spherical Band for the Bearing and Linear Motion Industry

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Project Description

As an industry leading supplier of precision components to the bearing and linear motion industries, Thuro Metal Products, Inc. was contracted to manufacture a family of spherical bands used in pillow blocks for an industrial automation application. The open-style item pictured is one of twelve variants, which ranged in size from Ø 1 1/8″- 3 1/2″ and band width of 7/8″ to 2 3/8″.

Our engineers determined that utilizing our multi-tasking CNC mill/turn machinery equipped with live tooling would be a high-value method of fabricating these steel components to within tight ±.001″ tolerances. We used a secondary operation to form the slots, and developed a special mass finishing process to efficiently deburr and polish the components without deforming the thin walled sections.

As a strategic supplier for this family of components, we were able to offer the customer attractive pricing and the convenience of consolidating their sourcing to ensure timely delivery to their facility in Mexico, ready for final assembly.

Thuro has extensive experience in supplying components including sleeves, guide rings, end rings, trunnions, and pillow blocks to the bearing and linear motion Industry. If you would like more information about this project or our expert range of services, contact us today.