Successful barrel rifling is dependent upon many factors. At MATWEST UK (LTD) we are always looking for ways to improve and increase the quality of our product and so the rifled finish. Rifling broach design constitutes many factors that have a direct correlation to the rifled finish such as broach sizing or material removal per cutting pass , clearances, tooth profile design, material specification and surface finish. The design of the broach workhead in conjunction with the broach tooling also allows us to control the quality of the finished rifling.
Our manufacturing processes are clearly set out in manufacturing instruction procedures to our production team. We use CMM inspection implemented at various critical stages throughout the manufacturing process to ensure the tools adhere to issued design information but we felt that an additional level of visual inspection was needed.
After speaking to various companies MATEST UK (LTD) have invested in Vision Engineering’s Lynx Eyepiece-less Stereo Inspection Microscope. With 7x – 40x magnification we are able to inspect our tools at exceptional levels of magnification to assess the cutting edge detail and overall finish.
The visual inspection procedure is also implemented to assess broach tools that have been returned to us for refurbishment. At such high levels of magnification we are able to easily identify damaged tools and blunt cutting edges and advise our customers accordingly.
MATWEST UK (LTD) is a progressive company continuously looking for ways to improve our end product and service and the latest acquisition of the Lynx Eyepiece-less Stereo Inspection Microscope has enabled us to add one further layer of quality control that will benefit our customers.
Vision Engineering’s Lynx Eyepiece-less Stereo Inspection Microscope With 7x – 40x magnification.