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Engineering of Workholding Solution for a Turbine Casting for the Automotive Industry

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B&J Specialty, Inc. engineering department is staffed with people committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions that meet the parameters of their design and build standards. Utilizing advanced solid modeling software along with precision calibrated digital scanning equipment, we assisted a customer in the automotive industry engineer a workholding solution for use in finish machining a turbine casting.

Careful part preparation is crucial to the accuracy of solid model data creation, so we cleaned the existing turbine and applied a Magnaflux spray to ensure part integrity. We utilized our high resolution optical scanning equipment to generate high accuracy measurements of the intricate contours, complex angles. Working with the customer-defined tolerances, we employed parametric modeling techniques to derive a watertight solid 3D model that would enable development of an effective workholding solution, as well as tool and die components for this multi-faceted part.

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Highlights of this Workholding Engineering and Design Project

Engineering & Design Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
3D Scanning
  • Prep Part
    • Clean in wash tank
    • Spray with Magna Flux
  • Calibrate Digital Scanning Camera
  • Scan Part
Parameters
  • Determine Tolerances
  • Establish Lead times
  • Data output to Customer
    • Parasolid Model
    • STL Scan Data
Rapid Form 3D Model Scan Data
  • Import STL Scan
  • Employ Parametric Modeling Techniques to derive a watertight solid 3D model
  • Export model in desired format
    • Parasolid (x_T)
    • IGES
    • STEP
Industry for Use
Casting – Automotive
Delivery/Turnaround Time
Less than a week
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
Product Name
Blue Light Scanning

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