Virtual Booth Tour

Welcome to our booth!

We created a virtual booth tour from IMTS 2016 to showcase our capabilities.

Everyone on the team is excited to be here together in Chicago to share the latest developments in Manufacturing Technologies. We are proud to present to you our newest programs and developments of our Engineering and Application team. Whether you are able to visit us in person to talk about your deburring challenges, or you’re taking a virtual tour to learn more, thanks for stopping by!

Weiler is leading the way for deburring processes. We’re excited to announce our newest program, Weiler Process Solutions (WPS). Backed by over 150 years of combined engineering experience, the WPS program is designed to provide customers with application assistance and process development solutions to address their tough cleaning, machining, deburring and finishing challenges. The industry-leading experience of the Weiler engineering team and the WPS program are supported by an innovative in-house lab. Learn more about WPS here. 

This week at IMTS, Weiler is presenting many exciting developments in our deburring capabilities. We are showcasing our Nylox line of brushes for tough automated deburring applications. Engineered for quality and consistent performance, Nylox products feature a high degree of compliance, allowing them to conform to parts with complex shapes and reducing the need for ultra-precise programming or fixturing. We even brought a machine with us so you can see our deburring capabilities in action. Throughout our booth we have various deburred pieces so you can see for yourself how we are helping customers.

Automotive Transmission Valve Body

We’d like to start off by showing you this example of Weiler’s Burr Rx shell mill disc brushes being used to deburr an aluminum automotive transmission valve body.

By utilizing Weiler’s Burr Rx technology, we’re able to significantly reduce cycle time and consumable costs. This application is done dry, but the Weiler Burr Rx products are also capable of being run in multiple types of coolant, including synthetic, semi-synthetic and oil.

In this example, the brush was run at a surface speed of 2500 surface feet per min, a traverse rate of 62 inches per min, and a .080 depth of interference.

Turbine Blade

Next, we have another example of Weiler’s PVC precision shell mill backed brushes. In this particular application, we are focusing on removal of a very heavy Class 4 burr on the end of the fir tree root on a very large aerospace turbine blade.

In order to get maximum burr removal in this application, we are utilizing Weiler’s Burr Rx technology which is the industry standard for speed and efficiency in deburring applications.

The material of this turbine blade is a proprietary nickel and cobalt-based composite alloy. The brush used in this application was a 4 inch 80-grit Burr Rx filament running at 3200 SFPM, traverse rate of 44 inches per min, and a 0.100 inch depth of interference.

Firearms Components Manufacturing

Over here we have an example of a low pressure application where we were looking to provide an edge break on the end of each slot in the Picatinny Rail. A very fine Burr Rx filament in 120 grit was in an ideal solution to apply the edge break needed, and improve surface finish without removing excessive amounts of material or changing part dimensions.

Although this part is made of relatively soft forged aluminum, we were still able to utilize Weiler’s Burr Rx technology and improve surface finish. Our ability to improve surface finish was an added bonus for the customer by enabling him to eliminate a tumbling operation, saving time, resources, and money.

The brush used in this application was a 3 inch 120 grit Burr Rx filament running at 2600 SFPM, traverse rate of 60 inches per min, and a 0.080 inch depth of interference. The brush was run dry for video taping purposes, but the operation utilized water soluble coolant.

Bone Screws

This application was extremely daunting due to the microscopic nature of the burr. The burr removed from these titanium bone screws was so fine that many of them could not be seen by the naked eye. Because these bone screws are being used in human bodies, it was critical that Weiler develop a process solution that had limited variability and was extremely repeatable.

In order to accomplish this task, the Weiler engineers turned to a unique Nylox filament design. The versatile properties of the brush design for this application allowed it to remove 100% of the burrs in all the tight nooks and crannies, yet was forgiving enough that it did not impact part geometry and tolerances. The radial wheel brush utilized a very fine 320 grit filament. The brush was run with coolant at 3300 SFPM and a depth of interference of 0.030 inches while the screw was slowly rotating.

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We hope you enjoyed this virtual booth tour! If you can make it in person, make sure to stop by our booth. You will be able to see and learn about even more applications. We look forward to meeting you.

If you’re registered to attend IMTS 2016, set up a meeting with one of our experts can discuss your specific deburring challenges.