CNC Machining of a Forged Steel Hydraulic Manifold used in a Foundry Application

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Forged Steel Hydraulic Manifold

MED-KAS Hydraulics has the experience and capabilities to machine very large manifolds featuring large bores, drilled holes, and unusual contours. In the project highlighted here, MED-KAS was contracted to fabricate the custom hydraulic manifold for use in a foundry application. Forged steel was manipulated using state-of-the-art equipment including a large horizontal CNC machining center, a boring mill, and radial drill to replicate the customer specified profile. Processes including milling, drilling, tapping, and boring were employed for the precision manufacturing of this part, holding tight tolerances of ± 0.0005".

Completed dimensions of this manifold were a length of 39", depth of 38", and thickness of 34". Full dimensional and visual inspections were carried out throughout production to ensure accuracy and quality. Typical lead time for a project of this magnitude is 12 weeks. This is an ongoing commitment, with 1 – 3 units shipped per year. For more information about this forged steel hydraulic manifold project, or the other large part machining capabilities available, please see the table below or contact MED-KAS directly.

Highlights of this Forged Steel Hydraulic Manifold Project
CNC Milling Capabilities Applied/ProcessesPrimary:
CNC Machining
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartLarge Horizontal CNC Machining Center, Boring Mill and Radial Drill
Overall Part DimensionsLength: 39"
Depth: 38"
Thickness: 34"
Tightest Tolerances± 0.0005"
Material UsedForged Steel
Material FinishMachined/Raw
In process testing/inspection performedDimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
Industry for UseFoundry
Volume1 – 3 per Year
Delivery/Turnaround Time12 Weeks
Standards MetCustomer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
Product NameHydraulic Manifold