Precision CNC Machining of a Forged Steel Swage Die Bolster Plate

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Forged Steel Swage Die Bolster Plate

For over 4 decades, MED-KAS Hydraulics has been a high quality provider of custom machined manifolds and sub plates. In the project highlighted here, MED-KAS was commissioned to machine a swage die bolster plate for a customer in the forging industry. This plate was designed to hold the lower die shoe in place. Milling, drilling, and facing were carried out on forged steel, utilizing an advanced in-house 4-axis horizontal CNC machining center to provide the required form. The part was machined to a very smooth mill finish, and cleaned with a deburring process to remove machining debris. A tight tolerance of ± 0.001" was held throughout.

The finished bolster plate featured measurements of 59" in length, a depth of 36", and 20" in thickness. Comprehensive quality assurance protocols including visual and dimensional inspections were carried out to ensure standards were met. After a turnaround time of 8 -9 weeks, 2 bolster plates were shipped to the client in Pennsylvania. For more information about this swage die bolster plate project, or any of the other large part machining capabilities available please see the table below or contact MED-KAS directly.

Highlights of this Swage Die Bolster Plate Project
Project DescriptionSwage Die Bolster Plate designed to hold in place the lower die shoe in place
CNC Machining Capabilities Applied/ProcessesPrimary:
CNC Machining
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartHorizontal Machining Center
Overall Part DimensionsLength: 59"
Depth: 36"
Thickness: 20"
Tightest Tolerances± 0.001"
Material UsedSteel Forging
Material FinishSmooth Mill Finish
In process testing/inspection performedDimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
Industry for UseForging
Delivery/Turnaround Time8 – 9 Weeks
Delivery LocationPennsylvania
Standards MetCustomer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
Product NameSwage Die Bolster Plate