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Horizontal I.D. Honing of a Steel Pitchlink for the Aerospace Industry

Steel Pitchlink
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Steel Pitchlink

An aerospace industry client approached CT Hone, Inc. to I.D. hone 2 holes in a steel Pitchlink.  The VAR 4340 steel Pitchlink was 15.750" long, with 2 holes having an I.D. of .81355" and 1.56355".  We were able to hold tightest tolerances of + .0005" throughout the entire process, and achieve a microfinish of 63.

To learn more about this I.D. honing project, please see the details below.  For more information about our other services please contact CT Hone, Inc.

Horizontal I.D. Honing Steel Pitchlink Project Highlights

Product Name
I.D. Honing of a Steel Pitchlink

Product Description
We had to hone 2 holes within this steel Pitchlink.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Horizontal I.D. Honing

Equipment Used to Hone Part
Sunnen Horizontal Honing Machines & Tooling
Overall Part Dimensions
I.D. of Honed Holes:
  • .81355"
  • 1.56355"
  • Length:  15.750"
Tightest Tolerances
+ .0005"

Material of Component
VAR 4340 Steel

Maximum Material Finish
63 Microfinish

In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
  • Dimensional inspection with Sunnen gages
  • Surface finish inspection with Bendix profilometer
Industry for Use

Standards Met
  • Customer supplied operation sheet
  • 2D CAD drawing & specifications