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Long/Horizontal I.D. Honing of a Steel Tube for the Commercial Industry

Long Steel Tube
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Long Steel Tube

A customer approached CT Hone, Inc. with a project requiring custom horizontal honing of a large steel tube.  The tube measured a 70" long, with a 19.5" diameter.  Using our custom-long/horizontal honing machine & Sunnen tooling, we honed the part to a finished I.D. of 18" with a material microfinish of 32. We removed .010" stock and, as specified in the customer supplied operation sheet and 2D CAD drawing, met tolerances of ± .002".

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.

Long/Horizontal I.D. Honing Steel Tube Project Highlights

Product Name
I.D. Honing of a Long Steel Tube

Product Description
We had to hone this tube for use in the commercial industry.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Long/Horizontal I.D. Honing

Equipment Used to Hone Part
Custom Long/Horizontal Honing Machine & Sunnen Tooling
Overall Part Dimensions
I.D. of Honed Hole:
  • 18"
  • Length:  70"
  • O.D.:  19.5"
Tightest Tolerances
± .002"

Material of Component

Maximum Material Finish
32 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