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Long/Horizontal I.D. Honing of a Steel Piston Shock Strut for the Aerospace Industry

Steel Piston Shock Strut
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Steel Piston Shock Strut

CT Hone, Inc. precision I.D. honed this piston shock strut with an inside diameter of 3.000" for an aerospace client.  We used our custom long/horizontal honing machine & Sunnen tooling.  The piston shock strut, made of 4140 steel, with Rockwell hardness of 43 - 46, met tolerances of ± .001" and had a microfinish of 16.  We worked from a customer supplied operation sheet and 2D CAD drawing to meet our customer's specifications.

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 Piston Shock Strut Project Highlights

Product Name
I.D. Honing of a Steel Piston Shock Strut

Product Description
We had to hone this piston shock strut for use in the aerospace 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:
  • 3"
  • Length: 26 11/16"
  • O.D.: 3.238"
Tightest Tolerances
± .001"

Material of Component
4140 Steel, Rockwell Hardness 43 - 46

Maximum Material Finish
16 Microfinish

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

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