Manifold Case Study
|Industry||Dura-Bar Grade||Original Material||Problems Solved|
|Fluid Power||65-45-12 Ductile Iron||Hot Rolled 1018 Carbon Steel||Machining Cycle Time, Pressure Issue, Cost Reduction|
A manufacturer of manifolds had an initiative to reduce costs, and looked at how they might be able to manufacture the manifold quicker. They needed a more machinable material that provided the required pressure retention of the application.
Dura-Bar 65-45-12 provided a material with superior machinability and comparable performance to the 1018 steel. By making the switch, the customer was able to benefit from several of Dura-Bar’s material advantages. They included little to no deburring required, less time changing inserts because the Dura-Bar was easier on the tooling, and most importantly cutting the machining cycle time in half. The result was a significantly lower total cost to produce the part.
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