An aerospace fastener manufacturer required a process for cross slotting special fasteners that could not be made on his CNC lathe. Further there were a variety of sizes which were typically processed in small quantities.
Creative Automation designed and fabricated a 6 station dial type machine utilizing standard collet closures for securing the fasteners and allowing quick and easy changeover from one size to another. The 4 cross slots were machined at separate stations using carbide slitting blades driven by precision spindles and slides. The operator's task was to load components with the remainder of the process, including unloading, occurring automatically.