EXTRUDE HONE:

SHAPING THE FUTURE

The importance of an impeccable surface finish cannot be understated. Shaping and finishing is not only a critical stage in the machining process, but a challenging one, given tight timelines, quality standards and complex part architectures.

Scrapping parts during the finishing stage can prove costly, making it critical to find the right combination of tools and technology to suit your application, production capacity and budget. Extrude Hone is a leader in refinement technologies, offering a diverse array of machining solutions that can reach, shape, and perfect even the most complex of surfaces.

Active across industry sectors including aerospace, automotive, energy, medical, heavy industry, precision finishing of machined parts and more, Extrude Hone offers edge blending, shaping and fine-flow tuning surfacing solutions through its engineered processes and state-of-the-art finishing technologies, delivering ultimate added value, and improving productivity and quality.

Extrude Hone’s menu of state-of-the-art technologies is second to none. Choose from among Thermal Deburring (TEM), Electrochemical Machining (ECM), Abrasive Flow Machining (AFM), Microflow and Coolpulse technology to improve your end product…and bottom line.

Thermal Deburring (TEM) utilizes the combustion of methane gas within a pressurized chamber to remove burrs, flashings or hidden contaminants from machined components through an oxidation reaction. TEM is ideal for deburring (removal of material attached to a component as a result of boring, drilling or cutting operations), deflashing (removal of zinc, zamac or aluminum die cast mold flashings) and decontamination (removal of machining particles trapped in hidden areas). The T250, T350 and T450 series machines offer quick, complete and simultaneous removal of internal and external burrs on any machined part.

Electrochemical Machining technology (ECM) is a revolutionary deburring method that finishes the workpiece surfaces by means of anodic metal dissolution, delivering a high level of precision on components that are difficult to manufacture by conventional methods. ECM ideal for contouring/shaping, radiusing, deburring and microstructuring. Extrude Hone’s line of Ecline and Classic ECM machines offers design accuracy, quality and repeatability, improved production and cost savings across the board.

The very inventor of Abrasive Flow Machining (AFM), Extrude Hone leads the industry in polishing and deburring solutions, especially for complex internal shapes and targeted surface challenges. The Extrude Hone AFM process utilizes an abrasive media for polishing and deburring components. The media is applied at high pressure to change the surface characteristics of the machined component. Highly efficient and accurate, AFM is ideal for radiusing, surface stress relief, polishing, geometry optimization and deburring. Individually configurable in designs that can be built to meet any production requirements, Extrude Hone AFM machines can be tailor-made to suit your shop.

Extrude Hone’s Microflow technology is an abrasive flow process designed to deliver precise, consistent results for complex applications under tight tolerances. This innovative technology allows you to finetune flow characteristics through orifices within machined parts, resulting in improved process efficiency, flow consistency, enhanced performance, extended machine life and lower emissions. The Microflow Test’s robust, compact design is scalable to your production requirements and delivers a combination of high precision, reliability, accuracy and ease of use.

Finally, Coolpulse technology by Extrude Hone is an enhanced finishing solution for metal 3D printed parts. Also referred to as Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), Coolpulse is an ECM technology, however it uses a special pH neutral, environmentally friendly electrolyte, which provides a better and more steady distribution of the electrical field over the workpiece surface and offers a higher material removal rate than traditional ECM. Extrude Hone’s Coolpulse series offers reasonable cost tooling, incredible flexibility, short reaction times, high productivity and low material removal.

From Wire EDM, Sinker EDM, EDM Drill, abrasive waterjet, 2D lasers, 3D lasers and laser tube cutting, laser welding, press brakes, shaping and finishing and more, Spark & Co. offers a vast portfolio of high-performance machines for modern industrial applications.

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T450

The T350 and T450 thermal deburring machines provide fast and reliable solution for removing all internal and external burrs simultaneously in a single operation. They are designed to accommodate medium- to large- production volumes, as well as handle a variety of difficult to deburr workpieces.

Available in multiple chamber sizes with maximum operating pressure of 23bar and shortest cycle time of 55 seconds.

 

 

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T350

The T350 and T450 thermal deburring machines provide fast and reliable solution for removing all internal and external burrs simultaneously in a single operation. They are designed to accommodate medium- to large- production volumes, as well as handle a variety of difficult to deburr workpieces.

Available in multiple chamber sizes with maximum operating pressure of 23bar and shortest cycle time of 55 seconds.

 

 

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COOLPULSE

Enhanced finishing solution for metal 3D printed components
EXTRUDE HONE technology opens the door to a very economic, fast, controllable, flexible and environmentally friendly process for enhanced surface finishing of metal 3D printed parts.
The machine is available in four versions:
COOLPULSE™ 500 / 1000 / 1500 / 2000
With choosing the COOLPULSE™ 2000 vs. COOLPULSE™ 500 you unlock the power. You will quadruple the machinable part surface area from 300 cm2 up to 1200 cm2 which means you can quadruple the output in the best configuration.

 

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CLASSIC

The demand for better surface qualities and edge radiusing on machined components can be fulfilled only with fast and reproducible methods. The ECM process combines all of these methods for surface refinement (deburring, radiusing, polishing, marking, and contouring). The attractively priced CLASSIC series presents a competitive alternative to the conventional machining methods, even for small, and medium-sized batches and provides you with all the benefits of the ECM process.

 

 

 

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ECLINE

The demand for better surface qualities and edge radiusing on machined components can be fulfilled only with fast and reproducible methods. The ECM process combines all of these methods for surface refinement (deburring, radiusing, polishing, marking, and contouring). The attractively priced CLASSIC series presents a competitive alternative to the conventional machining methods, even for small, and medium-sized batches and provides you with all the benefits of the ECM process.

 

 

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MICROFLOW

Simple cell, Duplex, Multiple functions, customized… High precision flow targeting technology in a robust, production-ready system MICROLFOW will match Low to High flow requirements. This new MICROFLOW TEST design is the result of decades of fuel system processing experience on large scale automated systems. The new MICROFLOW TEST brings the same precision processing of a fully automated measure system, now packed into a smaller package as a stand alone machine. The small scale robust design is scalable to your production requirements and delivers a combination of high precision, reliability, accuracy, and ease of use.

 

 

 

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ONE WAY FLOW

The die & mold industry dedicated machine. With the invention of the Abrasive Flow Machining process, Extrude Hone Corporation developed an entirely new finish machining tool – a plastic, abrasive laden polymer with very special properties that allow it to selectively and controllably abrade surfaces that it flows across. A broad family of these abrasive medias are available to achieve a wide range of results from fine honing to aggressive surface removal.

With standard Abrasive Flow Machining the abrasive media is extruded back and forth through a workpiece. With ONE WAY FLOW Abrasive Flow Machining, the abrasive media flows through the tooling and workpiece in only one direction.

 

 

 

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SPECTRUM

The wide range of capabilities machine solution for Aerospace and other markets. The SPECTRUM Series abrasive flow machine offers a broad range of process capabilities with a selection of media cylinder diameters ranging from full pressure 12” (300mm) models, to lower pressure 24” (600mm) versions.

The SPECTRUM Series machines are available in designs that can be built to meet any production requirements. Many options are available, such as Internal Media Refeed Systems, Rotary Tables, Automatic Process Control and Programming, Media Cooling Units, Workpiece Handling Systems, Customized Work Platforms, and many others.

 

 

 

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VECTOR

The precision deburring and polishing system. The VECTOR Abrasive Flow Machining (AFM) system is an extremely flexible machine. It is capable of polishing large extrusion and forming dies, deburring and polishing precision parts in small to medium batch quantities.

 

 

 

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ECOFLOW

The ECOFLOW series machines are specifically designed for the small die maker or job shop owner. It is the ideal economical alternative for processing carbide dies for precise and repeatable surface finish improvement as well as short-run polishing and radiusing of surfaces and edges of critical components. ECOFLOW is the solution when there can be no compromise in edge and surface improvement conditioning.
The ECOFLOW machine uniformly smooths and blends in features, automatically and controllably, to the same quality level as its larger counterparts in the Extrude Hone AFM Product Portfolio. AFM technology can consistently finish internal curved and complex surface locations which are unreachable by any other means.

 

 

 

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EAYSFLOW

EASYFLOW polishes your dies up to the ultimate performance level. With large capacity, strong hydraulic power, the ability to process large dies, and astonishing simplicity, EASYFLOW brings your production a step forward in competitiveness. Save time and money. Invest now in state-of-the-art economical die polishing machine directly from the inventor of the Abrasive Flow Machining process – Extrude Hone – a name you can trust.

 

 

 

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