Sunnen’s 2016 Year in Review
In Sunnen’s first annual year in review, the world’s favorite honing manufacturer reflects on the best 2016 had to offer and glimpses into a bright 2017.
Honing Expertise Gives Elite Sports the Winning Finish
Honing expertise gives Elite Sports the winning finish for five NHRA Pro Stock Championships. Nick Ferri's honing mastery is behind 57 national event Pro Stock victories and five championships, including back-to-back titles for 2015 champion
Chris Miltenberger new President and COO
Honing technology leader Sunnen Products Company has appointed Chris Miltenberger President and COO, as announced today by Matthew Sunnen Kreider, the company's Board Chairman.
Sunnen celebrates its 90-year evolution: from Hupmobile to high-tech
Founder Joe Sunnen’s quest to sell his honing inventions started 90 years ago with cross country sales calls made from the back of his "RV," a 1916 Hupmobile. Today, Sunnen technology is used worldwide to make energy exploration equipment, chain saws, aerospace components, gears, fuel injectors, fluid-power components and more. And Joe's Hupmobile still has a place of honor in St. Louis.
Sunnen’s car guys takin’ it to the track
There are guys who like cars and then there are car guys. Sunnen Director of Engineering Dave Rogers received his first set of Craftsman tools at age four so he could help his father work on hot rods in their home garage.
The Whole Solution for Perfect Holes
Principally, honing corrects geometry errors created by other processes. There are ten common errors caused by heat treating, welding and machining, and all are easily corrected. Join us for our series where we will discuss each of these common errors in-depth.
New Large-Part Honing Machine for Job-Shop Volume
New large-part honing machine for job-shop volume drives diamond abrasives with a linear vertical stroke for ideal bore geometry 838-mm X-axis, 680-kg weight capacity and 508 mm stroke length offer large-part capacity. Ideal for job shops or repair facilities handling oil/gas components, cylinder liners, motorcycle/ATV engines and automotive/truck blocks.
Perfect Holes in Hard Metal Made Easy
Increasing a shop’s machining capabilities is often one of the shortest routes to increasing business, as exotic materials specialist Damen Carbide Tool Co., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) recently proved with the addition of a powerful, 60 in (1524 mm) stroke honing system that finishes holes up to 9 in (228.6 mm) diameter.
Sunnen's HTA Refurbushes Cylinders to Cat Specs
Seeing a need in the industry to salvage hydraulic cylinders to Cat-specific requirements, Whayne Supply purchased an all-electric HTA from Sunnen that enabled it to bring previously outsourced work in-house.
The Ten-Millionths Solution for Bore Accuracy
There is a new technology that enables makers of products with bored holes to acheive accuracies measured in millionths -- even "fix" bore geometries. It also enables high process capabilties (Cpk), all in automated, high-thoughput production.
One Shot Wonder Manufactured with Sunnen Tube Hone
Using the world's most advanced tube hone from Sunnen, Fred Fedderson is on a mission to create a barrel for a commercial-grade weapon that can shoot successive bullets through the same hole using an inexpensive semi-automative rifle.
Upgraded HTA Honing System from Sunnen
At WESTEC, Sunnen will demonstrate its new all-electric HTA hone, bringing increased part capacity and stroker torque for bore resurfacing or hydraulic actuators, extruder barrels and die casting shot tubes, or manufacture of gas glow meter tubes.
Honing System Offers Increased Part Capacity, Stroker Torque
Sunnen’s all-electric HTA hone is designed to increase part capacity and stroker torque in applications such as bore resurfacing of hydraulic cylinders, extruder barrels and die casting shot tubes, manufacture of gas flow meter tubes, and repair of actuators for construction, mining, farming and forestry equipment.
Move to Single-Pass Honing Cuts Stator Scrap
This automotive Tier 1 supplier reduced scrap on its variable valve timing (VVT) stator bores by replacing roller burnishing operations with a Sunnen VSS-2 single-stroke honing machine.
New Vertical CNC Honing System for Deep Bores and Long Parts
Sunnen launches its new SV-410 Series vertical CNC honing system for bore sizing of small and medium-sized gas/diesel engine blocks, oil/gas components, hydraulic/pneumatic parts, compressors, bearing sleeves, gear hobs and similar small or large multi-bore parts.
More honing at Hone-All
Demand from the aerospace sector has let Hone-All Precision to order a custom-built Sunnen CNC honing machine to complement its new horizontal boring machine.
Honing is a Life-Saver for Aerospace Component Maker
Sonic Industries, part of the Sargent Aerospace & Defense Company, uses a Sunnen SV-1000 honing system to achieve performance-critical ID tolerances and finishes on life-saving fuse pins, reducing cycle times by 75 percent.
Tube Hones are Oilfield Workhorses
Built rugged for the high-production requirements of the oil and gas industry, these tube hones offer two-stage honing efficiency, high reliability, flexibility, and 200+ in³/hr stock removal rate for part lengths up to 30 ft (9.14 m), and IDs up to 24 in (609.6 mm).
The hole story on gear quality
Forest City Gear President Fred Young has a straightforward philosophy for acquiring and retaining business. The company's strategic directive is: "Excellence without Exception." It boils down to always giving the customer a higher level of quality than specified on a print - or in any other interaction with a customer. "The goal is to do this without adding much cost or time to a job," Young explains. "We do everything we can to distinguish our product from competitors', and we try to do it inexpensively. On bore-type gears, we have found that automated honing is a good way to give the customer tighter control of bore size, roundness, straightness and finish. The customer notices the difference in a smoother, quieter, more efficient drive, and unless we stumble in some other aspect of the job, we will have a repeat customer. The trick in gear manufacturing is to add this value without adding cost for the customer."
Honing Options for Hypereutectic Aluminum Cylinder Bores
Since gasoline burned and forced a piston down a cylinder for the first time, aluminum has been the metal of choice when light weight was the most critical requirement for an internal combustion engine. This is as true today as it was in 1902 when the Wright Brothers were unable to purchase a suitable commercial engine for their experimental airplane and built their own, casting the aluminum block.
Honing pays big for hydraulic valve leader HydraForce
Lincolnshire, IL - HydraForce, Inc., President and CEO Jim Brizzolara credits lessons learned on a Sunnen hone at his first job in 1966 in a hydraulic valve factory with helping him understand how precision bore finish and geometry can fine-tune the performance of a valve. Fast-forward to 2007, and Brizzolara has used that knowledge to help build the company he co-founded in 1985 into the world's leading supplier of cartridge valves and integrated circuit manifolds. With sales doubling in the last three years, HydraForce produces more than 7 million cartridge valves per year, releasing a new design to production almost every day.
Unique mechanical bore gage offers fast, precise in-line ID measurement for honing, grinding, boring, reaming and drilling operations or incoming part inspections
Sunnen's PG-Series Bore Gages are ideal for fast, simple, economical process control in a lean manufacturing environment, combining lab-precise accuracy (±0.000025"/0.0006mm) with a shop-hardened, all-mechanical design. PG-Series gages - to be demonstrated at Sunnen's IMTS booth No. B-7200 - bring reliable ID gaging to the manufacturing floor with no need for electrical or air connections, making them immune to fluctuations in line voltage or air pressure. A single PG gage can measure a wide range of part diameters, offering greater versatility at a lower cost than dedicated devices, such as air gages.
ML-5000 Offers Speed and Precision
Sunnen Products Company's new fully-loaded ML-5000 is built for speed and precision and is the most advanced horizontal power stroked honing machine on the market.
Two Tool Designs Save Money and Time
Sunnen Products Company has introduced two new tool designs for medium and high production bore sizing. The new generation High-Helix Single Stroke Honing® tools and the TurboHone® high-production multi-stone mandrels are designed to increase production and save time and money.
Model GH-210 Designed for Big Honing Jobs
The Model GH-210 Horizontal Honing Machine from Sunnen continues the company's heavy-duty honing tradition with a versatile design geared to perform a wide variety of large honing applications efficiently and accurately.