Heating Up The Shop

We’re not always working in CAD or at the CNC machines. Alex is using heat to assemble press fit metal parts for an engineering client in Northern Virginia. This will eventually be a nozzle they needed prototyped and manufactured for a specific cleaning application. Making the nozzle product we designed for them required ending up with a 8-inch long tapered tube with a very small diameter, which Alex first machined in shorter sections and then assembled with heat instead of press fitting. The thermal expansion and contraction in this method allows us to drop one part down onto another to make the full-length finished product.

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Jeremy Zietz