Case Study: IRU (Internal Recessing) in Cast Aluminum

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

THE CHALLENGE

A manufacturer was interpolating to machine internal grooves on a part made out of cast aluminum. With their current process, cycle time was 270 seconds per part. The goal was to reduce cycle time utilizing the Internal Recessing Unit (IRU). 

The Previous Solution:

OUR SOLUTION

We recommended the Internal Recessing Unit (IRU), manufactured by Elliott Tool Technologies. The IRU is designed specifically for the application to machine each internal groove at once. 

FINAL RESULTS

After working with the Monaghan and Elliott team the manufacturer was able to drastically reduce cycle time from 270 seconds to 27 seconds per part. This resulted in a yearly cost savings of $29,160.