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Taking Tapping Operations Offline to Tap Aluminum Extrusions

February 6, 2020

Watch the video of this application at the bottom of the page.

An end-user reached out to us looking for a better tapping solution to help reduce production time without sacrificing quality. They manufacture custom aluminum extrusions of all shapes and sizes and currently tap these parts in the CNC. Before they invested in this solution, they wanted to see if the FlexArm could truly help speed up their operations. 

To demonstrate the arms capability, we tapped their part using an 8-32 tap and paired it with the A-32 pneumatic tapping arm. The FlexArm was able to quickly and easily tap all the holes in the extrusion in much less time than it would have taken in their expensive CNC. Their current tapping process takes minutes to complete, and with some parts having up to 18 holes, the extra time is slowing their productivity. However, the FlexArm decreased downtime significantly by tapping the part in just a matter of seconds. 

If you are looking to free up your CNC, speed up operations, and ready to take your tapping operations offline give us a call at 1-800-837-2503 or schedule your tap test today.


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