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Machined Spindle Tapered Inserts

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Working in a machine tool repair capacity, Locher, Inc. can design and build custom tapered inserts for specific, particular machines and tools. For example, a client came to Locher, Inc. with a boring bar that had a cracked taper. The bar was machined and modified to accept a Locher designed insert, which then brought the tool back to its original length, with a brand new taper surface.

An additional benefit of our tapered inserts is that they can be replaced with others if there is not enough time available to have it ground in-place. This insert was manufactured to a .0001" tolerance to ensure the closest fit with the boring bar, and custom tapered inserts can be machined to a variety of lengths, diameters and bolt patterns, dependent on application. We can work on-site or carry out our machining processes in-house, with lead times depending on location. Contact Locher for more information.

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Specifications

Capabilities Applied/Processes Creating a replaceable taper with our custom designed inserts. The bar is machined to accept the insert giving the customer a re-grindable/replaceable taper.
Tighest Tolerance .0001"
Material Used Hardened Steel
Material Finish Ground
Industry for Use Machine Tool Production
Delivery Time 3 weeks in-house or 5 days on-site
Product Name Tapered Insert
Project Scope Boring bar had a crack in the taper. The bar was machined and modified to accept a Locher designed insert. This brought the machine back to its original length and gave it a brand new taper surface. This taper surface can be reground just like the original or it can be taken out and replaced with another insert if there is no time available to have the insert ground in-place.
Design Work Insert custom designed for machine

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