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Manufacturing a cage with thousands of holes

Manufacturing a cage with thousands of holes

Manufacturing a cage with thousands of holes

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Hi everyone,

We have just received an enquiry that is reversed engineering of a control valve cage with thousands of holes. Our manufacturing manager has calculated the required time for machining all these holes (OD=1.5 mm) about 1500 hour with manual milling machine.

My question is: Is there any faster manufacturing method for machining all these holes??

Thank you in advanced.

RE: Manufacturing a cage with thousands of holes

Buy perforated sheetmetal and attach it to a supporting structure.

Ted

RE: Manufacturing a cage with thousands of holes

totally agree.

Something like this? https://www.perforated-sheet.com/technology/perfor...

If you look closely that is how the original was made.

I hope you haven't gone back to the client yet....

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