Precision Machining for the Hydraulics Industry
At MaiJin Metal, we offer precision machining services to customers in a wide range of industries. One of the main markets we serve is the hydraulics industry.
The Importance of Precision Machining in the Hydraulics Industry
Hydraulic systems rely on pressurized liquid to create and transmit force within mechanical systems. Since they must operate under high pressure, it is important that all of their components are manufactured with extreme accuracy and precision. Even the smallest error in shape or size can lead to performance issues (e.g., pressure loss, fluid leaks, excessive pressure, etc.) and, in severe cases, system failure. For this reason, hydraulic system manufacturers utilize precision machining to create accurate and precise components that ensure safe and reliable system operation.
Precision machining is a broad term referring to high-precision subtractive manufacturing processes that remove material from a workpiece to achieve the desired shape and size. Examples include CNC Swiss machining and CNC turning.
Most precision machining operations utilize CNC technology, which involves using computer-guided machines and cutting tools to turn a 2D or 3D digital design into a physical object. This technology allows for the production of parts and products with exceptionally tight tolerances and fine surface finishes, making it highly suitable for producing the complex and intricate moving parts necessary for hydraulic systems. Generally, machined hydraulic components are cylindrical or round, but they can have milled features such as slots or flat faces.