A quick tip for the machine shop
Recently, a pump repair shop bought some 2″ solid rods of Vespel® CR-6100. This was their first purchase of solid rods and they asked for instructions to machine the I.D. to size. Below is the method we use in our shop at Boulden:
Step 1: Drill Pilot Hole 0.375–0.500″ (10-12 mm) through the center of the bar
Step 2: Use a spade blade (or larger drill bit) to enlarge the hole
Step 3: Final machine with boring bar
Until Next Time
If you have a pump in your shop where you would like to improve reliability, efficiency, avoid seizing, or reduce vibration, consider an upgrade to Vespel® CR-6100 wear rings with the Boulden PERF-Seal® design. Whatever the pump geometry, Boulden can help you fit the parts into the pump, make drawings and machined parts for you, or simply help you with tips and tricks to use in your shop. Contact us today.