UNISIG’s production cell integrates our UNE 2-spindle gundrilling machine and UNR 2-spindle reaming machine with robotic automation. The cell leads into our R-2A rifling machine for steady, repeatable rifle barrel blank manufacturing at high production.
The cell includes automated tool handling and machine guarding. Effortless production is furthered with racking systems, inspection, and oil blowoff capabilities.
UNISIG’s 4-Spindle UNI25HD gundrilling machine supports modern, high-feed tooling with increased feed rates, power, and thrust, empowering deep hole drilling customers to maximize the potential of the overall process.
Integrated automation keeps the production moving with minimal effort from operators, allowing deep hole drilling production to keep up with manufacturing goals.
UNISIG Solution: Firearms Industry Production Cell
Match Grade Machine, a specialty manufacturer of standard and custom single shot rifle and pistol barrels, stands out in their industry for their exceptional accuracy and attention to detail, complimented with a proven record for fast delivery to customers’ hands. The reputation of their products, as well as their high level of customer service and responsiveness, is vital to their long standing success and brand integrity.
Dylan Sip, owner of Match Grade, is always conscious of opportunities to improve his company and advance their balance of brand and product values. Being able to offer top quality barrels, at a competitive price point, with the fastest lead times to market is what has earned them their place in the market. Continue reading ““Taking Control of Barrel Blank Production | Case Study”“
By Eric Krueger and Ryan Funk, Engineering Team, UNISIG
Originally posted in Manufacturing News
The modern gundrill is an engineering marvel, a well-designed piece of equipment that does one thing exceptionally well. A new gundrill will produce round, straight holes with enhanced cylindricity even at its deepest points. And it does all this while simultaneously providing a fine I.D. finish and excellent tool life.
Like all tools, gundrills wear out, typically after drilling around 1,000″. While a talented operator can still drill a hole with a worn gundrill, it will more often result in a loss of hole tolerance and finish at best. As gundrills wear, they require more thrust and torque while producing more run-out and experiencing greater drift. A dull cutting edge will produce irregular chips, which in turn cause spikes in coolant pressure – sure signs that failure is imminent. Continue reading ““Time to Rethink Resharpening Gundrills”“
Production deep hole drilling can seem complicated for manufacturers with multiple off-center holes, in multiple part families. UNISIG’s UNI machine uses smart fixturing, seamlessly integrated automation, and X-Y positioning to manage this process, while upholding standards of both production and accuracy.