CNC Turning & Milling of Steel Drive Shafts for the Food Processing Industry

CNC Machined Steel Worm Drive
CNC Machined Steel Worm Drive
Custom CNC Machining of Steel Worm Drive Shaft
Custom CNC Machining of Steel Worm Drive Shaft
Steel Worm Drive Shafts for the Food Industry
Steel Worm Drive Shafts for the Food Industry

At Swihart Industries, we produce custom machined worms and other products, parts and components for a range of industries and equipment. This project was completed for a customer in the food processing equipment industry and the shaft is turned and milled in one of our cells in 3 operations and then nickel plated. The shaft is made of Hot Rolled AISI 4140 alloy steel hardened and tempered to an approximate hardness of 30-34 HRC. After machining, the part is electroless nickel plated before shipping to the customer. The part measures a little over 13" long and 2.500" in diameter with tolerances as close as ±0.0003". This drive shaft is used as part of a worm drive assembly in a food industry mixer. The tight tolerances are essential for not only the proper fit and performance of the equipment but also to meet the strict requirements of the food processing industry. Swihart Industries is accustomed to tight tolerances and specifications since we also serve the automotive and truck transportation industry. For more information about this project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

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Highlights of this Custom CNC Machining Project

Project Description
Grind Worm Drive Shaft
CNC Machining Capabilities Applied/Processes
CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 13.118"
OD: Ø 2.500"
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.0003"
Material Used
AISI 4140 Alloy Steel
  • Hot Rolled & Annealed
  • Harden & Tempered to HRC 30 - 34
Material Finish
Electroless Nickel Plating
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
Industry for Use
Food Equipment
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

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