Waterjet Blanking of Riser Handle for an Archery Bow Application
A client recently contacted Abrasive Waterjet, wishing to employ our advanced water jet cutting technology to manufacture a series of riser handles used on an archery bow. Upholding a precision tolerance of (±) .010 inches, we were able to blank out each component from 6061 T-6 aluminum. Up to five cavities were meticulously cut into each component, including indexing holes. The finished production process was completed through more traditional milling procedures.
Each component was constructed to measure nineteen inches in length, 3.5 inches in width, and 1.5 inches in both height and thickness. The rough pieces weighed 3 pounds, but after full machining with a CNC mill was completed, each part weighed just two pounds. After production, each component was then packaged in water jet cut foam that was custom fit to each product, ensuring safe delivery.
By employing our advanced water jet cutting technology, as opposed to just using traditional milling procedures alone, we were able to ensure maximum utilization of the aluminum material and offer substantial savings for our client of both production cost and time. With the ability to provide timely, cost-effective, top notch service that met all of our customers unique specifications, Abrasive Waterjet continues to produce up to one thousand riser handles annually (170 pieces every two months) for our client.
|Product Description||This Riser Handle is used within an Archery Bow|
|Capabilities Applied/Processes||Abrasive Waterjet Cutting|
|Overall Part Dimensions||Thickness: 1.50|
|Product Weight ||3lbs Rough|
|Material Used||6061 T-6 Aluminum|
|Typical Machining Operations||Waterjet Cutting:|
Abrasive Waterjet Cutting of Blanks to be finished by Milling Process
|Features||5 Cavities Cut into Components|
By Cutting Blanks on Waterjet vs. Milling There is a Substantial Savings in Cost and Time
Maximum Utilization of Material
|Packaging||Waterjet Cut Foam for a Custom Fit to Product|
|Secondary Operations||Indexing Holes for Milling Operation|
|Industry for Use||Archery|
|Production Volume||1,000 Pieces Annually|
|Delivery Time||170 Pieces Every 2 Months|
|Standards Met||Customer Specified|
|Product Name||Archery Bow Riser|