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Examination of barrels . groove depth.4µm Ra or better) without electrochemical rifling machining marks such as those caused by broaches. polygonal and other non-standard rifling forms at the same production rates and surface quality as standard Achievable results: ECR rifling. there is action with no cutting.000 barrels. The ECR process can produced by ECR reveals high-quality grooves free up to produce gain twist as easy as constant from tool marks and tool related stresses (ECR barrels 40 mm twist and progressive depth of grooves The Electrolytic Rifling process do not require stress-relieving) and accuracy is equal is also possible. material. Stellite. Other aspects of ECR include the ability to produce broaching and cut rifling. Non metallic guides • Grooves have radiused sides as contrasted to the on the tool hold brass conductive groove machining elements a short over 1. The ECR process typically results in excellent surface finish The advantages of in the grooves (16 µin Ra / 0. in consistent part quality. of 5 to 15 inches per minute (200 to 600 mm per minute). hence wear only occurs ECR has a number of unique aspects… on the tool guides which can last for barrel at a predetermined speed and rotation.17 cal to 40 mm . • The cathode tools are much less expensive than High Productivity. since ECR tools move through the bore Feed Rate – 3” to 15” per minute during the process it is possible to machine progressive (depending on size. ECR can be applied to barrels with surface immediately adjacent to the conductive c groove machining elements. Stress Free Rifling. with no increase in tool wear (and produces a better very thin walls. Electrolytic Rifling (ECR) is an electrochemical process used to produce Burr Free Rifling. The ECR process can produce polygonal and many other forms ECR Broached Land to of groove geometry. results in a current that conducts through the electrolyte • ECR machining rates on materials such as stainless Thinner Gauge Blanks. etc.17 cal Gain Twist. swaging or no mechanical wear and repeatable accuracy is excellent. between the barrel and tool. No extra thickness The groove depth is controlled by the amount of current that flows surface finish than other methods) or barrel length is needed. Current ECR Capabilities: . An electrolyte—typically a solution of salt and ECR groove contour is comparable to or better than The ECR process will consistently water—is constantly pumped through the gap between the conductive a broached barrel which has subsequently been produce a high quality finish groove machining elements and the bore surface. more square corners produced by other methods distance from the bore surface and masks the land surface from as depicted in the illustration (it has been noted that Finish and Accuracy. produce constant or gain twist grooves in almost any conductive metal Excellent Tool Life. process results in material removal The ECR process consists of a machining tool (called a cathode) from the positively charged barrel configured to the desired rifling geometry that is driven through a (anode) only. a Direct Current (DC) voltage applied to the tool (–) and the barrel (+). displacing of material. a wide range of rifling groove configurations in barrels and choke tubes There are no burrs or tool marks of almost any length or diameter. Our Electrolytic Rifling process can left on the surface. tools for other methods The ECR process is as fast as (and in some cases faster than) hammer forging. The process time is also excellent with tool traverse speed Full Selection of Groove Geometry. etc. Also. As the tool traverses electro-polished and plated) and repeatable accuracy. machining current. groove depths by controlling the machining current. groove transition Any Metal and Alloy. Repeatable accuracy of 0. of ECR vs The ECR process quality does not vary broached with the mechanical strength of the barrel material and is used to rifle many Electrolytic Machining and Rifling (ECR) alloys such as Titanium. Electrochemical (including high end alloys such as Stellite). and produces electrochemical material removal of the exposed bore steel are as fast as on conventional barrel material.) Cycle time – as short as 10 to 15 seconds. is accurate and reliable which results to or better than traditionally-manufactured bores. ECR is a cost-effective alternative to broaching from and hammer forged rifling. through the barrel. Since the conductive groove machining elements on the Metal is 100% removed by electrolytic tool (cathodes) do not contact the bore surface.075 mm) is typical.0003 inch (0.

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