5ME SUCCESS STORIES
From automotive to aerospace & defense – 5ME helps manufacturers across various market segments increase product quality, process efficiency, tool life, and throughput while containing costs — and we can prove it. These case studies demonstrate how 5ME successfully partners with industry to drive process and product excellence.
CRYOGENIC MACHINING TECHNOLOGY
5ME® Cryogenics is a multi-patented technology that allows for the delivery of liquid nitrogen (LN2) at -321° Fahrenheit (-196° Celsius) through a machine tool in lieu of traditional coolant.
Case Study: 5ME® Cryogenic Turning of Titanium 6AL4V
Titanium alloys are difficult and expensive to machine due to extreme heat generated at the cutting edge. The toughness of Titanium and excessive heat generated requires slower cutting parameters to maintain normal cutting temperatures and acceptable tool wear.
Cryogenic Machining of Modified 4340 Steel
Modified 4340 Alloy Steel utilized to manufacture fluid cylinders (‘frack pumps’) presents unique manufacturing challenges. To maintain the desired properties, the material is heat-treated to a hardness of 40 RC.
Cryogenic Turning of Inconel 625
Inconel alloys are difficult and expensive to machine due to extreme heat generated at the cutting edge. The heat generated in the cut is necessary to machine the material; however, it accelerates tool wear.
Cryogenic Turning of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI)
The increasing use of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) for state-of-the-art, high-powered engines has created challenges for cylinder block and cylinder head manufacturing. The high-strength CGI material wears out tools a minimum of 30% faster and has eliminated higher speed machining that was possible in Gray Iron.
The 5Ms can be used to evaluate each process or problem in manufacturing to determine the root causes of, well, inefficiency. Explore below to learn how our patented cryogenic technology and the 5Ms can help you RUN faster, greener, and more profitably.
For titanium and other hard-to-machine alloys, our breakthrough Cryogenic Machining Technology enables your machines to run faster, greener and more cost-effectively than ever before.