Some donuts and bagels to thank all our employees for a good January. 2021 off to a good start.
ND has worked with Dura-Bar on many successful projects to save our customers money. Improved machinability reduces cost when switching parts made of common steels to use continuous cast ductile iron instead. This success was shared in the January ’21 edition of Fluid Power World.
Our new mill turn machine is in full operation. These hydraulic manifolds with multiple internal angled connections are being machined complete in one operation. The bar-feeder and accumulator table provide hours of un-manned operation for cost effective production.
A very successful completion of our recertification audit marks our 15th consecutive year as an ISO9001 certified company!
ND was happy to support the Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering program by donating a machined hydraulic manifold valve block for their Dynamic Tire Testing project.
“We are currently going through a major development phase in our lab facilities building on our strong programs in agricultural and off-highway machinery system engineering. This particular valve block will be used in our Single Tire Tester (see photo below) will be used to load tires and investigate their response under different loading conditions and to estimate tire parameters for used in the modeling of tires.
Additionally, we train over 200 students each year in our fluid power courses supported with hands-on training in the Danfoss Fluid Power Laboratory. Our engineering and technology programs turn out excellent students who make an impact in the marketplace. “
-Professor Stewart of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department
ND was happy to support the Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering program by donating machined hydraulic components for their Dynamic Tire Testing project. Over 200 students each year in their fluid power courses experience hands-on training in the Fluid Power Laboratory.
Installation is underway on our new DMG-Mori CTX800 5 axis mill turn.
Equipment installation is complete on our TEM thermal deburring machine and ultrasonic parts washer. The work cell scheduled to be completed next week to start production deburring by June 1st.
Sending part out for TEM thermal deburring has been a very successful process for us over the years to ensure consistent burr free parts. With the arrival of our machine we are excited to bring this process in house to increase deburring capacity and shorten lead time.
ND team was able to machine these aluminum valve handles from billet in just 10 days to help a valued customer out of a jam caused by supply chain delays from the die-cast parts supplier.