In the realm of precision engineering, the fusion of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology, stainless steel investment casting, and CNC turning has revolutionized the production of intricate components. One such component that epitomizes this synergy is the smart lock body used in the automotive industry. This article delves into the various aspects of this remarkable innovation, encompassing its material, drawing format, production process, surface roughness, treatment, inspection instruments, and applications.
Stainless steel, renowned for its exceptional corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, takes center stage as the material of choice for crafting these intricate components. Its ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions, coupled with its durability, makes it a prime candidate for automobile applications.
The journey of creating the smart lock body begins with meticulous engineering drawings. These drawings, usually in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) format, serve as the blueprint for the CNC lathe machine. The precision of these drawings directly influences the final product's accuracy and functionality.
The investment casting process, also known as lost-wax casting, employs a wax pattern of the desired component. This pattern is coated with a ceramic shell, creating a mold. Upon heating, the wax melts and is replaced by molten stainless steel. This method ensures intricate detailing and minimal material wastage.
The investment cast smart lock bodies are then subjected to CNC turning. CNC lathes, guided by the programmed design, meticulously shape the components. This step fine-tunes the dimensions, achieving the exact specifications required for seamless integration within the automobile's locking mechanism.
The surface roughness of these components is a critical factor in ensuring optimal performance. Precision machining during the CNC turning process guarantees a superior finish. However, additional treatments such as polishing or passivation might be applied to further enhance the corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal of the stainless steel surface.
Stringent quality control is imperative in the automotive industry. Advanced inspection instruments, including Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and laser scanning devices, scrutinize each smart lock body's dimensions and surface characteristics. This guarantees that every component meets the exact specifications laid out in the engineering drawings.
The applications of these CNC turned smart lock bodies extend throughout the automotive sector. They form the heart of modern automotive security systems, ensuring the safety of vehicles and passengers. The precision and durability of these components are vital for reliable operation and protection against unauthorized access.
TORICH is an enterprise that has been producing precision steel pipes and steel pipe processing for over 20 years, with a factory area of approximately 20000 square meters
The main products produced are carbon steel and alloy steel grade seamless steel pipes, welded precision steel pipes, DOM steel pipes, seamless and welded stainless steel pipes.And our separate workshop also produce machined cast iron parts and cast steel parts, as well ad customized precision parts and difficult precision parts. Our strength is with in our ability to produce metal parts of higher quality control in an integrated process, from mapping and mould design, to casting, forging, machining, heat treatment, surface treatment, assembly and testing.
TORICH team is familiar with the quality requirements and process standards of precision parts and steel tubes of leading industrial companies at home and abroad, constantly optimizes the production and management level, and constantly looks for like-minded excellent suppliers, which enable us to reduce the production cost and have a comparative advantage over many of our competitors.
In the field of processing, TORICH has 18 sets 4-axis/3-axis CNC machines and over 30 sets of CNC lathers. The machining center is capable of machining 1100x600x800mm parts and the CNC lathes are capable of processing 550x1500mm parts. We specialize in machining stainless steel, alloy steel and other hard metals, as well as carbon steel, aluminium, and copper, with a dimensional accuracy of 0.01mm.
As of 2023, TORICH has perfectly cooperated with more than 50 countries, including Russia, India, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Egypt. Quality and reputation are always our first concerns, with the aim of well serving every customer who trusts in us. TORICH looks forward to partnering with customers all over the world.
1. Are you manufacturer or trader ?
TORICH is manufacturer based trading company.
2. How can we get samples ?
Ready to ship samples can be delivered within 3 working days, developing samples need to be confirmed with our engineer and sales team.
3.How can I get a quote?
Detailed drawings (PDF/STEP/IGS/DWG...) with material, quantity and surface treatment information.
4. Can I get a quote without drawings?
Sure, we appreciate to receive your samples, pictures or drafts with detailed dimensions for accurate quotation.
5. What is the lead time?
15-60 day depending on different order quantity and products.
6. Can you provide samples before mass production?
Sure, sample fee is needed, will be returned when mass production if possible.
7. What is your payment terms?
30% deposit, the balance 70% before shipping.
8. What is your packing method?
Safty and strong packing suitable for sea shipping and air shipping.
9. What will you do if we receive poor quality parts?
Please kindly send us the pictures, our engineers will find the solutions and remake them for you asap.