Efficient, high-quality machining of large diameter parts requires the right equipment coupled with operator expertise. With our state-of-the-art equipment, a fully integrated engineering and production control system plus over 45 years of machining expertise, Avon has what it takes to meet the most complex and demanding requirements. Our experience and equipment give us the capability to meet the needs of a broad range of industries.
With the winning combination of our seasoned machinists for both horizontal and vertical turning centers, we have the edge on complex turning. Our Horizontal Lathes can provide our customers with parts as small as 1.0’’ diameter and ½ inch in length to Axle Shafts that can reach up to 80’’ in length and machine diameters up to 18’’. Our Vertical Turning Lathes possess the capacity to machine large diameters up to 61”.
Avon is proud to house one of only a few Mazak Integrex 1060 with Ram Tech machines in North America. This machine features a unique sub-spindle ram which can accommodate internal milling and drilling work within larger castings or forgings.This capacity allows us to machine complex internal features that were not previously possible and ARE NOT available through most
of our competitors.
Materials, Applications and Industries
We meet the needs of a broad range of clients from various industries by using in-demand materials in conjunction with our wide range of machining capabilities.
Avon machines a variety of metals according to the needs of our clients and the designs they present for large diameter components. These metals include:
- Stainless Steel
- Ductile Iron
- Gray Iron
Uses and Applications
The large diameter components produced by Avon cover a broad range of industries and applications, including:
- OEM Parts
- Rotating Housings
- Carrier Stators
- Torsion Bars
- Clutch Housings
- Precision Shafts
- Hydraulic Parts
- Threaded Parts
These are only a select few examples of the most common applications we serve. We also work to support a broad range of custom applications based on the needs of our clients across a broad range of industries. The primary sectors we support include:
- Construction & Mining
- Heavy Truck
At Avon Machining, we possess a superior capability to meet large diameter part challenges efficiently, cost-effectively, and without sacrificing quality. The following examples demonstrate how our team meets the various challenges presented to us by our customers by leveraging our advanced equipment and expertise.
- We overcame a speed-to-market challenge in which we had to produce two large diameter gears with extremely complex design features within a quick turnaround time. Our expertise and equipment was able to produce the required parts within 48 hours, saving our client three days of costly downtime.
- We met the tight production time frame of a new product launch, which required a highly complex idler gear as one of its components. Using our high-end equipment and engineering expertise, our team produced a prototype within two months and met the six-month production goal seven days earlier than expected while shaving 30% off the expected production cost.
Along with large diameter CNC turning, our capabilities include deep-hole boring on ram, which produces tighter internal tolerances that are especially critical in applications with thinner walls. Avon’s experts can also perform hard turning while achieving similar results to grinding. These efficiency improvements provide significant cost savings for our customers as well.