Genesee Manufacturing Company, Inc.
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Home : Case Histories : Recreation & Consumer Products

Recreation and Consumer Products
Workpiece examples include:

Golf clubs, flatware (knives, forks, spoons), industrial textile needles and tools, pens, arrowheads, snowmobile cleats, recreational vehicle parts, appliances and jewelry.

Case Histories

Flat Iron
A customer was removing the hardened steel jacket and ceramic insulation from the heating elements on a flat iron in two time-consuming, unpredictable operations.

THE SOLUTION:
A special adjustable Genesee hollow mill was designed to simultaneously remove the steel jacket and ceramic insulation without damaging the inner Ni-Chrome wire.
  • The tool also includes a special shank with drive pins and a ground hole for mounting the tool over the spindle.
Coaxial Cable
A manufacturer of coaxial wire cable components was required to machine away a copper/lead/tin solder material from the ends of the components.
  • Complicating the process was the necessity to also trim off an inner stainless steel braid shim, leaving exposed a Teflon® coated inner conducting wire, without damage to the wire.
  • The manufacturer had a family of parts requiring the same operation to be performed on a variety of diameters ranging from .070" to .152".
THE SOLUTION:
Genesee designed two standard positive rake M-00 style hollow mills with standard brazed carbide blades.
  • Blade geometry can be maintained by the customer through dozens of regrinds using the simple Genesee regrinding fixture.

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Flat Iron

  
Coaxial Cable