KAF Manufacturing's Turning Department is one-of-a-kind. We can bar feed and chuck diameters as small as 1mm. The largest diameter we can bar feed or bar pull is 3.00" diameter. For chucking work we can chuck 15"diameter and swing 21"diameter. The Turning Department has onboard programming that is supplemented by an offline programming system know in the industry as "Esprit", a product of DP Technology. Some of the CNC Lathes here at KAF have sub-spindles, allowing work to be transferred to a rear spindle for further processing. Some of these multi-tasking lathes have milling capabilities with live tools that work on both spindles.

Several of the CNC Milling Machines at KAF are pallet loaders where the entire table is exchanged for a fresh table when the work is complete. Most milling machines have work-holding fixtures for multiple work pieces to maximize the use of a tool once it's in the spindle.

Some of the smaller CNC Lathes have bar feeders that can handle a 12-foot bar while others use a magazine feed system that loads shorter bars. These machines also have programmable parts catchers coupled with the bar feeders. They provide for unattended operation when the process permits.

With regard to CNC Milling, some machines are 3-axis and some are 5-axis and all of them have some form of onboard programming available allowing for 3D visualization of the work being programmed and a tool management system. Some machines also have in process probing systems permitting the work to be inspected in the machine during the manufacturing process.

The 4th axis can be a simple indexer or it can be a true 4th axis. We have both types here at KAF and the programmer can graphically depict and demonstrate the rotary action to expedite the manufacture of complex shapes.

High-speed milling on some of our CNC machining centers with look-ahead function permits high metal removal rates while preserving the finish and dimensional demands of the product requirement.

At KAF we are experts in the regrinding of roller bearing raceways. We use Kellenberger grinding machines that complements a collection of CNC rotary surface grinders and several conventional surface grinders.

Flatness requirements are often outside the realm of milling, facing, or grinding. We have free abrasive flat lapping both conventional abrasive and diamond abrasive. For those lapping projects that also call for parallelism as well as flatness requirements, we have double side planetary lapping as well. Our slurries are prepared at KAF and delivered to the lapping surface via a computerized pumping station.

Size control is automated by virtue of a computer-monitored position probing system. We have the inspection equipment necessary to measure the flatness and parallelism achieved.

Every part undergoes a thorough inspection. We utilize a fine collection of the very latest inspection tools on either the shop floor or at our inspection lab. We have multiple CNC Coordinate Measuring Machines, Video Coordinate Measuring Machines and Circular Geometry Measuring Machines.