Saw Cutting & Hand Spinning of a Venturi Tube for the Aerospace Industry

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Venturi Tube
Venturi Tube

A customer in the aerospace industry needed a company with the experience and technology to construct a uniquely designed venturi tube for a helicopter heating and air conditioning application. Elyria Metal Spinning was hired to complete the required work, drawing from over 40 years of experience to spin the part from tubing. The saw cutting tube was drawn from ASTM B210 6061 series 0 3" OD x .049" wall aluminum, and the part was constructed employing hand spinning techniques to meet the specified contours. All outside diameter surfaces were refined with precision machining techniques, and the part was trimmed to length. A deburring procedure was carried out for the effective smoothing of the unit, and the brushed finish was achieved with a scotch brite polish.

Completed dimensions of the tube were 15 ½" in length and 3" in diameter, produced while holding a tight ±0.005" tolerance. Accuracy and dimensional integrity were ensured with in process and postproduction visual inspections. Turnaround time for this project was 6 to 8 weeks, with 50 to 75 units shipped per order to the customer in Addison, Texas. For more information about this custom venturi tube fabrication or our other unique metal spinning capabilities, please see the table below or contact us directly.

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Venturi Tube Project Highlights

Project Name
Venturi Tube
Project Description
This venture tube is used within a helicopter heat and air conditioning application.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Saw Cutting
Hand Spinning

Secondary:
Machining
Trimming
Deburring
Polishing
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Spinning Lathe
Hand Levers
CNC Lathe
Machinists Lathe
Overall Part Dimensions
3" Diameter x 15 ½ Length
Tightest Tolerances
±.005
Material Used
ASTM B210 6061-0 3" OD x .049 Wall Aluminum Tubing
Material Finish
Brushed/Polished
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Requirements
Visual Inspection
Industry for Use
Aerospace
Volume
50-75 per order
Delivery/Turnaround Time
6-8 weeks
Delivery Location
Addison, Texas

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