State-Of-The-Art Facilities and Complete Capabilities
Standard Forged Products is one of the most advanced manufacturers in the world. Each of our manufacturing plants comes equipped with the latest electronically technology that provide quicker changeover and closer tolerances. Our forging and machining capabilities along with our people are our strongest assets.
Whether you need your axles rough forged or rough machined, finished or in mounted sets, Standard Forged Products, LLC can meet all your axle needs.
After the raw material is heated to 2,200˚F, it is automatically transferred to our state of the art GFM (General Forging Machine). An electronic program controls the process so that each piece of raw material is forged into its’ desired state in the most efficient manner. After exiting the forging machine the newly forged axle then gets torched on both ends, stamped, and migrated to our automated heat treat line and furnaces. After completion of heat treating the axles are stored in heat lots and tested to meet all applicable AAR requirements before being released for machining.
The axle is milled to length and a journal collar and center hole are applied. An ultrasonic inspection is conducted to insure internal axle quality. The axle is stamped with ID numbers and is sent to one of three separate rough turn lines. After rough turning, all axles are 100% dimensionally inspected.
During the grinding operation, the grinder finishes to a tolerance plus or minus one half thousandths of an inch. The grinder operator will check for size with a temperature compensating micrometer. After grinding, the axle goes to a mandatory hold point. It is 100% inspected.
After the axle receives a status indicator, it is shipped to an axle finish shop where it is placed in a roughening lathe. The finishing lathe makes a second cut leaving room for the grinding operation. Axle faces are conditioned to remove roughing processing marks and the axles are drilled and tapped with three bolt holes in the axle ends used to secure the journal bearings.