Precision Honing of a Stainless Steel Cylinder for the Hydraulic Industry

When precise holes and exceptional surface finishes are required, our clients rely on Midwest Precision Manufacturing to perform this work with the highest degree of accuracy. We recently completed a project for a customer in the hydraulics industry. The scope of work involved drilling a 10" diameter hole and honing to an 8 RMS surface finish.

Constructed from 316 stainless steel, the cylinder measured 15.5” O.D. x 28” in length. It featured a design with grooves machined into the inner diameter. Our precision honing capabilities allowed us to complete this difficult surface finish through the bore while upholding a very close + 0.001”/- 0.000” tolerance. In addition to dimensional measurement, quality assurance processes included inspection of the surface topography with a high resolution profilometer.

We completed this work on 16 individual cylinders within a narrow one week timeframe. If you would like more information about this project or have a similar one and are interested in a quote, contact us today.

Stainless Steel Cylinder Project Highlights

Project Name & Description
Hydraulic Cylinder
Work Scope
Drilling multiple diameter holes in multiple locations and sides of the block.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Overall Part Dimensions
Outside Diameter: Ø 15.5"
Length: 28"
Tightest Tolerances
+ 0.001" / - 0.000"
Material Used
316 Stainless Steel
Material Finish
Industry for Use
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Inspection, Profilometer
Delivery/Turnaround Time
1 Week
Delivery Location
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, CAD Drawing