Absolute Machine Tools Joins National Shooting Sports Foundation
Absolute Machine Tools is pleased to announce that we’ve joined the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). This industry trade association boasts more than 8,000 members, including firearms manufacturers, distributors, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s clubs and media, and focuses on promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports.
“Absolute focuses on boosting the productivity and efficiency of manufacturing operations,” said Courtney Ortner, Absolute Machine Tools Director of Marketing and A+ Automation Team. “Our company’s offering of small-caliber barrel machining and automation equipment can enable the firearm manufacturing members of the National Shooting Sports Association to optimize their operations and reduce the cost of the sporting guns they produce.”
Firearms Manufacturing Systems
Absolute’s extensive offering of machine tools and automation systems includes machines from Precihole Machine Tools specifically engineered for drilling, reaming and rifling of small-caliber gun barrels. These machines can be combined into processing cells that allow manufacturers to efficiently drill, ream and rifle as many as 20,000 small-caliber firearm barrels a month.
Three machines typically make up a cell.
Step 1: Deep Drilling
First, Precihole’s four-spindle gun drilling machine allows for deep drilling of four barrels simultaneously. The open machine configuration facilitates robot access, minimizing operator involvement and supporting 24/7 operation. Depending on individual model configuration, the machine can drill IDs from 0.04” to 1.57” and barrel stock from 0.4″ – 4.0″ OD.
Step 2: Pull Reaming
Next in the process is a 2-spindle pull-reaming machine that features automation for insertion and repositioning of reamers. Reduced setup time and rapid operating parameters (0-20 IPM pulling speeds) support high-volume barrel finishing and polishing. Different machine configurations handle reaming diameters from 0.15″ to 0.59″ and depths from 24″ – 60.”
Step 3: Button Rifling
Finally, Precihole’s button rifling machine forms precise barrel grooves at speeds up to 80 IPM. Depending the machine model, rifling size can range from 0.15″ – 0.59″, and depth from 24″ – 60.”
Find the Solution for Your Firearms Manufacturing Needs
Absolute Machine Tools has been the exclusive importer for Precihole Machine Tools since 2013. For 30 years, Precihole has focused on this niche technology and today is an internationally trusted brand that offers a comprehensive range of deep hole drilling and finishing machines. Contact Absolute Tools today for help with the customized engineered solutions to fit your firearms manufacturing needs!