Swiss Machining of a Stainless Steel Valve Stem for a Gas Regulator

A regulator manufacturer was in need of Swiss machining of a stainless steel valve stem. The valve stem was to be used within a gas regulator and needed to be produced on a rush basis. We worked closely with the customer on all aspects of design, tooling was ordered, and production scheduled all within two days.

Production processes included rough and finish turning, threading, knurling, grooving, drilling, and boring. The part was made of 303 stainless steel, and measured 1.470” long, with an O.D. of Ø.375”, and tolerances of ±.001”.

Within seven working days of the original order, we produced and delivered 11,000 pieces to our client in South Carolina. We made deliveries of 2,000-3,000 per batch to keep the customer’s assembly line up and running, while ensuring they meet their deadline. They were thrilled with the product and our turnaround time.

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Swiss Machining of a Stainless Steel Valve Stem Project Highlights

Product DescriptionThis valve stem is used within a gas regulator.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Swiss CNC Machining

    • Machined Complete in One Operation
    • Rough & Finish Turn O.D.
    • Thread O.D.
    • Knurl O.D.
    • Groove O.D.
    • Drill & Bore I.D.
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartCitizen L-20
Overall Part DimensionsO.D.: Ø.375″
Length: 1.470″
Tightest Tolerances±.001″
Material Used303 Stainless Steel
Max Material Finish32 RMS
In process testing/inspection performedFunctional Gauging, Documented Inprocess Inspection, Profilometer
Industry for UseIndustrial
Volume11,000 Pieces
Turn Around Time7 Working Days
Delivery LocationSouth Carolina
Standards MetCustomer supplied print, CAD Drawing
Product NameStem Valve