Differential Housing

CNC Machining of a Ductile Iron Differential Housing for the Large Mining Vehicle Industry

Differential Housing Example









Differential Housing Capabilities

Capabilities Applied/Processes

CAM Programming
In-House Tooling/Fixture Development
CNC Vertical Turning
 • Turning, Drilling, Tapping, Contouring Milling
CNC Horizontal Boring Mill
  • Milling, Boring, Drilling, Tapping and Thread Milling


Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

130 Horizontal Boring Mill
2 Meter Vertical Turning Machine – With Live Tooling

Overall Part Dimensions

Base Diameter: Ø 67”
Height: 47”
3100 lbs. Finished Weight
600 lbs. of Material Removal

Tightest Tolerances

± 0.05mm (0.002 inch) Diameter
0.04mm (0.0015 inch) True Position

Material Used

Ductile Iron

Material Finish

RA 63

In process testing/inspection performed

On-machine inspection with gages and Faro Arm

CMM Inspection

Industry for Use

Large Mining Vehicles


3 – 20 Piece Batches

Delivery/Turnaround Time

20 Day Lead Time

Standards Met

Customer Specifications
2D CAD Drawing
Customer Required Control Plan
Geometric Dimensioning Tolerance

Project Challenges

This component requires large boring applications as well as the ability to maintain tight true position of these bores to each other.