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Absolute Machine Tools Joins National Shooting Sports Foundation

Precihole barrel processing machine

Machine tool and manufacturing systems provider Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. has joined the National Shooting Sports Association (NSSF). The industry trade association has 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's extensive offering of machine tools and automation systems includes machines specifically engineered for drilling, reaming and rifling of small-caliber gun barrels. Sold under the Precihole brand name, the machines can be combined into processing cells that enable a manufacturer to efficiently drill, ream and rifle as many as 20,000 small-caliber firearm barrels a month.

Three machines typically make up a cell. First, Precihole's four-spindle gun drilling machine permits deep drilling of four barrels simultaneously. An open machine configuration facilitates robot access, minimizing operator involvement and supporting 24/7 operation. Depending on individual model configuration, the machine can drill I.D.'s from 0.04" to 1.57" and barrel stock from 0.4" to 4.0" O.D.

Next in the process is a two-spindle pull-reaming machine that features automation for insertion and repositioning of reamers. Reduced set-up 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" to 60."

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" to 0.59" and depth from 24" to 60".

Absolute Machine Tools Director of Marketing and A+ Automation Team Courtney Ortner said, "Absolute focuses on boosting the productivity and efficiency of manufacturing operations. Our company's offering of small-caliber barrel machining and automation equipment can enable the firearm manufacturing members of the NSSF to optimize their operations and reduce the cost of the sporting guns they produce."

For more information contact:

Courtney Ortner

Absolute Machine Tools, Inc.

7420 Industrial Parkway

Lorain, OH 44053

800-852-7825 / 440-960-6911

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