Yillik Honing Services has provided manufacturers with the highest quality services in the Honing industry for over 30 years. Our services are designed to meet customer-specific requirements to ensure the highest quality within their industry standards.

What is Honing?

Honing is a machining process that uses an abrasive stone, such as diamond or silicon carbide, to remove material from the surface of a metal object slowly. This abrasion results in a smooth and precise finish, usually achieved with minimal distortion. 

The honing process is most commonly used on the internal surfaces of precision parts where close tolerances are essential. It can also improve the surface finish of objects made from materials such as stainless steel, high speed steel, and tungsten carbide.

Honing is often used in conjunction with other machining processes, such as reaming and grinding, to achieve tight tolerance requirements. In addition, honing can be used to reduce the cost of parts by eliminating secondary operations such as polishing or buffing. 

Honing is a process that requires skill and experience, as it is critical to achieving the desired result in terms of finish quality and accuracy. It is also essential to be aware that honing is only suitable for some materials; softer metals such as brass or aluminum can be easily damaged by the abrasive stones used in the process. 

Therefore, if you plan on using honing for your components, consulting with an experienced machinist is essential before beginning the project.

Common Applications for Honing Services

 Honing services are used in various industries, such as automotive, aerospace, and medical. It is used to create parts with high precision and accuracy. It is also used to create parts with smooth surfaces and tight tolerances. Common applications for honing services include:

  • Cylinders
  • Pistons
  • Bushings
  • Bearings
  • Valves
  • Gears
  • Pumps and Impellers
  • Rollers
  • Nozzles
  • Sleeves
  • Couplings