Manufacturing

Vortakt rifled barrel

Button Rifled vs. Cut Rifled Barrels: Which Option Is Right For You?

Choosing Between Vortakt® 400 and 500 Series Barrels The Different Methods of Barrel Rifling There’s a long-standing debate in the firearm industry about which rifling methodology provides the best performance. Whether it’s button rifling (100-400 Series), broach rifling, cold hammer forging, or single-point cut rifling (500 Series), there are plenty of valid options to choose …

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A New, Fully Automated Manufacturing Cell: Vortakt’s Response to Today’s Firearm Market

Robotic Automation and Precision Engineering Ramp Up Production To Match Demand When the firearm industry is faced with volatility and unprecedented demand, Vortakt® has the answer. In response to the recent surge in demand for firearms and firearm components, we’re adding a cutting-edge, fully automated manufacturing cell to expand our barrel production capacity. By capitalizing …

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Automation of barrel finishing

Automating the Barrel Manufacturing Process: Turning, Milling, Chambering, and Finishing

How Does Vortakt Barrel Works Streamline Barrel Production? In Part 1 of our “Automating the Barrel Manufacturing Process” blog series, we reviewed the various operations involved in automating barrel blank production. While many Vortakt® clients finish their own barrels, we also offer turning, milling, and chambering options for semi-finished and finished barrel production for OEM’s. …

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Automation of blank manufacturing

Automating The Barrel Blank Manufacturing Process

How Does Vortakt® Barrel Works Streamline Barrel Production? There has been a long-held assumption passed through the firearm industry that the manufacturing process of rifle and pistol barrels is “Black Magic.” While the various elements required to produce a top-quality barrel may require specialized machines, quality tooling, and select lubricant recipes, the truth of the …

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