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Hone Tools, Honing Stones, Hone Mandrels, Honing Abrasives and Honing Products - Bates Technologies

CNC Microhone System

The Microhone® CNC Tooling and Abrasive System from Bates has provided superior results on compressor housings, engine blocks, hydraulic valve housings gears and other parts.  

The CNC machining system uses agile or cellular manufacturing, confirming the abilities of machining centers in higher volume production. The system allows for the smooth flow of processing workpieces from one operation to another, eliminating the wait time or need for handling between operations typical of transfer lines.

The CNC system, a rapidly evolving machining technology, is now surpassing conventional honing as the preferred process for finishing the inside diameter of a part.

Key Advantages of the Microhone CNC® Tooling and Abrasive System

  • Quality production potential at six sigma levels
  • Ability to handle critical size control and surface finish requirements
  • May be adapted for most CNC machining centers
  • Part remains fixed, eliminating part alignment issues related to multiple setups
  • Allows for use of environmentally-friendly coolants
  • Flexibility to quickly change tool for limited quantities and minimal process interruption

CNC Honing | Mazak Hone | Flexible Honing Machine - Bates Technologies

Bates Capabilities


Honing AbrasivesEngineered to optimize the performance of a variety of finishing processes.


Mandrels & Tooling

Mandrels & ToolingDesigned on state-of- the-art CAD and CAE systems using advanced technologies to ensure optimum performance.


CNC Microhone System

CNC HoningProven superior in a variety of applications, achieving Six Sigma quality levels.


At Bates Technologies, you will can find a core product line of honing stones, honing machine tools, mandrel tools, CMC honing equipment and commercial honing products. We also provide superabrasive honing products and mandrel tools for air-gage-monitored honing systems and honing machines from Sunnen, Accu-Cut, Barnes, Delapena, Engis, Fuji, Gehring, Superior, Micromatic and other renowned brands. Our honing stones, honing tools and honing machine products are engineered and manufactured to optimize the performance of a variety of finishing processes.

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