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24-7 lights-out production, setup elimination

Flexible Manufacturing Solutions

Machining automation paired with 5-axis milling capabilities to deliver tight tolerances, stringent quality control, high volumes, and competitive costs.

High repeatability

Automated, lights-out production

Eliminated setup

Scalable solutions

Service & Performance Categories

CNC Machines

Operation OEM Model Axis Count
Turning Okuma LT2000EX 8/11
LT200MY 4
LU 15-M 2
LU 15 2
DMG Mori NLX 2500SY 4
Tsugami S20-C Mark 7
S 206II 8
BE 20 Mark V 5
Milling Okuma MB400H 4
MU-4000V 5
MB-56VA 5
MX-45VAE 4
MF-46VA 3
DMG Mori DMU 60 eV0 5
Brother C-32BN 5
Mazak VCN 10C-11 3/4
Mill-Turning Okuma Multus B250II 7
DMG Mori NTX 1000 7
Machines

Inspection Equipment

  • CMM
    • Zeiss Contura (3)
    • Zeiss Duramax 
  • Microscopes 
  • On-machine probes for workpiece measurement 
  • Optical comparators 
  • Vision systems 
Inspection

Compliance

Certifications 

  • ISO 13485:2016
  • AS9100D

Registrations

  • EU RoHS
  • EU REACH
  • EU Conflict Minerals Disclosure
  • ITAR
Compliance

Post-Machining Operations

  • Electro-mechanical assembly
  • Crest cleaning (work envelop of 20 x 12.5 x 9)
  • Heat Treat
    • Work envelop of 11 x 24 x 21
    • 17-4 to H900 
  • Rotary grit blast
  • Vibratory debur 
  • Laser marking 
Post-Machining

Software

  • CAD Systems - 3D
  • CAM programming software
  • CMM programming software
  • ERP software 
  • Job estimation software 
  • SPC/Quality management software 
  • Toolpath simulation/verification software
Software

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminum, widely used in aerospace, medical, and automotive industries, is favored for its high strength-to-weight ratio, versatility, and lightness. It's perfect for weight-sensitive, durable, and heat-efficient components like engine blocks and heat exchangers.

Pros: Formability, Versatility, Strength-to-Weight ratio, Corrosion Resistance, Cost Effective, Durability

Cons: Tool Wear, Surface Finish

Alloys: 6061-T6, 7075-T6, 7050, 2024, 5052, 6063, MIC6

Aluminum

Brass

Brass, a dynamic copper alloy, enhances copper's strengths, offering superior mechanical strength, reduced friction, and exceptional corrosion and wear resistance. Ideal for CNC machining, brass is favored for durable, corrosion-resistant mechanical components like gears, lock parts, and pipe fittings, thanks to its excellent machinability and versatility.

Pros: Corrosion Resistance, Ductility, Machinability, High Conductivity

Cons: Expensive, Tool Wear, Dimensional Stability

Alloys: C101, C260, C360

Brass

Bronze

Bronze is a sturdy and dependable material, offering superior resistance to wear and corrosion thanks to its composition of tin, iron, and zinc. It shines in applications that demand robust wear and corrosion defense. This versatile alloy is the go-to choice for tasks that call for substantial strength, minimal friction, and a high tolerance for wear and tear. Its formidable strength and resilience make it perfect for components like bearings, bushings, thrust washers, and valve parts that must endure heavy loads or the rigors of extreme conditions.

Pros: Anti-Friction, Machinability, Corrosion Resistance

Cons: Tool Wear, Material Consistency

Alloys: Copper 932/Bearing Bronze

Bronze

Cast Iron

Cast Iron stands out for its exceptional durability and resistance to wear, marking it as an ideal candidate for damping vibrations. It finds widespread use across a range of industrial settings, including but not limited to the manufacture of gears, bases, pulleys, and bushings. Its remarkable resilience under high stress and pressure conditions often makes it the material of choice for heavy-duty machinery and equipment. The distinctive qualities of cast iron ensure it serves as a dependable resource for sectors in need of stable, enduring components.

Pros: Machinability, Dimensional Stability, Cost-Effectiveness, Versatility, Corrosion Resistance

Cons: Tool Wear, Brittle, Surface Finish

Cast Iron

Copper

Copper, renowned for its unparalleled electrical and thermal conductivity, is indispensable across industries like power, automotive, medical, and aerospace due to its corrosion resistance and antimicrobial properties. Grades 101 and 110 are particularly favored for their efficiency in energy transport, making them ideal for bus bars, wire connectors, and power network components. These alloys are valued for their strength, ease of use, and corrosion resistance, perfect for high-performance electrical components in transformers, generators, motors, and switchgear.

Pros: Corrosion Resistance, High Conductivity, Ductility

Cons: Expensive, Oxidation, Burr Formation, Tool Wear, Malleability

Alloys: 101, 110

Copper

Inconel

Inconel, a robust family of nickel-chromium super alloys, excels in resisting oxidation and corrosion, even under the most extreme heat conditions. This exceptional durability positions Inconel as the material of choice for demanding applications found in aerospace, gas turbines, and chemical processing industries.

Pros: Strength, Oxidation Resistance, Corrosion Resistance

Cons: Tool Wear, Work Hardening

Alloys: 600, 625, 718, 800

Inconel

Monel

Monel, a robust family of nickel-copper alloys, is prized for its superior strength, exceptional corrosion resistance, and impressive mechanical performance even in the chill of sub-zero temperatures. The lineup features popular grades such as Monel 400, Monel K-500, and Monel R-405, making them invaluable assets across diverse sectors like marine, chemical, hydrocarbon processing, and aerospace. This is largely due to their unparalleled ability to withstand the harshness of seawater, acids, and alkalis.

Pros: Corrosion Resistance, Strength

Cons: Tool Wear, Work Hardening, Cost

Alloys: 400, R-405, K-500

Monel

Steel

Steel, a predominant material in various key industries like aerospace and automotive, offers a perfect mix of cost-effectiveness and advantageous properties. Its composition, primarily iron blended with about 1% carbon and occasionally minor amounts of elements like molybdenum and chromium, enhances its strength, durability, and performance, making it ideal for manufacturing essential components such as fixtures, drive shafts, and gears. Despite its benefits, including ease of machining and welding, steel is prone to oxidation, requiring protective treatments to preserve its quality and appearance.

Pros: Cost-Effective, Ductility, Strength, Durability

Cons: Tool Wear, Machining Time

Alloys: A2, A36, 1018, 1215, 4140, 4140 PH, 4130, A514, 4340

Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel stands out for its exceptional durability, heat and corrosion resistance, making it a preferred choice in sectors like construction, automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing. Its versatility is evident in its varied applications, from heat exchangers to medical instruments. A key feature is its chromium content (at least 10.5%), enhancing corrosion resistance. Various grades of the alloy, achieved by adding different alloying elements, improve its corrosion resistance, heat treatability, and machinability, with heat treatment vital for optimizing its mechanical properties.

Pros: Corrosion resistance, Strength, Ductility, Weldability

Cons: Machinability, Cost, Material Variability

Alloys: 303, 304, 316, 410, 416, 420, 440C, 17-4, Nitronic 60, 15-5, 18-8

Stainless Steel

Titanium

Titanium is favored in aerospace, medical, and marine industries for its lightweight, strength, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility. It excels in applications requiring high strength-to-weight ratios and temperature resilience, such as aerospace parts, medical implants, and sports gear. Available as pure or alloyed, titanium offers enhanced strength with minimal impurities. Its properties solve engineering challenges across sectors by providing high performance up to 1,000°F, with low thermal expansion and a high melting point of about 3,000°F, though it is more costly to machine than metals like aluminum.

Pros: Corrosion Resistance, Strength, Heat Resistance, Self-Oxidizing

Cons: Galling, Expensive, Tool Wear, Rigidity Requirements

Alloys: Grade 2, Grade 5

Titanium

Zinc

Zinc, a versatile and common non-magnetic metal, boasts superior properties such as heat, strength, electrical and thermal conductivity, along with corrosion resistance, making it ideal for a wide range of applications from automotive components to hardware and electrical fittings. Often alloyed with aluminum, magnesium, and copper to form Zamak, these alloys are favored for die-casting, offering excellent dimensional stability, precision, and machinability. This affordability, coupled with mechanical strength and shock resistance, makes zinc alloys, particularly in die-cast form, a preferred choice in industries like automotive for their cost-efficiency and reduced machining requirements.

Pros: Machinability, Strength, Inexpensive

Cons: Soft, Environmental/Health Concerns, Galvanic Corrosion

Alloys: Zamak 3

Zinc

Additional Capabilities

Optimize your design for production

Design for Manufacturability

Our feedback process increases product quality, shortens lead times, and keeps customer costs low by optimizing your product and automating the production process whenever possible. 

When you partner with our team, you get more than a machined part. You're collaborating with us to create a unique manufacturing solution that's optimized for your needs.

DFM
Built in, not inspected out

Quality Control

We deliver industry-leading levels of quality by using best-in-class inspection technology, continuously improving our QMS, and aligning our practices with international quality standards. 

Our compliance, systems, and processes allow us to carefully and responsibly meet our customers' needs with industry-leading levels of excellence.

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Mechanical and electro-mechanical

Complex Assembly

With our ISO 13485:2016 and AS9100 certified facilities, we supply complete finished device assembly for the medical device, aerospace, and industrial sectors. 

Our mechanical and electro-mechanical assembly services free up our customers' time, personnel, and resources so they can focus on what matters most.

Complex Assembly
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Inventory Monitoring

We combine our ERP, a seamless quoting system, and our proprietary manufacturing software to supply proactive inventory monitoring and management. 

Our inventory management solutions are an efficient, cost-effective way to ensure you never go without parts, avoid lead times, and help you deliver your product or service with the shortest turnaround time possible.

Inventory Monitoring
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