Manufacturing Capablities

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Our experienced and Six Sigma trained manufacturing personnel will help you select the proper process based upon your design requirements, production volumes, and aesthetic requirements. We will manufacture your parts with your design intent in mind to help minimize tooling cost and reduce or eliminate last minute tooling changes.

CNC

Milling

  • Prototype to Low Production
  • Up to 5 axis machining
  • Precision to +/-0.0002 inches on most features
  • Parts up to 40”x20”x12”

Turning

  • Prototype to Low Production
  • CNC turned parts including off axis mill/turn
  • Precision to +/-0.0002 inches on most features
  • Parts up to 12” in diameter and 20” long

PRECISION GRINDING/CUTTING

Electro-Chemical Grinding (ECG)   http://www.tridextech.com/what-is-burr-free-grinding

  • Produces a completely burr-free part with up to a .002" radius on the ends.
  • This process is typically used as a fast and accurate way of bevel grinding, slot cutting, form  grinding and squaring up the ends of tubing.

Electro-Chemical Cutting (ECC)

  • Produces a completely burr-free part with up to a .002" radius on the ends.
  • Length tolerances: A part .375" in length can be held to approximately ±.0005", A part 24" in length can be held approximately ±.003"

WIRE EDM

EDM is an acronym for "Electrical Discharge Machining". It is a method to cut conductive materials with a thin electrode that follows a programmed path. This is accomplished by controlled electrical discharges between the electrode (wire) and the work piece. Thousands of discharges per second melts away the material of the work piece as deionized water flushes and cools the small particles from the programmed gap. There is no physical contact between the wire and the part being machined therefore there is no cutting forces imparted to the work peace. No tooling is required so delivery times are short.

  • Wire EDM cutting tolerances are held to ± .0005
  • Maximum work piece dimensions are up to 16" in thickness, with minimum part features of .004" and internal radius capacity down to .001" 

3D PRINTING

Stereolithography is a rapid prototyping process used to create 3D models of any complexity from CAD files. Solid CAD data is sliced into thin cross sections. A laser generating a UV beam is moved across a vat of photosensitive liquid polymer by a scanning system. The laser draws each cross section, turning the liquid to solid. Successive cross-sections are built one upon another to create a three dimensional plastic model.

Send us your model and we will make you a prototype that looks and feels like the final product. Having this prototype to evaluate the ergonomics and functionality will give you the peace of mind before you commit to a production run.  

  • PolyJet technology feature as fine as 16-micron with accuracy as high as ± 0.1mm for smooth surfaces, thin walls and complex geometries. The materials that can be printed ranges from rubber to rigid and transparent to opaque. Multiple materials can even be printed simultaneously in the same part.
  • FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology extrudes thermoplastic material with a layer resolution down to 0.005"

 


TUBE FABRICATION

We offer a wide array of tube fabrication capabilities that we have perfected. When requesting a quote, it is very important that we understand the role that your end form plays in your project. Missing details often cause a $2 part to become a $20 part. Please provide as much information as possible. We are equipped to end form all types of metal alloys including aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, and others. From prototypes with highly sophisticated requirements to large scale production runs. Please send your custom quote today.

Our capabilities include: 

  • Precision Burr Free Cutting of Tubing and Solids
  • Tube Bending
  • Flaring
  • Swaging
  • Beading
  • Bulging
  • Crimping
  • Notching
  • Precision Closed End Tubes