Service announcements from Insaco, Inc.

Machine Shop Services

Hard materials have unique properties and characteristics that many times can REPLACE metal and often at a more cost efficient or property enhanced benefit. (read more)

Insaco, Inc has become recognized as a worldwide leader in custom machined ceramic and sapphire parts for the semiconductor industry. Through this experience, Insaco is now able to offer multiple hole wafer carriers in sapphire for GaAs and other semiconductors. (read more)

Insaco Inc, is a precision machining company customers have trusted with their critical work for over 55 years. As a trusted partner, Insaco often is called upon for advice and guidance with fine-tuning part designs to balance the desired application against the practicalities (cost) of fabrication. (read more)

Ceramic Fabrication Services

Precision Parts in CVD Silicon Carbide A customer pioneering in the life sciences industry contacted Insaco for a quote on Aluminum Nitride machining for their developmental part requiring excellent hardness and good thermal conductivity. However, they weren't sure the Aluminum Nitride was the most efficient choice. (read more)

Pistons and sleeves in ceramic materials are a specialty of Insaco, Inc. Fifty years experience precision machining and polishing of ID's and OD's allows Insaco to meet the toughest customer requirements for minimum clearance, seal-less metering pumps (read more)

Precision Grinding Services

Insaco has the ability to grind and polish spherical radius parts in a variety of materials. Specialized Lens Generating and Polishing Equipment allows Insaco to Manufacture a wide variety of Lens in Sapphire and other Optical Materials (read more)

Micro Machining Services

We specialize in machining technical ceramics, sapphire, glass and quartz materials to very precise tolerances for dimension, flatness, wedge and roundness/cylindricity.Our defense customer profile is centered on applications where tight tolerances are critical to the end-use application. (read more)

More than just precision machining of ceramic, Insaco has the capability to integrate various components such as stainless steel, plastics and other metals while holding precision inside and outside diameters in threaded/unthreaded assemblies. The combination of precise tolerance machining and component integration saves customers assembly time and costs associated with secondary operations (read more)

The nature of diamond grinding on ultra hard materials translates into tight tolerances being routinely achieved. Insaco is typically capable of generating tightly toleranced features to .001", or even .0001", and in some cases even tighter. As a custom fabricator of ceramic, glass, sapphire, and other hard materials, we machine parts to satisfy the most demanding applications. (read more)

Glass Fabrication Services

Problem:

A manufacturer of medical endoscopes needed metalized sapphire windows with extremely smooth optically polished faces to allow for hermetic sealing into a Nickel 200 tube that was brazed to the sapphire. (read more)

Specialty custom machining of sapphire and ceramic wafers allows Insaco to respond to customer needs for nesting of wafers in larger carriers. (read more)

Ultra-hard Materials Machining

Problem, Solution, Result A cutting edge developer of scientific instrumentation was sourcing a small diameter ceramic bobbin requiring concentricity to three microns on a tiny axial bore. Although high electrical and wear resistance were required, there was indecision over specifying YTZP zirconia or 99+ alumina. (read more)

Diamond grinding accuracy to .0005" within an oversized 102" x 70" x 30" envelope. With the man assist crane Insaco has the ability to machine a wide range of large ceramic and glass pieces (read more)

Materials change proves winner for NASA

Problem:

Deep space-based research by NASA called for a high energy solar concentrator that could focus from 3.5" to a faceted point over a 12" length. Designers had initially tried sapphire as the material best suited to this application. (read more)

Insaco is a custom fabricator of ceramic, glass, sapphire, and other hard materials, we specialize in machining parts that often require tolerances measured in millionths of an inch, and wear properties that satisfy even the most demanding applications (read more)