The Deep-Drawn Advantage
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Compared to screw machines, plastic extrusions, tubing and stampings, Braxton's deep-drawing techniques offer many benefits:
- Starting with flat stock and ending with a tubular part, this process minimizes material waste.
- Superior part-to-part and batch-to-batch repeatability are assured.
- Slitting, flaring and hole punching, normally considered secondary operations, can be performed on the drawing machine.
- Intricate designs not previously possible can be produced.
- Raw material is work hardened during the
drawing process, therefore eliminating the need for secondary heat
treating on most finished parts.
- Starting stock can be clad or pre-plated with
gold prior to the deep-draw process, guaranteeing even coverage of gold
on both the OD & ID of micro-miniature tubes with or without a closed
end as small as 0.005" (0.13mm) ID. This process also eliminates the
threat of residual acid trapped in the parts, a type of contamination
that is commonly found in the barrel plating process.
- Braxton's proprietary drawing machines are built in-house. Coupled with our advanced in-house carbide die making facilities, our drawing machines enable us to produce parts in more sizes, and with significantly superior tolerances and finishes, in comparison to competing processes.