Services for the fabrication of parts.
Additive manufacturing services providers have equipment and knowledge to produce parts using 3D printers. Parts can be almost any shape and are produced by sequentially depositing layers of material into a desired geometry.
Blanking services involve using a punch and die to cut or blank out flat pieces from a uniform sheet or strip. These parts can be a finished product like rubber washers or be used as stock or blanks for further processing like stamping, extruding or spinning.
Brazing and soldering services use welding techniques and related processes to fabricate parts and join components.
Cam manufacturing services fabricate cams to customer specifications and often provide design assistance.
Cold forming and cold heading services form metal by placing it under pressure, without the addition of heat, until the desired shape is achieved. Cold heading is commonly used to manufacture bolts, rivet nuts, and many other fasteners.
Contract manufacturing services provide parts and equipment on behalf of original equipment manufacturers (OEM). The design and brand name remain the property of the OEM. Contract manufacturing may involve a complete range of services from design and prototyping to final production, assembly, and quality assurance for complete products.
Converting services cut large, usually roll stock materials into smaller, usable shape and sizes.
Deep drawing services form parts by using a punch to radially draw a sheet metal blank into a forming die. The part is re-drawn through a series of successively smaller dies until its depth is greater than its diameter.
EDM tooling, electrodes, fixtures, materials, guides and other supplies are used in electrical discharge machining (EDM), a highly-accurate manufacturing process for creating shapes within components and assemblies.
Electroforming services manufacture 2-D and 3-D components which are otherwise not easy to fashion by electrodepositing a thin layer of metal on a mandrel.
Electron beam welding services use a narrow beam with high energy density to weld metals and alloys with a narrower heat effect zone and deeper penetration compared to most other welding processes.
In the forging process, metal is shaped by pressing, pounding, or squeezing under very high pressure, to form parts called forgings. Forging processes include cold forging or heading, impression or closed die, open die, and seamless rolled ring.
Gear manufacturing services design and fabricate gears to customer specifications.
Hermetic seals provide a vacuum or leak tight seal such as a brazed glass-to-metal seal.
Hydroforming services use fluid pressure and a die to shape ferrous and nonferrous tubular materials.
Laminating services bond two or more layers of material into a laminated composite sheet or web.
Laser welding services use high-powered laser welding equipment to fuse materials together.
Metal casting involves the shaping of free-flowing liquid metals through the use of dies, molds or patterns.
Metal spinning services use a positive-pressure process where rotating tool (lathe) or roller shapes a spinning sheet metal workpiece such as a pipe, camshaft, or crankshaft.
Mold making services design and build tooling and patterns for molding processes, including investment casting, permanent mold casting, sand casting, die casting, lost foam casting, powder metal, die forging, injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming, compression molding, rotational molding, and others.
Optical manufacturing services design, fabricate, finish and test optical components and optical elements.
Plate forming services cut, roll, form, and weld metal plates typically greater than 3/16".
Powder metal services are used to create finely divided or powdered metals that are used in fabricating sintered parts, thermal spraying, filling plastics, and other specialized applications. Powdered metals include most types of metals.
Punching services is a process that uses a punch press to force a tool, called a punch, through the workpiece to create a hole via shearing.
RF welding services join, seam, and seal plastic film, synthetic fiber fabrics, thermoplastic elastomer sheet, and other flexible materials using radio frequency (RF) or dielectric heating.
Roll forming services create metal shapes with uniform cross-sections. Sheets, strips, coils, wires or foils are fed between successive pairs of rollers that progressively bend and form the metal until the desired shape and cross-section is obtained.
Sheet metal fabrication services manufacture components by cutting, bending, rolling, forming, stamping, and welding sheet metal.
Spring winding services providers fabricate springs to specifications supplied by their customers, often providing design assistance.
Stamping services use punches and dies to create three-dimensional parts and add surface definition such as lettering to flat-sheet materials.
Tool and die makers manufacture progressive tooling, stamping dies, jigs, fixtures, and other tooling.
Tube bending and pipe bending services produce finished parts from tubes and pipes. They perform processes such as CNC bending, hydroforming, mandrel bending, ram bending, roll ending, heat bending, and sand packing.
Tube fabrication services perform end-services such as notching, slotting, and piercing. They do not manufacture pipes or tubes.
Welding and fabrication services provide customized metal forming and processing, typically on a contract basis. Capabilities are usually not limited to welding and fabrication, and may include design consulting, on-site operations, prototyping, and other useful industrial procedures.
Wire forming services stamp and bend wire into fabricated shapes such as clips, springs, specialty pins, rings, wire racks, hooks, and other products.
Wire manufacturing services draw, coil, roll, spool, finish and heat-treat wire and raw wire stock. They may also perform secondary services such as braiding, bonding, cabling, cutting, insulating, printing, slitting, straightening, weaving, and wire wrapping.