Processes

  • Precision Turning
    • Multi-Spindle
      • Application
        • High-volume production
        • OD tolerances to 15 microns
        • ID tolerances to 12 microns
        • Flatness requirements to 5 microns
      • Equipment
        • Davenport
        • Ergomat
        • Gildemeister
        • Index 25mm
        • Index MS32-42
        • New Britain
        • Schutte 12mm – 51mm
        • Tornos 16mm – 20mm
        • Tornos MultiDeco
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
      Single-Spindle
      • Application
        • Long length-to-diameter ratio (3:1 to 25:1)
        • Cam machines to 10 mm diameter
        • CNC machines to 32 mm diameter
        • Diameter tolerances under 10 microns
      • Equipment
        • Bechler
        • Biglia
        • Citizen L20-VII
        • Citizen L25
        • Citizen L32
        • Citizen M20
        • Gildemeister
        • Hardinge 42mm
        • Hitachi Seiki
        • Manurhin
        • Miyano 20mm – 34mm
        • Peterman
        • Star
        • Tornos 7mm – 10mm
        • Tornos Deco 13mm
        • Tornos Deco 20mm
        • Tornos Deco 2000 10-26mm
        • Traub
        • Tsugami 7mm – 20mm
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
      CNC Multi-Axis
      • Application
        • Parts with complex ID/OD features
        • Bar capacities to 60 mm diameter
        • Tolerances typically 15 – 25 microns
        • Includes ultra-precision turning, lapping and ID honing
        • Parts with size, flatness and roundness to +/- 2 microns
        • Tolerances held up to 1 micron in certain applications
      • Equipment
        • Gildemeister
        • Hardinge Conquest GT
        • Hardinge
        • Kummer
        • Miyano
        • Precitec
        • Takisawa
        • Traub
        • Wasino
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
  • Precision Grinding
    • CNC Infeed Center-less
      • Application
        • High-volume parts
        • Complex OD features
        • Difficult-to-machine materials
      • Equipment
        • Carjac
        • Bocca & Malandrone
        • Ghiringhelli
        • Herminghausen
        • Lidk√∂ping
        • Micron
        • Microrex
        • Microsa
        • Nomoco
        • Rossi & Monza
        • Royal Master
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • CNC Through feed
      • Application
        • Parts with fine finishes
        • Parts with OD tolerances below 5 microns
        • Appropriate length-to-diameter ratio
        • Roundness tolerances under 5 microns
      • Equipment
        • Cincinnatti
        • Ghiringhelli
        • Koyo
        • Micron
        • Microrex
        • Unison
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • Between-Center Grinding
      • Application
        • Roundness tolerances under 2 microns
        • Parts at OD tolerances below 3 microns
      • Equipment
        • Studer
        • Tschudin
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • ID Grinding
      • Application
        • Finishing of internal bores and seats to achieve low single digit micron capability on size, roundness, taper, and cylindricity, as well as achieve very fine surface finish.
      • Equipment
        • Bryant
        • Micron
        • Studer
        • Tschudin
        • UVA
        • Voumard
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • Surface Grinding
      • Application
        • Flatness and parallelism tolerances up to 10 microns
        • Overall length tolerance to 5 microns
      • Equipment
        • Blohm
        • Brand
        • Swisher
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
  • Gear Manufacturing
    • Hobbing
      • Application
        • Straight, helical and spline gears, pinions, worm gears and worm shafts
        • Green hobbing of unhardened steel
        • Finish machining of gears from hardened materials, HRC 60 and up
      • Equipment
        • Koepfer
        • Lambert
        • Mikron
        • Pfauter
        • Whali W80
      • Material
        • Alloy Steel
        • Brass
        • Bronze
        • Carbon Steel
        • Fatigue- and Stress-proof Steel
        • Free Machining Steel
        • Specialty Stainless
    • Thread Milling
      • Application
        • Spline gears, pinion gears, worm gears and worm shafts
      • Equipment
        • Koepfer
        • Lambert
        • Monnier & Zahner
      • Material
        • Alloy Steel
        • Brass
        • Bronze
        • Carbon Steel
        • Fatigue- and Stress-proof Steel
        • Free Machining Steel
        • Specialty Stainless
    • Roll Finishing
      • Application
        • Roller finishing of worm gears
        • Surface finish to Ra 0.4 or less
        • Permits a higher surface micro-hardness without heat treatment
        • Quality level to DIN 9 standard for worm gears
      • Equipment
        • Escofier
        • Thommen
      • Material
        • Alloy Steel
        • Brass
        • Bronze
        • Carbon Steel
        • Fatigue- and Stress-proof Steel
        • Free Machining Steel
        • Specialty Stainless
  • Precision Milling
    • Applications
      • Repetitive prismatic parts with multi-plane machining
    • Equipment
      • Brother
      • Chiron
      • Deckel
      • Fanuc
      • Haas
      • Kitamura
      • Makino
      • Matsuura
      • Mazac
    • Materials
      • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
      • Alloy Steel
      • Aluminum
      • Brass
      • Carbon Steel
      • Exotic Alloys
      • Specialty Stainless
      • Titanium
  • Forging
    • Applications
      • Hot and cold forging
      • Induction heating
      • Forging with progressive die
      • Finish machining of forged parts
    • Equipment
      • J and L Presses
      • Komatsu
    • Materials
      • Alloy Steel
      • Carbon Steel
  • Plastic Injection Molding
    • Applications
      • Various gear designs, bearing components and housing components
      • Worm gears with metallic hub
      • Precision gear over-molding to achieve optimum noise performance
    • Equipment
      • Arburg 50T
      • Delrin
    • Materials
      • PEEK
      • Plastic
      • Delrin
  • Rotary Transfer Machining
    • Applications
      • Multi-station machining operations, such as drilling, reaming, tapping, threading, milling, and burnishing
    • Equipment
      • Hydromat
      • Imas
      • Imoberdorf
      • Mikron Multistar
      • Mikron Multifactor
      • Posalux
      • Wirth & Gruffat
    • Materials
      • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
      • Alloy Steel
      • Aluminum
      • Brass
      • Carbon Steel
      • Exotic Alloys
      • Specialty Stainless
      • Titanium
  • Precision Secondary Machining

    • Double-Disk Grinding & Fine Grinding
      • Application
        • Grinding of parallel surfaces to achieve fine finishes, flatness, parallelism and size control.
      • Equipment
        • Nissei
        • Peter Wolters
        • Stahli
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • Spline & Thread Rolling
      • Application
        • Generating splines, threads, and improving surface finish and form on cut threads.
      • Equipment
        • Escofier
        • Kinefac
        • ORT
        • Thommen
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • Broaching
      • Application
        • Efficient production of flats and slots while achieving fine surface finish, flatness, parallelism and size control.
      • Equipment
        • Arthur Klink
        • Aumat
        • JTC
        • TyMiles
        • Varinelli
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • Surface Grinding
      • Application
        • Combining milling, hard tuning, broaching, surface grinding, coining, honing, gun drilling, burnishing, ballizing, thread whirling, or brazing with other processes
      • Equipment
        • Blohm
        • Brand
        • Swisher
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • Drill/Mill/Tapping
      • Application
        • Facilitate drilling, reaming, tapping, and milling of complex shapes and eccentric features.
      • Equipment
        • Brother
        • Chiron
        • DMG
        • Fanuc Robo Drill
        • Kitamura
        • Mazak
        • Miyano
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
  • Sub-Assembly
    • Applications
      • Assembly of in-house manufactured components with purchased (such as plastics or stampings) and/or outsourced parts to provide customer with production-line-ready sub-assembly components, such as gear box assemblies.
    • Equipment
      • ATIS
      • Custom Machines
      • Dixon
      • Mikron
      • Philips
    • Materials
      • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
      • Alloy Steel
      • Aluminum
      • Brass
      • Carbon Steel
      • Electrical Iron
      • Exotic Alloys
      • Specialty Stainless
      • Titanium
  • Laser Machining
    • Applications
      • Stents and other medical-related components
    • Equipment
      • Nd:YAG Lasers
    • Materials
      • Exotic Alloys
      • Nitinol
      • Stainless Steel
  • Finishing

    • ID Honing
      • Application
        • Fine surface finishes to precise dimensions
      • Equipment
        • Accucut
        • Gehring
        • Pemamo
        • Sunnen
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Electrical Iron
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • Abrasive Flow Machining
      • Application
        • Creating controlled radiuses on entry and exit hole openings.
      • Equipment
        • Extrudehone
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Electrical Iron
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • Micro-finishing
      • Application
        • Very tight dimensional control while producing extremely fine surface finishes
      • Equipment
        • Lam Plan
        • Lapmaster Model 15
        • Safaq
        • Supfina
        • Thielenhaus
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Electrical Iron
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
    • Deburring
      • Application
        • Removing burrs, creating radiuses on external corners, removing scale and other surface contaminants, and improving surface finish.
      • Equipment
        • Burlytic Electrochemical Deburr
        • Dynetics Electrochemical Deburr
        • Dreher Centrifugal Barrel Deburr
        • Graviflow Centrifugal Barrel Deburr
        • Guyson Bead Blast
        • Rotofinish Centrifugal Disk Deburr
        • Spiratron Tumbling Equipment
        • Surftran Thermal Deburr
        • VMB Electrochemical Deburr
      • Material
        • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
        • Alloy Steel
        • Aluminum
        • Brass
        • Carbon Steel
        • Electrical Iron
        • Exotic Alloys
        • Specialty Stainless
        • Titanium
  • Heat Treatment

    • Atmospheric Heat Treatment
      • Application
        • Hardening and tempering
      • Equipment
        • Combustol
        • Engefor
        • Ipsen Furnace
      • Material
        • Carbon Steel
    • Induction Heat Treatment
      • Application
        • Hardening and tempering of shafts and gears
      • Equipment
        • Amysa
        • CFEI Induction
        • CNC Inducto Heat
        • GHL
      • Material
        • Carbon Steel
  • Precision Cleaning
    • Applications
      • Rinse:
        Water solutions and recycled mineral spirits are used to clean parts between operations
      • Wash and Precision Ultrasonic:
        For critical parts, ultrasonic wash is combined with rotation and agitation to achieve particle size of less than 250 microns
    • Equipment
      • Alpasonic
      • Branson Ultrasonic
      • CAE/Blackstone
      • Crest Ultrasonic
      • Mecano-Lav
      • Multimatic
      • Olympus
      • Pero
      • Proceco
      • Ramco
      • Safety Clean
    • Materials
      • 300 and 400 Series Stainless
      • Alloy Steel
      • Aluminum
      • Brass
      • Carbon Steel
      • Exotic Alloys
      • Specialty Stainless
      • Titanium