Manufacturing Processes

Services

Materials Cutting Service utilizes 5-axis waterjet machine.

June 30, 2015

Employing 5-axis water jet cutting system, material cutting service provides solution for when heat-affected zone is undesirable. Various materials, including titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and composite materials, can be cut and processed. Machine's 5-axis head design allows intricate and complex angle cuts from 0° to 90°, including beveled edges and weld landings, and cutting envelope handles material sections up to 14 ft x 30 ft x 15 in. Read More

Services

Silicone Injection Molding produces prototypes, low-volume parts.

May 20, 2015

Enabled via acquisition of injection molding presses suited for small-, medium-, and micro-sized parts, liquid silicone injection molding services are available for prototype and low-volume production purposes. Capabilities cover manufacturing of complex injection mold tools within 15–25 business days. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Services

Color Graphics permanently decorate structural foam.

May 20, 2015

Fusing with polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) on subsurface level to permanently decorate injection molded PE and PP products, Polyfuze technology also works on structural foam. Single- or multi-colored graphics, applied using standard hot stamp equipment, are comprised of polymer-based, pigmented plastic that is 100% recyclable and can be manufactured to comply with FDA, ASTM, CPSIA, RoHS, and REACH standards. Graphics also withstand weathering and fuel/solvent/chemical removal.
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Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services, Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment

Custom Laser Engraving affords design flexibility.

May 15, 2015

Performed by in-house graphic design department wth CO2 laser system, RoHS- and REACH-compliant laser engraving offers alternative to decals and screen printing with regards to adorning glass parts with logos, scales, or serial numbers. Accurate and repeatable etching process produces permanent images that will not wear, peel, or rub off. Images and logos can be changed instantly, and supported materials include quartz, glass, wood, stainless steel, Kovar, acrylic, plastic, and ceramics. Read More

Services

Heat Treating Services meet quality-critical industry needs.

April 30, 2015

Available for aerospace, medical, and other industries, heat treating services include bright aging, hardening, annealing, and stress relieving of various alloys, including Ni, Co, and Ti. Nitrogen as well as argon quench capabilities are made possible via VFS Model HIQ3836-6 vacuum furnace, which features 6 BAR capabilities and variable-speed cooling blower (200 hp) and can achieve vacuums of 10-6 torr and process temperatures up to 2,400°F with work load size of up to 24 x 24 x 36 in. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Services

Box Build Assemblies target early-stage companies.

April 29, 2015

Designed for manufacturability, Electro-mechanical Box Build and Cable Assemblies provide compatible, connectorized, and tested solution as one SKU. Assemblies are suitable for NPI and prototype electromechanical applications including instrument and power distribution panels and fan tray assemblies. Aved provides complete engineering support, including process control, 3D modeling, documentation, manufacturing and testing procedures, and consolidation of design and procurement decisions. Read More

Services, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Laser Cutting Service offers delay-free turnaround.

April 20, 2015

Turnkey in-house metal laser cutting services are made possible via VyTek FiberCAB 44 fiber optic laser cutting machine. Using 3,000 W fiber laser, machine can cut and engrave various metals, including stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper, in thicknesses of up to ¼ in. in order to produce custom parts and solutions for projects as needed. Read More

Services

Coating Services include chemical paint removal.

April 17, 2015

Using hand-staged basket processing line, Parker Trutec can achieve tight industry standards for CR, HR, and AL substrates as well as part size flexibility. With 1,000 lb-rated hoists and processing tank parameters of 44 x 30 x 24 in., process line has capabilities of acid station along with option for parts to be dipped in rust preventative oil, depending on customer requirements. Additionally, e-coating is available as final option to provide fully completed part. Read More

Services, Machinery & Machining Tools

Electric CNC Machine can bend wire with complex shapes.

April 16, 2015

E-Flex features two clockwise and counter clockwise bending turrets suited for 3D bending during one part operation within same machining cycle. Allowing for various wire sizes and types as well as automatic operation, coil-fed wire is straightened in vertical and horizontal orientation. Process fosters repeatability, while operational flexibility allows for short runs as well as high-volume production. Also included, 3D visual graphic program allows constant monitoring of machine. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Services, Materials & Material Processing

Viscoelastic Polyurethane Gel offers high elongation.

March 5, 2015

Featuring Shore OO 40 Durometer hardness and elongation over 1,000%, NTG-7 suits applications requiring soft elastomeric material with cushioning effect. Polyurethane molding/casting material offers good tear strength and less tacky surface without use of plasticizer. Since gel is viscoelastic, it slowly/gently absorbs pressure at low compression depth, and its deflection increases gradually as it is pressed down deeper. In addition, solid gel does not bottom-out easily like flexible foam would. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Pigmented Plastic fuses color into injection molded products.

January 19, 2015

Used for decorating PE and PP plastic products, Polyfuze is composed of pigmented plastic that withstands all wear testing and is 100% permanent. Multi-colored technology can be applied using traditional hot stamp machinery and fuses or welds into PE/PP plastic product as permanent part of product itself. Able to be recycled with PE/PP plastic products, polymer-based graphics solution can be manufactured to comply with FDA, ASTM, CPSIA, RoHS, and REACH requirements. Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Services

Custom Capstocks meet diverse color and weathering needs.

January 12, 2015

Using polymer alloy technology, Custom-Formulated Capstocks impart weather resistant performance in outdoor building products such as fences and decking. Coextruded surface compounds meet requirements for rigid PVC and polyolefins, while providing colors from basic outdoor white to assortment of very dark colors. Products are available that yield variegated surface, with toners that provide rich natural undertone and streakers that impart realistic wood-grain effect. Read More

Services

Online Service optimizes laser cutting.

December 29, 2014

Creating optimal cutting plans for accurate laser cutting, ByOptimizer is based on Cluster technology by Tomologic, which groups part geometries on sheet so tightly that no raw material is wasted on gaps between parts. Software can call on database of over 300 process parameters that take into account geometry of parts to be cut, raw material type, thickness, and laser power. Comprehensive information is available for generating not only efficient but also safe cutting cycles. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Two-Shot Molding Elastomers offer alternative to silicone gaskets.

December 18, 2014

Impact-resistant, 2-shot STK thermoplastic elastomers, available in hardnesses from 40 Shore A to 90 Shore A, can be overmolded, twin shot molded, or coextruded in one operation. Properties and design negate need to use silicone gaskets or insert them into housings, while rubbery material improves housing and gasket aspects. Resistant to household cleaning products, elastomers overmold onto diverse substrates: PC, ABS, PC/ABS, acrylic, PBT, PS, PP, PE, copolyester, and polyamides. Read More

Paints & Coatings, Services

Coating Service utilizes Zinc Phosphate and Bonderlube.

November 17, 2014

Providing fully automated basket or barrel processing, Zinc Phosphate and Bonderlube line achieves tight industry standards for CR, HR, and AL substrates. Line features 6,000 lb rated hoists and processing tank parameters of 68 x 60 x 56 in. Additionally, line has capabilities of acid station if needed, along with option for part to be dried or dipped in rust preventative oil, depending on customer requirements. Read More

Services

Sheet Metal Fabrication expands capabilities via press brake.

September 26, 2014

Sheet metal fabrication services make use of SafanDarley E-Brake (electronic, non-hydraulic press brake) for bending and folding of multi-bend metal parts. Machine accommodates parts up to 14 ft long and is designed to reduce crown, allowing straighter bending of longer parts without adjusting for crown. Accuracy helps reduce number of required sample parts, while abilities also contribute to meeting and maintaining customer print tolerances faster and for extended periods. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Deep Hole Drill produces close tolerance holes. .

September 25, 2014

Suitable for diameters from 0.614–2.559 in. and tolerance demands of IT 9, CoroDrill® 808 features optimized pad design for good hole finish, unique edge preparation for chip breaking, and reinforced periphery insert corner for added security. Drill is equipped with fully traceable dot matrix. Two-dimensional patterned array is used for storage and display of various types of information, such as measurement protocol, which includes data on diameter and run out of drill. Read More

Services

Coating/Lamination Service is available for several foil types.

September 19, 2014

Coating and laminating services are available for aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless foils of varying hardness, from annealed to H19 temper, and in relative thicknesses from 0.36–8 mil. Functional foil coatings include abrasion resistance, anti-corrosion, barrier coating (to separate foil and contact surface), fingerprint resistance, heat sealable, and printable. Laminating foil into existing product construction provides barrier, shielding, and heat resistance. Read More

Services

Route Advisory Service helps optimize fuel efficiency.

September 15, 2014

Combining vessel specifications and voyage details with AWT's database of weather and oceanographic information, AWT SmartSpeed™ sets both optimum route and optimum speed for each segment of voyage with daily updates. During voyage, users are provided with tools to proactively minimize fuel costs, achieve on-time arrival, and actively monitor daily fuel consumption. When voyage is completed, AWT Voyage Reports allow users to monitor compliance with speed orders to ships. Read More

Software, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Extrusion Design Tool helps expand production possibilities.

September 11, 2014

INSPIRE by Almag consists of 3D design tool that guides designers, architects, and manufactures in best way to utilize Extrusion Die technology advancements. To further aid in product design, onsite rapid prototype machine is available. Extrusion Die technology features that can be incorporated into aluminum extrusion include small, hollow cavities; wall thickness <0.040 in.; tongue ratios of 9:1 or greater; ability to change between thick and thin walls; and heat sink fin optimization. Read More