Few precision components are ready to ship immediately after CNC milling or turning. After machining a component, additional services are often necessary to complete the component by strengthening its mechanical properties, refining its surface finish, applying surface treatments, or integrating it into a sub-assembly ready for final assembly.
At Solutions Manufacturing, we offer these value-added services to provide components ready for the assembly floor. We minimize your involvement while maintaining greater control over product quality and turnaround time. Our value-added services include grinding, lapping, polishing, deburring, welding, assembly, and many more.
What Are Value-Added Manufacturing Services?
Value-added manufacturing services encompass a range of in-house and out-sourced secondary services that save money and expedite the entire production process, from manufacturing to finishing to assembly. Managing these processes through multiple vendor partnerships may unnecessarily increase production costs, slow production rates, and increase the likelihood of errors. By comparison, single-sourced value-added services streamlines the manufacturing process and produces better product quality.
Value-Added Manufacturing Services
As part of our comprehensive manufacturing services, Solutions Manufacturing offers a full range of value-added services.
- Automated hardware insertion: Automated hardware insertion significantly speeds up the process of inserting pins, screws, and fittings.
- Automated sawing: Automated sawing machines can continuously and precisely cut metal substrates.
- Bead blasting: Bead blasting is a technique used to create a slightly coarse, satin finish. It involves shooting abrasive spheres at a metal component to produce a consistent surface finish.
- Broaching: Broaching uses a special cutting tool to create teeth, slots, splines, and other contours. Broached features can be made internally or externally and with tight tolerances.
- Deburring: Deburring is an important step after machining, designed to remove raised edges and other irregularities from a component’s surface. Deburring improves the component’s fit and removes sharp edges.
- Grinding/Lapping: Grinding and lapping are both finishing processes that improves surface finish, improves geometric integrity, and ensures sizing/tolerances. Both are suitable for a wide variety of materials and applications.
- Heat treating: Heat treating, a process in which a component is heated and cooled under controlled conditions, is an essential metalworking process that improves or changes the metal’s properties for the intended application. In general, heat treating steel or other metals increases strength, hardness, abrasion resistance, and corrosion resistance.
- Laser marking: Laser marking uses a beam of light to imprint marks onto a material’s surface. This is a quick way to create permanent marks on metal substrates.
- Polishing: Polishing aims to produce a shiny, reflective surface. It involves using extremely fine abrasive particles that remove minimal amounts of material.
- Sub-assembly and final assembly: If you lack the time, equipment, or staff necessary to assemble machined parts, we can take care of these tasks for you.
- Welding: There are two main types of welding processes that join metals using heat: MIG and TIG welding.
- MIG welding: Metal inert gas (MIG) welding uses a consumable wire, automatically fed, that melts and fuses into the weld. MIG welding is most effective at joining thick pieces of metal, and compared to TIG welding, takes less time.
- TIG welding: Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to create an arc and join metal. The manually fed filler rod and metal substrate are melted and combined at the weld. Although it is slower and more labor-intensive, TIG welding is highly versatile.
We work closely with our customers to determine the ideal manufacturing plan for each project. Our excellent customer service and streamlined primary and secondary manufacturing processes ensure that clients receive high-quality products with minimal time to market.
Contact Solutions Manufacturing, Inc. for Manufacturing Services Today
Solutions Manufacturing is an ISO 9001:2015 certified provider of precision-machined components. Our robust portfolio of value-added services ensures clients achieve the results they need, no matter how complex their specifications are. To learn how our in-house value-added services can simplify your manufacturing process, contact us or request a quote today.