We use specialized equipment that has been custom built for us with pattern making and complex CNC work in mind. Best of all, it functions seamlessly with our 3d Software.
Our CNC router was purpose built for us by CNT Motion Systems of Pittsburgh, PA. Working with their engineers we were able to develop an extremely fast and accurate machine with a huge working envelope of 4′ x 8′ x 27″. It features a positioning accuracy of ±0.001″ and a 10hp – 24,000rpm spindle. It can be used to cut anything from polystyrene to soft non-ferrous metals with speed and precision.
To compliment the high Z travel of our machine we have developed a catalog of custom made long-reach end mills. These end mills allow us to cut parts that would cause a collision on most machines.
Our Faro Co-Ordinate Measuring Machine is a truly revolutionary piece of equipment. It gives us the ability to digitize physical parts with extreme accuracy and also allows us to inspect parts we make with the utmost confidence.
This means two things:
- If you have a part you want to recreate, or alter, we can make a fully specified 3d model of the part with nothing but the part itself.
- We can inspect any parts coming in to our shop, or leaving our shop. Ensuring our product is exactly as it needs to be.
3d printing allows us to add custom designed numbering and symbols to our patterns. Adding your company logo to a casting is simple and results in a polished and professional look.
We have also been experimenting with lost PLA casting. We have had success printing replicas of complex parts and having them cast at investment foundries.