- What dimensional tolerances can you hold?
Typically, we hold the following tolerances as listed below. However, depending on material and design specifications, we can hold tighter tolerances when needed.
+/- .020” on one decimal place
+/- .010” on two decimal places
+/- .005” on three decimal places
+/- .005” on blank dimensions
+/- 1 degree on angles
- What industries do you primarily serve?
We like to say that we serve the “Fortune 5 Million." Our customer base is so broad that NO ONE CUSTOMER OR INDUSTRY accounts for more than 10% of our annual sales volume. Our largest industries served include Electrical, Power Distribution, Medical Instruments, Gauges and Metering Equipment, and Electronics.
- Can you use our existing tools?
Yes, if the provided tooling is in die sets compatible with our equipment.
- What are the minimum and maximum quantities for which you are most effective?
Depending upon the materials, complexity, and finishing requirements, we are proficient and competitive from prototype orders of 5 to full production runs of over 100,000 pieces per year.
- I don’t have a blueprint. Can you make a part from a sample?
Absolutely. Provide us with a sample and any critical dimensions or specifications for form, fit, and function, and we can quote, engineer, and produce your order.
- My part calls for a very specific finish. Can you provide it?
Yes. We have relationships with many qualified, outside vendors to provide finishing services which meet our customers' most demanding specifications.
- Do you offer prototyping services?
The die casting process is not typically well-suited for low-volume prototyping. But that doesn't mean that we can't deliver during the prototyping process. When it comes to developing your ideas, we can handle the most efficient prototyping processes for your component. Our sales and design engineers have seen it all, from prototyping for the medical, automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace, and defense industries, to name a few. With our experience, we are equipped to help you optimize your prototyping process for any precision metal component.
- If I send you a 3D(step) file, why do you need 2D drawings?
The 3 CAD files are helpful, but most do not include tolerances or additional notes that may apply to the part, which is why the 2D drawings are needed.