MACHINING INDUSTRIES SERVICED
Micropulse West has the skill and expertise to manufacture parts and components to the specifications of the most demanding and highly regulated industries in the world. Our team can assist you with the design to ensure you have the quality part that meets your needs and budget. Regardless of the industry you’re in or the material, tolerances or finish you need, we know you’ll be happy with our work.
The medical industry is highly regulated, and that means you need identical components crafted with precision to strict tolerances. Materials may have to undergo sterilization or even be implanted in the human body, so medical parts are often made with stainless steel, titanium or other materials that are extremely hard. Using EDM or CNC techniques may be the only way to achieve the required tolerances on intricate shapes.
Aerospace and defense applications for entities such as NASA or military defense, require precise parts that exceed the specifications of most commercially available components. They are often custom components made to order to fit the unique designs of satellites, orbital spacecraft, airplanes and airline ground equipment. Safety and reliability are paramount in these industries, and our CNC and EDM equipment ensures that every part conforms to spec.
Electronics, high-tech and advanced microwave products require custom parts made to precise specifications to ensure proper operation of the delicate equipment where they are used. The required materials often have exceptional hardness that makes them difficult to machine with most techniques, and these industries often require parts with a smooth finish and no burring. This combination of requirements makes EDM machining an ideal manufacturing method for these specialized parts.
The automotive industry frequently requires large quantity runs of identical components. These mass produced parts must meet precise specifications and be delivered on time, every time. This combination makes our CNC equipment the ideal solution for making automotive parts. CNC machines require very little downtime and they can run continuously for long periods, creating large lots of identical parts quickly. CNC machining is also ideal for prototypes, since you can be certain that production quantity runs ill have the same characteristics.
Manufacturing needs run the gamut of machining needs. Parts may need to be very large or very small. Companies need large quantities runs and one-off prototypes. S\They need simple, basic designs and complex, intricate or delicate designs. Hard materials. Soft materials. Plastics. Metals. The variety of needs is nearly infinite, but we have the machining expertise and the right equipment to deliver whatever the job calls for.
The energy industry keeps modern society running, but rapid advances in energy production technology combined with local regulations and site conditions mean that no two installations are alike. We provide parts to the traditional energy sector as well as to providers of alternative energy sources such solar, water and wind. Our components have been used in green transit devices, solar conversion support and equipment, parabolic cells and many other applications.
Commercial industries often need prototypes. These parts must be completed quickly and exactly to spec to ensure you meet product introduction timelines. We can work with you to create a series of prototypes, incorporating design changes quickly and turning around the finished product fast.
Firearms range from small handguns to large weapons used by the military and other specialists. As such, they require many different parts and pieces. We work with businesses in the firearms industry to produce the parts they require, however, we do not do assembly.
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