Copper magnesium alloy Brass Precision Machined Copper custom brass machined product
With our specialty in high precision machining, Metalbestis a major source for custom washerscomponents. As an integral component of hydraulic pump applications, valve plate designs have to meet stringent specifications.
For durability, high pressure fluid capacities, and strength, we manufacture custom valve plates from materials compatible with the service conditions of your particular application. Supported by a technically trained workforce, our modern facility houses CNC controlled machining and grinding equipment that allows us to manufacture high-precision valve plates with tolerances measured in below one micron. Our machinists have in-depth knowledge of metals and machining technologies. Their proficiency allows them to leverage the advanced capabilities of our equipment to machine and grind workpieces characterized by their consistent quality, dimensional accuracy, and flatness.
We have the capacity to manufacture valve plates measuring up to 10 in diameter, thicknesses vary based on application. Materials of construction include all grades of aluminum, stainless steel, specialty alloys, and pure carbide. Our capabilities allow us to manufacture highly complex, specially designed valve plates for demanding applications in the aerospace, defense, transportation, medical, and satellite systems industry.
As a supplier to leading OEMs, our manufacturing processes are backed up by an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100c quality management system. We pay detailed attention to quality from the moment we receive the raw materials to the final packaging and shipment of your finished products.
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# In-house tooling, gage and fixture building
# As experts in carbide, WMPI has increased the run times of many of our tools between sharpenings. This saves you money on die maintenance and part costs.
# Full PM program for our equipment and tooling
# Inspection processes capable of first article, PPAP, collecting CPK data, lot controlling and functional checks
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Materials Used | Aluminum (All Grades)
Stainless steel (All Grades) Magnesium
High Strength Plastic |
Machine Axes | 3 Axis
5 Axis |
Tolerance | +/- 0.005 inches
Multi Axis CNC for close tolerances |
Tube Shapes | Round
Production Runs | From prototyping to high volume production |
Designing Assistance | Some basic ideas that can help in reducing the overall cost of a part by designing the part to be manufacturing friendly are provided below. For a more in depth analysis send us your drawings, or call one of our engineers.
Tube Bending Considerations:
CLR- Center Line Radius: Typical CLR is 3x the OD of the tube without mandrels. It is possible to bend on a 1 or 2xD bend, but not without more complex tooling. Tooling costs also increase when comparing a plug mandrel to 3-ball mandrel & wiper die. The tighter the radius, the more tooling required and the more expensive the part. # Use the same CLR for all bends unless prohibited by design restraints.
Straight between bends: Allow 3x the OD of straight for clamping between bends and from the edge of the tube. This reduces the overall cost of part by reducing additional trim operations and increasing the bend rate. Bends closer than 3xD require compound tooling increasing tooling cost and reducing bend rates |
Quality Process and Certifications | # ISO 9001:2008 # AWS D1.1, D1.2 & D1.3 Welding # CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) # Statistical Process Control (SPC) # Just In Time (JIT) Compliant Delivery # Member AWS, AME, SAE, FMA |
Preferred Drawing File Formats | SolidWorks Files, Part, Assembly, Drawing, DXF, DWG, Adobe Photoshop Files, Adobe Illustrator Files, Lib Feat Part, Template, Parasolid, IGES, STEP AP203/214, ACIS, VDAFS, VRML, STL, Catia Graphics, ProE Part, ProE Assembly, UGII, Inventor Part, Inventor Assembly, Solid Edge Part, Solid Edge Assembly, CADKEY, IDF, Rhino Files |
Secondary Services | # Swaging / Flaring # Coping # Beading # Drilling # Flattening # Flaring # Machining # Milling # Notching # Piercing # Punching # Slotting # Swaging # Threading |
Industries Served | At metalbest, we take on all jobs that fit our capabilities, for any industry. Below are examples of industries we have served in the past. We have created true turnkey components, weldments and assemblies for, but not limited to the following industries: