Technical Services Support Hydroforming, Fluid Cell Forming, and Stamping
In-house technical services heavily support the metal forming processes at Jones Metal Products. Even in the 1920â€™s, when Jones Metal was a stamping and enameling company, a tool and die shop existed to produce stamping dies. When hydroforming was becoming a more prominent forming process at the company, the shop developed further in-house and with it machinists who became experts in the business of die-making for hydroform presses.
In-house technical services are critically important to the kinds of parts manufactured at Jones Metal. Machining, cutting, trimming, and drilling holes on the flat surface of a material that is easy to work with is one thing. Performing these operations on the irregularly contoured surface of a nickel or aluminum alloy material is quite another. Jones Metalâ€™s engineers and technicians figure out ways to do the operations required for complex parts.
Powerful and Versatile Machines Perform Operations
These machines on the factory floor perform die-making and additional operations:
- Haas VFG 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center
- Haas VF6/50 3-Axis Machining Center
- ProtoTRAK SMX 3-Axis Milling Machine
- Wire EDM
- Haas LS Series CNC Lathe
- Mitsubishi VZ1 5-Axis 2000 Watt Laser
- Accupress 10â€™Hydraulic Press Break
- 3-Axis Laser System for Blank Preparation
- Royce 5-Axis Router
Please see Heat Treating for complete information on an associated technical service that is offered in-house and required in the forming of many metal parts manufactured at Jones Metal.
Advantages of In-House Technical Services Add Up
Having these services all located under one roof has real advantages:
- Production time can be shortened; parts are not sent away for intermediate operations.
- The associated costs of shipping and handling with outside sources are eliminated.
- Operations are supervised and checked in-house for delivery on time.