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 1920'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 Metal'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.