Earlier this year, we installed our new 5-axis Kiwa KH-45 Horizontal Machining Center.
Now fully operational, this machine tool gives us increased capacity to service our customers. Featuring the added Pallet Pool for fast job/part changes and 5-axis machining, this powerhouse enables machining of large quantities of parts in less time.
Delaware Metals recently completed a project for a customer in which they provided high speed drilling of over 250,000 total holes on 200 parts. This project provided a unique challenge which we were able to meet, reducing the time to drill each hole from 25 seconds to under 3 seconds each. This time savings resulted in large cost savings for our customer.
For this project we used a high speed CNC Machining center utilizing the latest drilling techniques. The drilling was on a carbon steel tubing part that included threading and knurling as well.
This short video will give you an idea of the speed of the hole drilling. https://youtu.be/aIWeOJoD8Q4
Coming soon to Delaware Metals, expanded capacity in precision and throughput with the addition of our new Kiwa KH-45 Horizontal Machining Center. Already on order, and set to arrive in early October, this six-pallet horizontal is just the beginning of the planned upgrades happening at Delaware Metals in the near future.
We have added a new Tube-End Forming Machine that enables us to expand and/or reduce the ends of tubing. We can expand/reduce tube sizes ranging from ¼” to ¾” and can do flaring up to 1-¼” diameter and can do so in many types and grades of metal. We recently did a project for a customer expanding one end of 30,000 pieces of 3/8” diameter stainless steel tubing so the new ID was a nice slip-fit on the OD of the same tubing. This machine adds to our overall capabilities and we are committed to servicing our customers, both old and new, and continue to update our shop to meet their requirements.
Delaware Metals machines exotic plastics and metals to our customer’s specifications. We can handle a variety of materials that other machine shops do not work with due to their properties. Sometimes the materials are a little more familiar, in this case gears made from Delrin® and then installed on a stainless steel shaft. These parts are made in-house with CNC machines. We then assembled the parts for shipment to our customer. The gear assembly will be used inside a gear box for the agricultural industry.
Delaware Metals machines exotic plastics and metals to our customer’s specifications. We can handle a variety of materials that other machine shops do not work with due to their properties, machinability and/or cost. One such exotic plastic we frequently machine is Polysulfone. Polysulfones are a family of thermoplastic polymers. These polymers are known for their toughness and stability at high temperatures. Due to the high cost of raw materials and processing, Polysulfones are used in specialty applications and often are a superior replacement for polycarbonates. Delaware Metals uses their extensive knowledge of this material to produce all sorts of specialty bushings and products. If you are having troubles finding the best materials for your project, give us a call. We have the knowledge to help you pick the right material, and the technology/skill to machine it.
Delaware Metals machines exotic plastics and metals to our customer’s specifications. We can handle a variety of materials that other machine shops do not work with due to their properties, machinability and/or cost. One such exotic plastic we frequently machine is Rulon J. Rulon plastics are known for their low coefficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance, wide range of operating temperatures, and chemical inertness. Common applications for Rulon include seals, piston rings, bearings, and electrical insulation. We machine a lot of bushings out of Rulon J due to its properties, these being for a high-speed gearbox application. If you are having troubles finding the best materials for your project, give us a call. We have the knowledge to help you pick the right material, and the technology/skill to machine it.
Delaware Metals, in Newport, DE, has added several new machine tools to keep up with additional demand in it’s services, including CNC Machining, Metal Fabrication, Prototype Development and Assemblies. Recently we added a Haas VF-5SS Super-Speed Vertical Machining Center ; 50″ x 26″ x 25″ (1270 x 660 x 635 mm), 40 taper, 30-hp (22.4 kW) vector drive, 12,000 rpm, inline direct-drive and high-speed 40+1 side-mount tool changer.
This machine is equipped with a 12,000-rpm, 40-taper spindle that features a unique inline, direct-drive system that couples the drive directly to the spindle rather than using belts. This results in smoother transmission of power, less heat and less noise than other drive systems, providing better surface finishes, extreme thermal stability and very quiet operation.
We are continuing to update our shop to better service our customers in the Aerospace, Automotive, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and other Industries. We are continuing to partner with new customers with this added capacity in our shop.
Delaware Metals is proud to announce it has completed its Triennial ISO 9001-2008 certification. We are committed to quality manufacturing in prototyping, precision machining, fabrication and assembly of metal and composite materials. We have been ISO certified since 1999, updating our certification to keep up with the most recent revisions. We are continually monitoring our processes to insure the highest quality to our customers. Industries served include aerospace, automotive, medical device, pharmaceutical and other applications.
We have been updating our shop to better service its customers and add to our capacity. We are constantly adding to our facilities to keep current with new machining requirements and to increase quality control. In the year 2014, we added the following three CNC Turning Centers:
Our new Okuma 4-axis CNC Lathe allows us to perform multiple direction machining without changing tooling. The Okuma SpaceTurn LB3000EX Twin Spindle Lathe was ordered to include the additional Y-Axis, Live Tooling, and an LNS Bar Feeder. With complete machining on a single tool utilizing left and right spindles as well as upper and lower turrets, we can achieve the ideal cycle balance of primary and secondary operations to assure maximum productivity.
Our new Okuma GENOS L300-M and GENOS L300E-M Turning Centers, both with live tooling, give us even more turn/mill capacity. Built on a one-piece, cast iron base with a horizontal way system and hand-scraped headstock and tailstock mounting surfaces, this machine provides stability, rigidity and accuracy for a variety of applications. With 10″ chucks, live tooling, and additional Y-axis, these machines are powerful additions to our shop offering increased capacities and quicker delivery to our customers.