Custom Machine Shop Services

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Trace-A-Matic is a world-class CNC custom machine shop producing high-quality prototypes, and high volume production runs from a wide variety of standard and exotic metals. Our state-of-the-art custom machine services deliver precision machining at the most cost-effective means. We serve the aerospace, defense, food processing, forging, foundry, heavy equipment, medical equipment, military, mining, oil and gas, power generation, space, and transportation industries. We also offer full services metal fabrication.

Working Material

  • Metal Types: All standard metals, aluminum, armor plate, brass, bronze, chromium, copper, gammalloy, Hastelloy, Incoloy, Inconel, Invar, manganese, molybdenum, Monel, nickel, Nitralloy, platinum, powdered metals, stainless steel, Stellite, titanium, Waspaloy, zinc, and many other superalloys
  • Material Types: Castings, forgings, fabricated weldments, billets, bar stock, sheet metal, and plate

Engineering, CAD Model, and CAM Programming

  • Part Design
  • 3D CAD Modeling: SolidWorks platform (ability to import from other CAD packages)
  • CNC CAM Programming and Virtual Machining: ESPRIT CAM and FeatureCAM software - Powerful software optimizing tool paths while setting cutting tools to maximum depth to remove material without deflection.
  • CNC Simulation and G-Code Verification: VERICUT platform - Simulates CNC machining to detect errors, potential collisions, and programming inefficiency.
  • Reverse Engineering and Machining Technology
  • 3D Printing Rapid Prototyping: Polyjet and FFF technology

5-Axis Machining

  • Part Size Maximum: 27.5” x 120”
  • Part Weight Maximum: 4,000 lbs
  • Part Types: Impellers, turbines, eccentric axis, multifaceted, irregular, complex shapes, convex and concave machined parts
  • Machining Processes: Boring, broaching, counterboring, countersinking, cutting, drilling, facing, gear hobbing, internal forming, knurling, milling, parting, pocketing, profiling, reaming, spline, tapping, threading (external, internal), turning (contour, form, taper, straight), and thread milling
  • Machine Brands: DMG Mori and Mazak
  • Machine Types: mill/turn one chuck, mill/turn two chucks, horizontal 5-axis trunnion mill with 18 pallet pool machining center

Horizontal CNC Milling | Boring Bar

  • Part Size Maximum: 118” x 108” x 90”
  • Part Weight Maximum: 10,000 lbs
  • Part Types: Housings, pump bodies, rotors, blocks, industrial components, and other precise shape parts
  • Machining Processes: Boring, counterboring, countersinking, drilling, facing, pocketing, profiling, reaming, and tapping
  • Machine Brands: Doosan, Haas, HNK, Hyundai Wia, Kuraki, Mazak, OKK, Okuma, SNK, and Toyoda machine tools
  • Machine Types: full contour, full index, 1-degree index, c-axis 1-degree index, boring bar, multi-pallet computer numerical control CNC milling process

Vertical CNC Milling

  • Part Size Maximum: 240” x 120” x 70”
  • Part Weight Maximum: 10,000 lbs
  • Part Types: Heavy-duty axle housings, valve bodies, large connecting rods, enclosures, plates, a wide range of industrial components, and other precise shape parts
  • Machining Processes: Boring, counterboring, countersinking, drilling, facing, pocketing, profiling, reaming, and tapping
  • Machine Brands: Doosan, Fadal, Haas, Hyundai-Kia, Makino, Mighty, OKK, Okuma, Smart, SNK, and Supermax milling machines
  • Machine Types: right angle head, 8,000 RPM, 10,000 RPM, 12,000 RPM, 13,000 RPM, full contour, 5-axis rotary table, 5-axis trunnion table, 5-axis milling, vertical knee mills

Horizontal CNC Turning

  • Part Size Maximum: 22” swing over carriage | 35” swing over ways (flatbed) by 160” between centers
  • Part Weight Maximum: 10,000 lbs
  • Part Types: Cylinders, spindles, shafts, axles, specialty pressure vessels, downhole drilling components, rollers, and other cylindrical parts
  • Machining Processes: Boring, cutting, drilling, facing, internal forming, knurling, necking, parting, shoulder facing, threading (external, internal), and turning (contour, form, taper, straight)
  • Machine Brands: DMG Mori, Mazak, Mori Seiki, Samsung, Smart, and Weiler turning machines
  • Machine Types: slant, turn-mill, flatbed, 5-axis, y-axis, live tooling, spindle bore

Vertical CNC Turning

  • Part Size Maximum: 118” diameter and 78” tall CNC turned product
  • Part Weight Maximum: 10,000 lbs
  • Part Types: Cylinders, spindles, shafts, axles, specialty pressure vessels, downhole drilling components, rollers, and other cylindrical parts
  • Machining Processes: Boring, cutting, drilling, facing, internal forming, knurling, necking, parting, shoulder facing, threading (external, internal), and turning (contour, form, taper, straight)
  • Machine Brands: Doosan, Dynamic KTM, HNK, Hyundai Wia, New Century, Okuma & Howa, Samsung, and Twin Merit turning machines
  • Machine Types: three-jaw power chuck, four-jaw power chuck, live tooling, c-axis, live spindle, four-jaw manual, Bullard style, pentagon turret

Special Processes

  • Thermal Processes: heat treating, induction hardening, flame hardening, nitride, and cryogenic stress relieving
  • Coatings (CT): chrome plating, anodize, hard coat anodize, tiodize, phosphating, painting, etc.
  • EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining): wire and sinker
  • Deep Hole Processing: gun drilling and honing
  • Gear Cutting and Grinding: helical and spline
  • Surface Finish: superfinishing, micromachining, and micro finishing
  • Machined Part Balancing
  • Porosity Impregnation: castings
  • Welding (WLD): traditional and friction
  • Testing: non-destructive, pressure testing, millipore, and fatigue

Trace-A-Matic manages a network of Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) Accredited partners known in their related fields as experts.

CNC Inspection

  • Part Size Maximum: 79” x 130” x 59” and Romer arm reach 157.5”
  • Part Weight Maximum: 14,300 lbs
  • Machine Brands: Hexagon, ROMER, Mitutoyo, Starrett, and various others
  • Machine Types: bridge CMM (coordinate measuring machine), Romer arm (portable coordinate measuring machine)

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