Trace-A-Matic specializes in machining Invar parts and assemblies using state-of-the-art CNC turning, milling, and 5-axis centers. Years of experience provide expert knowledge of Invar characteristics and how this material group reacts when machined. Tool selection, cutting pass depths, mill/lathe feed and speed, chip control, and high-pressure coolant are critical in controlling heat generation, which can cause part movement and tool deflection during the machining process. This level of skill ensures world-class precision machining that meets or exceeds the most demanding tolerances. The innovative Trace-A-Matic team is always available to review and guide you during the design process. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, providing AS 9100/ISO 9001:2015 certified quality machining resulting in timely turnaround and on-time delivery.
Our machine operators are highly skilled at cutting Invar. The proper machining tool, feed rate, radial engagement, and cutting force are essential to reduce heat and chip thinning. High feed rates lead to high temperatures making Invar difficult to machine with precision. The work-hardening process makes the metal harder and stronger by plastic deformation of the working material by the tool cutting edge.
Castings, forgings, fabricated weldments, billets, bar stock, and plate
Other Standard and Exotic Metals
aluminum, armor plate, brass, bronze, chromium, copper, gammalloy, Hastelloy, Incoloy, Inconel, Invar, manganese, molybdenum, Monel, nickel, Nitralloy, platinum, powdered metals, stainless steel, steel, Stellite, titanium, Waspaloy, zinc, and many other superalloys
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