As the name suggests, secondary manufacturing involves performing additional work on parts or materials that have already been subjected to a primary machining process. There are many types of secondary machining processes; these can remove unwanted material from a part, refine an existing feature, or produce some other type of enhancement beyond the scope of primary machining.
Secondary Machining Operations by Laszeray
Laszeray is highly experienced in a wide variety of secondary manufacturing processes. Our range of expertise includes the following manufacturing techniques:
- Ultrasonic welding – Our ultrasonic welding services utilize high-frequency vibrations to create a strong weld joint area. This process, commonly employed in the aerospace and medical industries, does not rely on the use of glue, screws, or other types of adhesives.
- Spin welding – This process uses rotational friction to weld together thermoplastic parts. For that reason, it is classified among the friction welding processes. A spin welding machine generally involves two major components: a tool that rapidly rotates one part, and a stationary fixture that holds the other part securely during the procedure. Friction generated by the spinning part enables the two parts to form a permanent joint as they cool down.
- Casting and molding – A mold is a precisely shaped object (often plaster or rubber) with a hollow interior. It is filled with liquid plastic, or another suitable type of liquid, which assumes the shape of the mold and then hardens. This solidified part, known as a casting, is broken out of the mold. Casting and molding are commonly used to create highly complex parts that would be impractical with standard machining methods.
- Forming – This process uses mechanical deformation, rather than the addition or removal of material, to shape parts into their desired geometry. Tensile forming, which involves stretching or expanding the material, and compressive forming, which uses dies, rollers, or other tools, are two distinct types of forming. Some forming processes utilize a combination of tensile and compressive forces.
- Separating – Separating processes involve removing material from parts. Various types of machines, such as lathes, drill presses, and milling machines, can be used for separating.
- Conditioning – This type of process uses heat, chemicals, or mechanical force to shape materials by altering their internal structure.
- Assembling – This process uses fastening and/or bonding procedures to add components to parts, temporarily or permanently.
The specific type of secondary manufacturing process required will depend on the particular specifications of your part(s) as well as your production needs.
With over two decades of manufacturing experience and a highly skilled in-house engineering team on staff, Laszeray is the partner you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Unlike a lot of companies, we are happy to work with small manufacturers that have low-volume product runs.
Laszeray’s automated processes are focused on achieving the highest level of precision available with current technology, and our robotic part handling ensures everything is done to your exact specifications, and that every stage is properly monitored and tracked. Contact us with your questions about our secondary manufacturing processes.