Manufacturing Services

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Our in-house milling, machining, and fabricating capabilities began from a necessity to ensure the quality of each component in our clients' custom builds. We offer the same precision and quality services in machining, cutting, and manufacturing products and parts for your business

It has always been a priority for our team to manufacture custom components internally in order to maintain the highest level of quality, minimize lead times, and expedite revisions. Our precision CNC machining and cutting services originally grew from supporting our engineering and automation group.  

We offer these same services and benefits directly to our customers, and we pride ourselves in taking on complex and challenging projects. Our manufacturing group can fulfill your order and assist you with any size project.

Your project jigs can be stored on-site for possible future use or extended contract. 

Services offered within our manufacturing division include:

  • Manual milling and turning
  • CNC machining (mill and lathe) utilizing HAAS Automation CNC machining centers
  • CAM programming with high-speed machining
  • CNC Water Jet and Plasma Cutting
  • Heat Treating and Coatings
  • Welding Services
  • AWS D17.1 Fusion Welding
  • Fabrication and Assembly
  • Tube Bending
  • Repair and Rework Services
  • Emergency Machining
  • Expedited and Weekend Services
  • Prototyping and Design Services
  • Reverse engineering
  • 3D modeling of parts and assemblies
  • FEA analysis for strength validation 
  • Precision ground layout tables
  • Procedures and inspection records
  • Design recommendations
     

MayTec aluminum extrusion product line and design services.


Cutting Services - Machine Shop Capabilities and Equipment

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Fitz-Thors Manufacturing provides precision cutting services on a variety of materials utilizing our in house water jet and plasma CNC cut tables. Any sized order from a single part up to high volume production runs can be accommodated by the high precision systems. Our engineering and graphics teams add value by providing recommendations on designs and helping to optimize them to achieve a superior solution. Often times these cutting services are combined with secondary CNC machining, welding services, or finishing/powder coating. We operate both Manual and CNC Milling and Turning (lathe) machines.

CNC Machines

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CNC Milling Machines

HAAS VF3SS CNC Milling Machine (Capacity 40" x 20" x 25") 

  • 40 taper, 30 hp (22.4 kW) vector drive 
  • 12,000 rpm, inline direct-drive
  • 30+1 side-mount tool changer
  • 1400 ipm (35.6 m/min) rapids

HAAS VF4 CNC Milling Machine (Capacity 50" x 20" x 25") 

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  • 40 taper, 30 hp (22.4 kW) vector drive
  • 8100 rpm, inline direct-drive
  • 20-station carousel tool changer
  • 1000 ipm (25.4 m/min) rapids

CNC Lathe Machines

HAAS Automation DS30 Lathe (Capacity: 11" diameter x 14" length)

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  • Dual-Spindle CNC Lathe with Y Axis
  • 18" x 23" (457 x 584 mm) max capacity 
  • 31.75" (806 mm) swing
  • ±2.00" (±50.8 mm) Y-axis travel. 
  • Main Spindle: 30 hp (22.4 kW) vector drive A2-6 spindle, 8.3" (210 mm) chuck. 
  • Secondary Spindle: 20 hp (14.9 kW) vector drive A2-5 spindle, 8.3" (210 mm) chuck. 
  • High-torque live tooling w/C axis

HAAS Automation ST10 Lathe (Capacity: 11" diameter x 14" length)

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  • 14" x 16" (356 x 406 mm) max capacity
  • 1.75" (44 mm) bar, 16" (406 mm) swing
  • 15 hp (11.2 kW) vector drive, 6000 rpm, A2-5 spindle
  • 6.5" (165 mm) chuck
  • 12-station bolt-on turret

CNC Gantry Mill / Routing Table

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HAAS GR-510 Gantry Router (Capacity 121" x 61" x 11") 

  • 40 taper, 15 hp (11.2 kW) vector drive, 8100 rpm
  • 10-pocket automatic tool changer

 

CNC Water Jet Cutting

55,000 psi Calypso Water Jet (Material size up to 60" x 120" x 6" thick)

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  • Materials cut (some materials stocked) – Acetal (Delrin), UHMW, acrylic, mild steel, stainless steel, hardened alloys, titanium, aluminum, copper, ceramics, wood, glass and others
  • Capacity /Material size up to 60” x 120” x 6” thick
  • 55,000 psi cutting pressure
  • CNC controlled system with nesting software to optimize yield and reduce cut times
  • High accuracy – tolerances within 0.005” can be achieved
  • Precision Edge – taper less than 0.005” on material up to 1”
  • Heat sensitive material can be cut without affecting material properties

CNC Plasma Cutting Machine

Custom built Ganty-style with Hypertherm Powermax 65 plasma torch

  • Materials cut (some materials stocked) – steel up to 1-1/2” thick, aluminum up to ½” thick
  • Capacity / Material size up to 52” x 108”
  • Hypertherm plasma cutting head and control system
  • CNC controlled system with nesting software to optimize yield and reduce cut times
  • Z – Axis height control for thickness compensation
  • Cutting speeds up to 10-times faster than water jet
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Other Services

Heat Treating

  • Same day heat treating services for small batch parts (Capacity: 18" x 10" x 10")
  • Hardness testing and verification

Inspection

  • Inspection reporting and validation
  • Renishaw CNC probing for precision offsets and validation prior to completion of machining cycles

Assembly and Post Machining Fabrication

  • Fully assembled systems, testing and validation
  • Part ID and traceability, barcoding, sequence marking
  • Packaging and logistics
  • On-site installation

Additional Services (provided by our partners)

  • Wire EDM
  • Surface Grinding
  • Powder Coating
  • Laser marking
  • Anodizing, Mil Spec coating, plating, and other specialty coatings
  • 3rd Party CMM inspection reports

Technology

Fitz-Thors utilizes numerous technologies to benefit our manufacturing process. Our goal is to provide a superior product, in the most efficient method, while providing the best value to our customers.

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Part and assembly modeling using SolidWorks design software

  • 3D model development and reverse engineering
  • 2D prints developed for customers without documentation
  • Import customer files including (.step, .iges, CATIA, ProE, AutoCAD, Inventor, and others)
  • Engineering services to develop new designs, improve existing designs, or prototype alternative test equipment

Component Design Validation

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for component loading, stress analysis, and design optimization
  • Professional Engineering Certification (PE stamped drawings) for safety critical components
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MayTec Design software

  • MayCAD for aluminum extrusion design, BOM development, and modeling which can be imported into SolidWorks for assemblies
  • MayTube design software for pipe and joint system design and BOM creation

CNC machine programming using multi-axis CAM software

  • Accurately simulate, validate, and program prior to machining
  • Import SolidWorks models directly from design content to ensure the latest part variation and features are manufactured precisely