Extensive Welding, Brazing and Cutting Capability for Metal Products and Prototyping

Posted on August 10th, 2022 in News

Welding, brazing, and cutting metals enables ideas to translate into reality, although you need the right equipment and skill. For many years we have been cutting and welding different prototypes for customers: furniture, food processing equipment, exercise and recreation equipment, pet products, and more. So we thought it was time to let you know more about this valuable and extensive capability after designs are complete. We have welding capability for TIG, MIG, arc (stick), brazing, soldering, plasma cutting and CNC cutting.

Each of these tools or methods have the right application and we can help you with that. TIG is especially useful for its ability to precisely control welding of very thin metal to thicker metals. It can be used for aluminum, steel and stainless steel. MIG uses a motorized wire feed when more speed and efficiency is desired. Brazing and silver soldering use a torch to heat parts and use different metals for the joining component. When it comes to cutting metals we can use a band saw, precise chop saw, CNC machinery, vertical mill or plasma cutting. We can also provide laser cut parts from a variety of materials. To learn more about our capability or have us quote a project for you, email sales@metcalfegroup.com or call 440-349-5995.

 

Multi-Color 3D Printing Capability

Posted on August 5th, 2022 in News

Printing in 3D with 2 different colors in one part is now possible with our new technology. The colors can be isolated in specific areas or throughout the part. Our leading-edge capability allows us to produce parts that really stand out. Two print heads work in coordination to enable two-color printed parts. There are different applications for this technology, including logos, names or model numbers, touch points, arrows, grips, badges, and color accents in specific areas that represents two-shot molding, even artistic items like vases or anything you can imagine. For additional information or if you have a project that can leverage this capability, email sales@metcalfegroup.com or call 440-349-5995. We would be delighted to assist you.

 

Duplication Mode 3D Printing

Posted on July 27th, 2022 in News, Reference

Duplication mode printing is now available internally with several new FFF printers we have. This means two print heads operate on the same part simultaneously right next to one another. That translates to faster output of the same part. Two (print) heads really are better than one. Whether the parts are large or small, we can speed up printing of parts by duplication mode printing. Not many 3D printers can do this but we find having the best technology, the best methods, and and the best people translates to the best results for our customers. To learn more about how this can help you make more parts faster than ever, email sales@metcalfegroup.com or call 440-349-5995.

 

Expanding Electronics Development Capability

Posted on July 19th, 2022 in News

Electronics are a growing part of our life and ever so important to many new product innovations. An increasing number of our clients have asked us to develop more complex products with electronics. So, the natural evolution was to continue to expand our capability. In addition to our experience, we have invested in additional equipment to further facilitate the development of electronic products from idea, through breadboard, PCB (Printed Circuit Board) development, software development, and into production. We work with other professionals in circuit board development, software programming, app development and manufacturing to augment our internal capability of early stage development and breadboard build and test. We have developed different measuring/detecting sensors, life safety devices, law enforcement products, pet market devices, food service products, food processing, exercise equipment, and more. This valuable combination of mechanical, electrical and manufacturing capability enables complex ideas to be managed completely by our team from idea through to production. Contact us for your next project using electronics at sales@metcalfegroup.com or 440-349-5995.

 

CNC Machining in-House

Posted on July 11th, 2022 in News

Continually expanding, we now have CNC machining in-house for aluminum, plastic, wood-based materials, foams and more. It’s easier than ever to quickly and accurately cut prototypes, panels, sheet, small parts, engraving, signage, machinery parts, complex hole patterns, and other items requiring more than hand-cutting or manual machining can accomplish. Housings, enclosures, panels, displays, boxes, thin, light-weight welded prototypes, and even fixtures for assembly and packaging are just some of the things we have or can process for just about any project. When combined with our design, engineering, machine shop, 3D printing, metal welding/fabrication and painting capability we are a one-stop-shop for a wide variety of projects. Contact us for your next project at sales@metcalfegroup.com or 440-349-5995.

 

Enhanced 3D Printing Capability

Posted on July 5th, 2022 in Uncategorized

We now have the ability to 3D print larger FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) parts with a volume build of (X)16 inch x (Y)14 inch x (Z)13 inch in PLA, ABS, and filled/engineered materials in different colors. Rather than carving up a larger part and gluing smaller parts together, we can print it in one part. Resolution of the print is adjustable based on the part requirements. If you have a need for larger parts using this highly sought-after process, please contact us at sales@metcalfegroup.com or 440-349-5995.

 

Celebrating 21 Years in Business

Posted on July 1st, 2022 in Uncategorized

Yes, it’s been 21 years since our humble beginnings in 2001. A sincere thank you to all of you who have been a part of our success. We have helped so many different customers with very different projects over these 2 decades, many resulting in patents and commercial success. We are thankful to have been chosen to create new innovations for so many different brands. We look forward to continuing to innovate, design, engineer, prototype, test and commercialize many more new products in years to come.