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From vacuum brazing to aerospace manufacturing and design verification, we’re proud of the quality services we provide our customers
Meeting the multi-process challenge
Our customer needed to manufacture a brazed assembly that was to be used in a thermal management application. The challenge of this project was to produce a unit in high volume that would be capable of rapidly cooling and heating (0°C to 100°C) while maintaining tight temperature uniformity across the entire critical surface area.
We managed the entire project, from sourcing and purchasing of the appropriate materials, to brazing services, to plating, cleaning, and machining. To guarantee ultimate product performance, we provided rigid process control in combination with non-destructive testing methods, such as ultrasonic imaging and IR thermal imaging.
By combining a variety of our premium services to manufacture high volumes of this assembly, we fulfilled all of our client’s unique performance requirements. Because we exceeded our customer’s high expectations for quality and reliability, this part design is now currently being manufactured exclusively by California Brazing.
Solving tactical problems by becoming a strategic partner
The customer had a difficult problem: manufacturing their parts required high-quality brazing services but their brazing equipment was dated and they were losing brazing technical expertise. They knew that solving this tactical issue meant investing in a non-core process, at a time they needed additional floor space for those core processes.
California Brazing brought specific strengths to the table: process specific technical expertise; state of the art equipment; mature and proven business processes and process control with SPC analysis. Plus existing approvals and accreditations meant standardized quality and efficiency assurances. In addition, we had proven capability to manage a complex bill of materials and supply chain. By working in three distinct phases, we were able to completely transition our client’s project.
By outsourcing the complete manufacturing process to California Brazing — including purchasing, machining, clean room assembly, brazing, inspection, and testing the customer was able to effectively resolve their process-related issues quickly and get their product to market.
Changing the brazing process to extend the product’s life cycle
California Brazing’s customer, a vendor for an aerospace manufacturer, found their product was experiencing corrosion that shortened the usable life of the product. California Brazing and the customer quickly determined the source of the corrosion to be entrapped salts that occurred during the aluminum dip braze process – clearly the product needed different brazing services.
California Brazing made recommendations on product design and manufacturing processes that allowed the assembly to for Vacuum Aluminum Brazing, which eliminated the entrapped salts issue, thus allowing for a longer product life cycle.
As a result of their experience with California Brazing, the customer also chose to outsource the complete manufacturing process. California Brazing is now responsible for design verification, purchasing, machining, clean room assembly, brazing, inspection, testing, and other special processes (plating, anodizing, and NDT).
Designing a process and becoming a high-volume manufacturing partner
A client from the heavy machinery industry needed a brazing partner to develop a brazed joint design and manufacturing process that would maximize the shear strength and wear life of their product.
California Brazing was placed in charge of establishing all technical specifications while also managing product quality and test requirements. Meeting ISO9001:2008 industry standards, we performed a combination of vacuum brazing, heat treating, and hardening processes to ensure our client’s product met with their unique stipulations.
The customer’s product is currently being completely manufactured by California Brazing in high production volumes, while also ensuring swift advancement to the marketplace.