Consider this: Our machining processes are really rather basic. We do flat work adding value to a sheet by cutting it to size and precisely drilling some holes. We also run a lot of lathe work doing fundamental two axis turning: OD, ID, thickness, grooves and counter-bores. Packing glands, wear rings, shoulder washers and gear blanks are perfect applications using our equipment. For the production quantities we work in (50–5000) and the simple elegance of the basic profiles we fabricate, costly CNC sophistication is not needed to make high-tolerance parts. Although Moore Addison has CNC machines (seven mills and three lathes), we are renowned for the quality of work produced on our mostly manual machines by our motivated mature workforce. This straightforward machining style is a minimalist approach which reduces our fixed costs and your piece part price.
What Moore Addison DoEs
- Take a sheet of customer specified material and grind it flat and parallel. Cut it up to the print dimensions. Send it to the drills where they will use fixtures to drill a hole pattern and even do short slots. You have made a basic circuit board to which the customer rivets and wires electrical components.
- Take a sheet of customer specified material and grind it flat and parallel. Cut it up to squares a little bigger than the finished outside diameter. Have the drills put a hole somewhere near the middle of the square. To make the hole accurately round, have the drills ream it. To make the hole round and perpendicular to the faces, have the lathes bore the center hole to size. Take the blanks to the lathes, slide them on an arbor and turn the outside diameter off the hole. If there is a hub, put the blank in a lathe collet and turn it down. This is a gearblank with the TIR (total instrument readout) of the OD to ID and faces to bore at ±0.003 or better.
- Take a sheet of expensive G-7 silicone and grind it flat and parallel to the finished dimension, usually around 0.1875 depending on the machine it will be used in. Strip the sheet, put the strips on a carrier and grind the width, both sides, to the finished dimension. On the big saw with the accurate 90˚ fence, cut to length, On the big bed mill between two vices, indicate a center line. On the same machine, drill a mounting hole on each end as specified. Mount the part on pins and pop holes and counter bore each as specified. You have a hot wire backing strip for a precision heat sealer.
Please continue reading to learn more about who we are and why Moore Addison can be right for your business:
A Letter from Moore Addison (PDF - 268 KB)
A Brief History of Moore Addison (PDF - 192 KB)
The Moore Addison Experience (PDF - 67 KB)