"We have the reputation in our industry for taking on the toughest jobs," maintains Peter Engel, the engineering manager at Newcut.
"We have the ability to hold tight tolerances," Engel
In describing the process of photochemical machining, Engel
said that the company will first take a sheet of metal, and then generate a computer file of the part and plot it on a piece of film.
"For small parts, we will do multiples on sheet by ganging them together," he
"One of the nicest parts we've made for an aerospace company was a shield that looks like a giant coffee filter," Engel
"It was a big, three-piece, stainless steel assembly that's laser welded together, and it had a very fine screen pattern on it," he
"It goes into a satellite propulsion system that propels the satellite after it leaves the rocket in outer space."
One of the best things that Newcut
can offer by manufacturing parts in the U.S., Engel
says, is fast domestic turnarounds.
"We have engineers on hand to help solve our customers' needs, and we are ITAR registered for defense work," he
"Our standard turnaround is two to three weeks, but sometimes we even get parts to our customers overnight.
So we will take on rush jobs."
engineering manager insists that the best way to help a customer is upfront-with design and engineering assistance-before manufacturing commences.
"We have two engineers on staff and we've been around for 40 years, so we can offer customers a lot of experience in this field," Engel