Taking an idea from a concept to a prototype to a saleable product has always been a costly and time consuming process and has been the barrier for most entrepreneurs to ever launch their ideas. It’s one of those hurdles that makes business challenging. CAD-CAM software made a big difference in this in the 1990s, and Holtwood Machine has taken the next step in bridging that gap, from our expert staff of engineers and CAD operators to our shop equipped with CNC turning, milling, and machining. At Holtwood Machine we have made it our business to bring your idea closer than ever to the market.
Our facility can make your custom parts quickly and accurately, with our advanced systems able to handle most plastics and metals. Your vision becomes our goal to implement with our skilled fabricators able to work on equipments ranging from precision laser cutting to waterjets, to CNC Turning and Milling, if your idea exists as a set of CAD diagrams or just a rough sketch or concept, odds are, we can put it in your hands.
Among our capabilities – just off the top of our list, we have precision, automated turning and milling (useful for anything from 3D milling and profiling to automated turning from continuous bar stock), conventional turning, milling and grinding, mig and spot welding, three dimensional CAD modeling and design verification, able to take your idea, build and verify a virtual model before you cut your first piece of material. (This capability alone has saved our customers thousands of dollars in wasted material and lost production time.) In addition to this we have available to us sheet metal laser cutting, plasma cutting and bending, pipe and tube laser cutting and bending, waterjet cutting and powder coating. Our strategic location in industrious Lancaster county Pennsylvania gives us access to all of this and much more.
We work in a wide range of materials, from plastics, to tool steels, we can handle any metal from brass to nickel steel. If you don’t see the material of your choice on our web site, please feel free to contact us and ask for more details; odds are we can get it and work with it.
We are capable of doing most machining jobs in house, and the handful we can’t do in house, we have reliable vendors that we can re-sell for. Our production team is efficient enough that we can do full quotes online.
Because our machining and cutting capabilities are so robust, our delivery dates are among the best in the business – in the time it takes for a conventional machine shop to get back to you with a quote, we have an excellent shot of being able to put a part in your hands for your examination.
What do our capabilities open for you? Past customers have used our ability to turn parts around rapidly to make accessories for bicycles, a custom valve for an oil-misting nozzle, plastic parts to repair a vintage toy, replacement sprockets for an heirloom sewing machine and more.
While our costs are low, remember that you are paying for one off prototypes; these are made with high quality machinery, by well-trained operators. We pass any savings we can on to you, but ultimately, you’re paying for our expertise. That expertise shows up in full when you have the actual part in your hands, however. These aren’t cheap knockoffs from Asia, these are well-manufactured pieces of industrial craftsmanship.
Whether you have your file in a CAD-CAM format or not, we can handle your prototyping, machine milling, turning and fabricating needs. Our expert technicians and shop workers have the full range of skills needed for any modern project. Ask us for quotes on lathe turning work, milling and grinding.
If you don’t have your idea in a CAD-CAM format, we have an expert team of CAD operators on staff who can take your idea and put it into usable engineering drawings complete with bills of materials and exploded view parts drawings.
At Holtwood Machine Shop, we specialize in making your dreams solid enough to hold in your hand. Our expert and courteous staff will help you at every step of the way through the process, from helping you define the parameters of your job, if you’ve never used this sort of process before, to getting you quotes and shipping information for your prototype part.
Contact us today for a quote, and we look forward to doing business with you!
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