Drilling - Boring of a round hole into a part. Variations of drilling are flat bottoming of drilled holes, counter-boring, and counter-sinking.
Hot Stamping - An economical decorating option; dry printing method in which a heated die and foil are used to apply graphics to a surface can be done on various shapes & surfaces including flat, raised, embossed, cylindrical & oval.
Packaging – Davies provides a variety of packaging requirements such as bagging, layer packaging, clamshell or blister packaging, and bar code labeling.
Machining - The process of forming raw material into a desired shape. It is one of the most precise manufacturing methods for manufacturing parts that require tight tolerances.
Pad Printing - A printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object and ink is used to mark or decorate parts.
Bagging – Through automated or manual bagging, Davies can bag your parts into your standard packaging needs and have the capability to print your part number, UPC, or bar code onto the bag.
Turning - the process of using a lathe to rotate material while a cutting tool reshapes the material into a round object or makes a round object smaller in diameter.
Engraving – Process used to produce a permanent mark on a part and can be paint-filled in various colors. Laser produces a high intensity light beam focused though a lens directly to the part which is controlled through a computer and allows for change in the color and/or depth to the mark on your part.
Assembly - Our capabilities include coordination of raw materials and inventory management, assembly line production, inspection, final packaging and shipping.
Ultrasonic Welding - One of the most popular techniques for bonding different plastic materials together. Ultrasonic welding uses high frequency (15 kHz to 40 kHz) low amplitude vibration to create heat by way of friction between the plastic materials to be joined without having to use any other materials such as adhesives to bind the materials together.
Branding – Process used to add a company’s trademark, signature, logo, date coding, serial numbering, etc., onto a branding head and burned onto your part using a drill press.
Kitting – Davies will assemble, group, and package related parts and materials into ready-to-ship kits according to your specific instructions.
Buff and Polish – Used to eliminate rough edges and remove parting lines for a smooth and shiny appearance.
Paint Fill – Used to enhance your graphics or indicator lines on a part. Standard paint-fill colors are white and black. Custom paint-fill colors available upon request.
Tapping – Process in which a tap is used to for threading the female insert of a part or for cleaning up a thread. Used after drilling process or in a molded hole.
Decorative Pointers – Made with white vinylite that is spun tightly to the brass insert for use as a pointer or an indicator.
Sand Blasting – An abrasive technique of smoothing, cleaning, and molding a rough, hard surface by pressurizing solid particles at high speed onto the material's surface. Sandblasting is used for a number of different purposes, including cleaning and decorating.
Decorative Inlays / Caps – Used for decoration or as a pointer when an indicator line is present. Both can be customized with graphics or logos to meet your specific needs.
3-D CAD Imaging - We have highly qualified engineers in-house that will take a personalized approach to each project. Coupling a wealth of experience with creative design advances, our engineering group will establish exact specifications for your particular application. Using computer-aided design (CAD) we’ll combine our ideas with yours to develop viable, productive solutions to your performance criteria. In addition, we have complete tool room capabilities including state-of-the- art CNC equipment.
Paint Coatings – Paint selection is determined by the desired decorative effect, the functional demands, or the application technique. Some of the paint coatings available are:
- Acrylic paints - Give a brittle, scratch resistant coating and resists most common oils. Transparent acrylic coatings can be applied for UV-protection.
- Epoxy paints - Provide a hard, tough and glossy coating.
- Polysiloxane coatings - Good chemical and scratch resistance properties.
- Polyurethane paints - Flexible cold-curing coatings.
Vinyl paints - Produce a soft, rubbery coating.
Chrome Plating – Chrome plating of plastic parts is available with a bright chrome or satin chrome finish.
Silk Screen - A process where a rubber squeegee is used to force ink through an etched silk screen onto the part. The ink is squeezed through the screen mesh which allows us to control the amount of ink that is transferred onto the part and assures a bright, rich image.
Vacuum Metalizing – A process in which a metallic coating material is placed in a vacuum chamber with the part to be coated. The material that is being applied is then heated until it starts to evaporate and the vaporized metal condenses on the rotating part as a thin metallic film.
Custom Color Matching – Having the right color part is very important to many of our customers either because it is functional, it’s industry or product specific, or for appearance. Contact one of our experienced customer service representatives who will be happy to assist you with your color matching needs!
Reaming - Usually carried out after drilling or tapping. Used to accurately size a hole and apply a smoother finish that what can be achieved from drilling alone. Also, cleans out any particles caused by drilling process.