SMI Capabilities

SMI prides itself and its quality production on state-of-the-art equipment, from totally automated work cells to the latest in CNC machining centers.

Materials Capabilities

High Strength: Cobalt, Hastelloy, Iconel, Titanium, Nickel, Tungsten
Nonferrous: Aluminum, Bronze, Copper, Zinc, Lead, Brass
Stainless Steel: 300 & 400 Series
Carbon Steel: Alloy, Low Carbon Tool Steel
Miscellaneous: Plastic, Nylon, Rubber, Delrin



For a complete list of capabilities and machines with specifications, click here for a PDF.

ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES

  • Gibbs CAM
  • Surf CAM
  • SolidWorks
  • Work holding Design & Work holding Build
  • Should-Cost Modeling
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Processes
  • Visual PPAP/Fair
  • 3D Scanning / Reverse Engineering
  • 3D Printing
  • Support to product design and engineering development
    • Unigraphics NX9.0 CAD software
    • Prototype Build
  • In house design & build of production assembly equipment, machine fixtures and gauges
  • Robotics
    • Roboguide - Fanuc robot simulation software
  • Controls Engineering
    • RSLogix - Ladder logic programming software

MACHINING CAPABILITIES

  • Horizontal Machining Centers & Fastems   |   Up to 600mm Envelope
  • Vertical Mill Turn Centers   |   Up to 1200mm Envelope
  • Vertical   |   Up to 600mm Envelope
  • Lathe   |   Up to 550mm Swing
  • Wire EDM   |   Up to 300mm Envelope
  • CNC EDM Sinkers   |   Up to 250mm Envelope
  • Jig Grinding   |   Up to 300mm Envelope
  • OD - ID Grinding   |   Up to 250mm Swing

AUTOMATED & MANUAL CAPABILITIES

  • Volume Capabilities from under 10 parts per day to over 1200 parts per day.
  • Lean Manufacturing Environment
    • Organization
    • Problem solving - continuous improvement
    • Poka Yoke
    • Value Stream mapping
    • Virtual Kanban
    • Standard Work
    • Cellular single piece flow
    • Just in time delivery
  • Manual assembly work cells
  • Manual assisted automated work cells
  • Fully automated work cells with robot and palletized transfer integration

INSPECTION CAPABILITIES

  • Zeiss CMM   |   Over a 2000mm Envelope
  • Laser Scanning   |   Up to 300mm Envelope
  • Shop Floor CMM   |   Up to 450mm Envelope
  • Material Analysis   |   XRF Gun
  • Gage Certification   |   Laser Mics
  • Surface Analysis   |   Profilometers
  • Borescope   |   Down to 3.25mm Holes x 3 ft.
  • SPC
  • Gauss Analysis   |   De-gauss Tables
  • Electrostatic Analysis   |   Electrostatic Field Meter

CAPABILITIES FOR UNIQUE PROCESSES

  • Ultrasonic Cleaning   |   Up to 37 Liter Tanks
  • AF5333 Cleaning   |   Up to 1200mm Envelope
  • NDT   |   NADCAP, HON, WWD Approved
  • Lapping   |   Up to 600mm Envelope
  • Microscope Deburring   |   Picture
  • ECD Deburring   |   Up to 1100mm Envelope
  • Welding   |   NADCAP-Certified Exotic Metals (Titanium, Fusion, Tack, etc.)
  • Targeted Oil Flow Testing   |   Up to 10 gpm
  • Pressure Testing   |   Up to 1500 psi
  • ISO 8 Class 100,000 Clean Room   |   Positive Pressure Particulate Monitored
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