Customized metal fabrication services

Discover how we optimize the skills and knowledge of our experienced fabrication team with high-quality equipment to deliver laser cut and formed parts in various designs.

Our fabrication capabilities are enhanced by the in-house services and equipment of our tooling and stamping areas. Quality processes are implemented every step of the way during production and prototyping.

Our Capabilities

We focus on speed, quality and precision to deliver intricate to simple designed parts using our premier laser cutting equipment. The power of the CNC press brake with our technical expertise achieves accurate bends in small to large parts.

  • Perform one-of-a-kind bends and forms with customized tooling
  • Accurately manufacture parts with four or more bends
  • Provide quicker turnarounds with tooling designed and built in-house
  • Produce multiple parts and complete assembly services
  • Accurate, repeatable prototypes with quick turnarounds
  • Fiber laser cuts material thicknesses up to .700” for steel, .250” for stainless and .196” for aluminum, brass and copper
  • Utilize advanced programming settings to laser cut customized parts

Metal Fabrication Techniques

  • Punching
  • Bending
  • Forming
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Assembly
  • Plating
  • Painting
  • Cutting
  • Insertion

Technology we use

CNC Press Brake

We have the technical equipment and experienced operators in place to deliver forming and bending services quickly and efficiently. Customized tooling built in-house compared to standard tooling streamlines operations, provides quicker turnarounds and reduces costs.

Laser

Our fabrication team has well-established programming expertise on the Salvagnini L1XE to deliver precision parts again and again. Ultra’s technical expertise identifies when customized modifications to the laser are needed to successfully meet the required dimensions and tolerances of a design plan. Learning to push the equipment to its technical limits with innovative and resourceful techniques allows us to produce parts competitors turn away.

The Fladder Gryo/300 is an automated deburring machine that provides greater precision and repeatability versus hands-on deburring and delivers quicker turnarounds with reduced labor costs. It removes the need to physically touch and inspect each part as the machine can deburr a higher quantity during a single run. The multi-directional brushes are key as they give the operator the ability to control movement back and forth as well as the rotation. This provides more consistent and even deburring in all directions. This equipment improves our capability to continuously produce high-quality, smooth edges on each laser cut part for problem-free assembly and performance as designed.

Quality

We have taken the initiative to implement a Quality process in our Fabrication Department to ensure delivery of defect-free parts.

 

PPAP (Pre-production approval process)

This is completed before full production can start on a new or redesigned part using standard and customized criteria. And included in PPAP is the precise work of the Layout Inspection – detailing every dimension of a part with the following equipment.

CMM – The probe of this Coordinated Measurement Machine precisely touches multiple points on complex parts that cannot be done by the human hand.

Faro Arm – Utilizes its laser to deliver 3D images for even more complex parts including uncommon shapes.

1st piece inspection

Like our Stamping area, quality is a priority and parts produced by the laser and press brake go through standard and customized audit checks. Our ERP system notifies the operator of scheduled quality checks throughout production.

  • Material Thickness
  • Hole Sizes
  • Length and Width
  • Angles

Industry standard quality tools along with customized gauges designed and built by Ultra are utilized for precise measurements. In-house calibration is performed on a regular basis to ensure quality tools maintain their accuracy.

Case studies

Increasing Production Rates & Precision Case Study

The (6) bends and (8) holes required a manufacturing process that produced no variance to achieve successful placement on the recreational vehicle.

Find a supplier that could provide an efficient and cost-saving process to produce the part with 100% accuracy while meeting output demands in a timely manner.

Outdoor Power Equipment Metal Stamping Case Study

Manufacturer of Rotary Lawn Mower Blade Sharpeners and Balancers for the Outdoor Power Equipment Industry

A recommendation from their previous supplier brought Outdoor Power Equipment Manufacturer’s leaders, Gerd & Erik Bauer, to Ultra’s front doors to continue production of their lawn mower blade sharpener.