Production Lapping has had a long-standing reputation for producing high quality work with on time deliveries.
This did not happen by accident!
There is a continuous effort to improve our processes and production, whether it is improved metrology equipment, new inspection techniques, or even new quality standards, we do whatever is necessary to insure that we are able to meet the standards of quality around the globe. Production Lapping has long maintained its quality standards to meet Mil-I-45208A and is in full compliance of AS-9100 and ISO9002. Production Lapping has dock-to-stock agreements with many of its customers.
Production Lapping is equipped with state of the art lapping and free abrasive machining systems, which allows us to take on virtually any flat surfacing application. From single side lapping to double side lapping & polishing, from parts as small as .125” in diameter up parts large as 60” in diameter, to parts as thin as .002. Production Lapping has the skill & technology to meet even the most demanding flat surfacing requirements.
Production Lapping has always been a leader in flat lapping technologies; for example we were the first job shop in the U.S. with double side lapping capabilities. We work in the aerospace, medical, automotive, semiconductor, thin film head, fiber optic, mechanical seal, and commercial industries, just to name a few.
The applications for lapping vary from the ultra precision that most people think of when they think of lapping to first surfacing on a casting to high stock removal that can replace a grinding or milling or a turning operation and all this can be easily done where little or no stress is introduced into the part.
Production Lapping provides precision and economy for virtually any flat lapping, grinding or polishing application. Equipped with state of the art single & double side lapping equipment, Production Lapping excels in quantities from 1 to 1 million.
Single Side Lapping is a viable alternative to conventional grinding operations such as surface, Blanchard and double disk grinding, while proving superior surface finishes!
Some of the typical applications for single side lapping are:
- Most Any Sealing Surface
- Mechanical Seals ( Microseal Per BPS 4628 )
- Valve Plates And Bodies
- “First” Surfacing
- Blades & Knives
- Hard To Hold Parts
- Very Small Parts
- Large Parts Up To 50” In Diameter
Double Side Lapping is an exceptionally precise, finishing or semi-finishing process capable of lapping and polishing both sides of a work piece simultaneously. Double side lapping is versatile enough to handle traditional metalworking requirements as well as the processing of thin, fragile materials. Due to the minimal amount of machine down pressure, required parts are processed with no heat and virtually no stresses introduced into parts. Some of the typical applications for double side lapping are:
- Pump components
- Precision piston rings
- Precision stampings
- Fuel Injectors
- Blades and knives as thin as .004
- Computer drive components
- Bearing races
- Turbocharger parts
- Transmission parts
Production Lapping has been in the machining business as long as we have been in the Lapping business, since 1961. Production Lapping is a full service contract manufacturer of high precision machined parts and assemblies. We service the Aerospace, Electronic, Precision Blade, and Automotive and Medical Industries.
Production Lapping provides our many years of expertise and knowledge to our customers in the manufacturing of complete parts and assemblies. Many of our projects include machining, heat-treating, grinding, plating, painting, lapping and assembly.
With our team of highly skilled people and our commitment to quality and on time deliveries, Production Lapping is in a unique position to meet our customers’ needs, with our experience, skill and dedication. Production Lapping will satisfy all of your manufacturing requirements.
Some examples of manufactured complete parts include:
- Precision Slicing Blades
For the medical industry which require machining, heat treating, grinding and lapping to a tolerance of +/-.00002
- Hard Anodized Tape Guides
Machined, rough lapped, hard anodized and are then finish lapped to a flatness of .000011 and a surface finish of 2 Ra.
- Titanium Undersea Light Housing
Machined from solid Titanium bar stock these housings required extensive programming and machining. With numerous grooves and cross-holes, internal and external threading this is the type of part Production Lapping excels at.
- Turbocharger Bearing Housing
These Cast Iron housings are modified to customer specifications, holding a .0002 (.005mm) bore tolerance, with multiple internal grooves.
- CMP Polishing Machine Retaining Ring
Machined from 316 Stainless Steel, these rings are used in the polishing process for Silicon Wafers. We machined the rings from solid bar stock and then bonded a PPS plastic ring to our ring and then finished machining and lapping.
Fine Grinding which is also know as Flat Honing or Fixed Abrasive Flat Lapping is a modern precision stock removal process that offers speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional lapping yet still providing similar flatness, parallelism, surface finish and size tolerances. Applications, which require moderate to high stock removal while maintaining close dimensional and surface finish requirements is where this process is at it’s best.
Fine grinding can accommodate almost any material such as:
- Metal – Tool Steels, Cast Iron, Aluminum, Carbon Steels, Tungsten Alloys, Sintered Metals.
- Ceramics- Alumina, Silicon Carbide, Silicon Nitride, Zirconia
Some of the typical applications for Fine Grinding are:
- Ceramic roller bearing length grinding
- Carbide inserts
- Precision blades
- Seals – Metal or Ceramic
- Powdered metal parts
- Stamped and fine blanked parts
- Sprayed metal coatings
- Hydraulic gear pump components
- Piston rings