Engineering and Manufacturing
Union City Filament is continually developing new processes and techniques for forming refractory metal and precious metal wire, rod, and ribbon into virtually any design, while keeping dimensional conformance and uniformity paramount. Since many of our products are driven by customer specific needs, our engineers are accustomed to examining every design and making recommendations that lead to longer product life and trouble free operation. In some cases we can suggest a completely new design that will achieve the same functionality through a superior means. Whether it is product design or technical assistance that you require, Union City Filament’s staff of experts can assist you with whatever challenges you may face.
Our facility includes:
- Specialized cataphoretic and flame-spray coating operations
- An 11,000sqft. advanced manufacturing area
- Microscope driven work stations
- A precision machine shop for custom tooling fabrication
- Ultrasonic and chemical cleaning equipment
- Automatic filament winding equipment for high volume items
- 6 high temperature hydrogen atmosphere furnaces for stress relieving, sintering, and annealing
Before the manufacturing process begins, we place all incoming raw material though a rigorous inspection process that includes Eddy Current testing and Laser Micrometer analyses to verify that only split-free and dimensionally consistent wire is advanced to production.
Once raw materials are advanced to production, our staff performs first article and in-process evaluations to ensure that all units are being fabricated exactly to specification. After production, our quality assurance team certifies that our products are dimensionally accurate, free of cracks and voids, and are achieving the proper electrical resistance.
Union City Filament is the only filament and heater manufacturing source worldwide to provide and certify this level of testing on all products.
Supply Chain Management
Union City Filament keeps a large inventory of raw materials for both the fabrication of our products and direct resale. This allows us to quote shorter lead times and control production costs. Our well developed relationships with large material suppliers give us the ability to resell wire in smaller quantities with minimal lot charges.