Outsourcing production can be a well justified decision with potential for reduced costs, greater efficiencies, reduced overhead, and the ability for your company to focus on its core strengths. With the industry’s largest number of workstations, Preco offers an extensive range of innovative laser services. We are a reliable source for both short and long term production of your components.
Preco’s Contract Manufacturing Services can provide you with all of the resources needed to integrate laser processing into your manufacturing stream. The extensive design, testing and manufacturing capabilities of Preco can help you answer today’s challenges – enhancing product design, improving quality, lowering unit cost and shortening lead times.
Specializing in laser cladding, welding, heat treating and specialty cutting, Preco excels at difficult process specific applications. With an in-house staff that includes welding engineers along with doctorate level guidance, Preco’s capabilities are unsurpassed. Our range of equipment includes fiber lasers up to 10 kW and CO2 lasers up to 6 kW which provide deep penetration welding and heat treating. Supporting this equipment are work stations and material handling that can support fabrications and castings weighing upwards of 10,000 pounds.
Contract Services Offered
- 12 laser workstations configured for metals processing
- Fiber delivered lasers up to 10 kW
- CO2 lasers up to 6 kW
- Material handeling capabilitiy up to 10,000 pounds
- Blast booth
- Assembly presses
- Industrial part washer
- TIG and MIG welders
- 200 KVA spot welders
Our powder feed systems include off-axis and coaxial powder flow technology to support our cladding offering. Laser cladding can be performed on flat or cylindrical surfaces with a powder metal selection to provide wear and corrosion prevention or other specified requirements.
LASER HEAT TREATING
An advantage that lasers offer in this process is the ability to heat treat localized areas without affecting the entire work piece. Preco's applications engineering team has extensive knowledge with laser heat treating and can assist you in deciding if laser heat treating is a good fit for your application.
Preco offers both autogenous and wire feed welding. Additional hybrid weld processes are offered including induction pre-heat and/or post-heat stations for crack prone materials. Preco also provides secondary operations including hydraulic presses for pre-weld component assembly, grit blast booths and stress relieving ovens.
SPECIALTY LASER CUTTING
Although we're not configured to process flat sheet stock for the fabrication market, we offer laser cutting for unique applications that have specific process requirements.
Preco’s contract manufacturing services include laser processing of polymer, paper and fiber-based materials that can be processed in either sheet or roll fed formats. These systems incorporate vision registration capabilities for unmatched precision for demanding applications. Laser converting is an ideal process solution for applications where materials or features are required that prove difficult to die cut.