Dalau Inc. has added a five-axis machining center and other computer-aided equipment to expand its ability to produce large parts.
Dalau machines components from engineered plastics for radio-frequency, electronic and aerospace markets.
The Merrimack firm added the equipment in February, and General Manager Mark Sage said Dalau now can machine parts up to 14 inches in diameter. It also added measuring equipment and CAD software. He said it was a huge investment, but he did not elaborate.
Dalau trained two people to operate the new machinery and reorganized the facility to house the new equipment, he said. The machinery also was modified slightly for use with polytetrafluoroethylene.
The company attained AS9100 approval at the end of 2006, Sage said.
Dalau, which employs 70, can do prototyping, and small and large runs. It also makes PTFE under the Dalcon trademark. Dalua is a subsidiary of Dalau UK, an Essex, England-based, family-owned company that bills itself as the largest PTFE processor in the United Kingdom.