Florida-based specialized machine shop Wire Technologies LLC has relocated and is looking to add abrasive water-jet services.
Now occupying 5,000 square feet in Pompano Beach, the firm moved its computer numerically controlled machining services from Fort Lauderdale last year.
Meanwhile, company officials are considering the addition of water-jet equipment.
``We are quoting on a lot of jobs for military components with tight requirements,'' Wire Technologies principal David Swinscoe said. ``We are getting close to a decision to purchase abrasive water-jet equipment and may have it in operation within a few months.''
Wire Technologies uses two AQ300L linear-drive wire electrical discharge machines from Sodick Co. Ltd.
In its tool and die shop, Wire Technologies designs and manufactures dies and downstream calibration systems for high-speed free-foam capped and noncapped products, Swinscoe said. ``We have complete extrusion services from the hopper to the downstream cut-off saw and dump table,'' he said.
Swinscoe and Walter Biro are principals, each with more than 35 years of experience in the tool and die industry. ``We both engineer and design our extrusion tooling,'' Swinscoe said.
Previously, Biro and Swinscoe owned and operated Iso-Tech Industries Inc. and All Teck Inc.
``Over these years, we developed extrusion high-speed free-foam technologies to manufacture products for the decking, spa, shutter and window-covering industries,'' Swinscoe said.
With that technology, the men have increased line speeds by a factor of three and more over the popular Celuka process, he said. The Celuka process involves cooling the surface of a PVC extrusion for creating moldings, boards and foam-core doors.
Wire Technologies has designed and supplied tooling for faux-wood expanded composite-capped products, including horizontal window slats and plantation shutters. The company also makes spa board siding panels, and has built numerous systems for ridged profiles.
Wire Technologies employs eight and had 2007 sales of $1.1 million. It is moving toward certification under ISO 9001 to complement CNC machining services for aerospace, medical-device and automotive applications.