When it comes to demanding applications for machined components, not many can rival the mining industry, but if you’re reading this you probably already know that. Weather your equipment is literally grinding away against a rock all day or controlling fluid flows in your process- if its in this industry, it is sure to be a demanding job. Weather its surface mining or at the bottom of your drill string, we can help make your business a success by providing the precision machined components you need. Although we specialize in spherical parts here at DK Machine, we can also provide machining of any of the demanding parts you might need. Our specialty is grinding of spheres- valve balls and seats are our mainstay, but also any type of spherical bearing surface you might need you can rely on DK Machine to come thru with even the toughest of materials and provide you with a perfectly ground spherical surfaces to exacting tolerances.
We commonly work with all the tough materials that many shops won’t touch; Inconel®, Hasteloy®, Stellite®, Monel®, Titanium, Zirconium, Waspaloy® and many others are just everyday occurrences here. We have the tooling and programming expertise to make machining these tough alloys a walk in the park. Along with these difficult to machine alloys, we also work with some of the toughest coatings and surface finishes in the industry. While we do not do any coatings or plating’s in-house, we have developed solid relationships with trusted and approved suppliers for any type of severe service coatings, plating’s, and other surface treatments. We are very familiar with High Velocity Oxy Fuel (HVOF) applied coatings like Chrome Carbide, Tungsten Carbide and many others. We commonly finish spray & fuse and laser clad coatings of many materials as well as more traditional chrome plating, Teflon® coatings or any number of PVD, CVD diamond-like coatings or other vapor deposited hardness or lubricity enhancing coatings. Similarly, we do not perform heat treating or non-destructive testing here but rather leave that to the experts who specialize in only that. This philosophy allows us to focus our efforts on what’s most important to you; high precision machining and grinding of your valve balls and seats or other components for the mining industry.
Many years ago, we developed strict procedures to adhere to the US Navy regulations and requirements for quality assurance and part traceability. These procedures are so efficient and foster such an environment of quality that we decided to implement them across all jobs that pass thru the shop so that all our customers can reap the benefits of assured quality that they provide. Written procedures for everything process in the shop ensure you will benefit from our systems designed to satisfy the requirements of the US Navy including MIL I45208A. All our quality systems are audited regularly by our own employees and regularly scheduled external audits by the Navy and their sub-tier suppliers. These audits ensure that we are consistently exceeding quality standards. We also maintain tight working relationships with inspectors from sub-tier suppliers who are in our shop regularly to perform in process and final inspections. This allows us to stay up to the minute on any changes required in our quality assurance program.
Call us today and let’s see how DK Machine can help with your severe service needs in the mining industry.