KJLC's large machine shop is equipped with modern machinery serviced by 10 ton capacity overhead cranes. Our complement of CNC milling centers, boring mills, and lathes enables high speed, repeatable component production. We specialize in tight tolerance machining using geometric dimensioning & tolerances to ASME Y14.5-2009.
Sulfur-free biodegradable coolant is used throughout KJLC Manufacturing's machine shop to ensure cleanliness for vacuum components. In addition to vacuum chamber and component manufacturing we machine prototype and production quantities to customer prints. Our specialty is working with 300 series stainless steels, most aluminum alloys, and some Inconel alloys.
All jobs that are produced in KJLC's Manufacturing areas have detailed production routers, require documented in-process inspection, and have real-time job status data collected from the shop floor.
We believe our people set us apart, and to that end we utilize several forms of training including NIMS-based apprenticeships, recurrent training programs, and continual education programs.
Surface finish options available from KJLC Manufacturing include (depending on the material and its form):
- Brushed (#4)
- Polished mirror-finish (#8)
- Glass bead blasting
- Powder coating
- Nitric acid passivation
- Gold, silver, nickel plating
- Rotary surface grinding