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Laser Cutting

The 8000-watt, million-dollar Trumpf TruLaser 3040 uses CO2 lasers and combines high performance with cut quality that is second to none. This beast of a machine cuts 1.12" stainless steel, 1" hot rolled steel and aluminum, .38" brass and copper; with a +/-.005 tolerance.

 

Learn more about our new Trumpf addition.

 

Forming with the Brake Press

The 5230 Trumpf Press Brake is a 144" bed that can form one-inch thick mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. 

This allows for one full piece to be built rather than welded sheets, which can allow for more squareness from one end to the other end, less weld rejects, possible leakage; and a reduced cost because of efficiencies in labor time. 

 

CNC Machining

Using the latest CNC machines, Valence produces highly accurate, quick turn parts. Because CNC can be applied to virtually any material, it is perfect for rapid tooling and the creation of fixtures or molds, in addition to many other functional machining parts.

 
 

Shearing

Shearing, also known as die cutting, is a process which cuts stock without the formation of chips or the use of burning or melting. Strictly speaking, if the cutting blades are straight the process is called shearing; if the cutting blades are curved then they are shearing-type operations.

Rolling

In metalworking, rolling is a metal forming process in which metal stock is passed through one or more pairs of rolls to reduce the thickness and to make the thickness uniform. Most steel mills have rolling mill divisions that convert the semi-finished casting products into finished products. Roll bending machines have also been called rounder and roller machines, which is forming equipment for rolling metal plates in the cylinder, cone, curved and other shapes. 

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MIG & TIG Welding

With AWS Welding Inspector Certified staff on-site, we're here to be a safety watch dog, inspect the pre-welding environment, monitor the welding process and inspect welds.

 

Metal inert gas (MIG) welding is often used when speed is required.  When performed well, MIG welds aren’t typically as clean as Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welds, but the increased efficiency can be beneficial. TIG welding uses a tungsten electrode to produce a weld rather than a consumable wire. TIG welding allows for the greatest operational control relative to MIG welding and creates stronger welds. TIG welding is more complex and difficult to learn, however, and is a much slower process than MIG welding. Stainless steel is a common working metal for TIG welding, as is aluminum, magnesium and copper. 

 

Deburring & Tumbling

Deburring is the process of removing burrs, which are the undesirable sharp edges or protrusions on a part's surface produced during the manufacturing process. Parts are deburred by tumbling the parts in a barrel or a vibratory bowl, along with finishing media.

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Soldering & Brazing

The American Welding Society (AWS) defines brazing as such a process which involves a filler metal which has a liquidus above 450°C (842°F). Soldering, on the other hand, involves filler metals with a liquidus of 450°C or below. Properly brazed joints can be stronger than the pieces being joined, but are not as strong as welded joints. Brazing also has minimal effects on the two metal parts. Soldering is a low-temperature version of brazing, but the bond is not as strong as a brazed joint or welded one.

 

Plasma Cutting

This technology is most frequently used in making precision cuts through metals for a variety of industrial applications. 

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Painting

We offer a variety of finishing options and can do whatever form of finishing that is needed. Whether you need regular painting or powdered paint, which is sprayed onto a part and then baked in an oven. This creates a strong, wear- and corrosion-resistant layer that is more durable than standard painting methods. A wide variety of colors are available to create the desired aesthetic.

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CNC Sawing & Cutting

We have several types of saws with various throat depths and widths to handle single bar or multiple bar cuts; each with the ability to cut at different angles and precision requirements.

 
 
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Iron Working

We offer a variety of iron working processes including punching, coping & notching. 

 

Hand Grinding

Grinding is machining process that's used to remove material from a workpiece via a grinding wheel. As the grinding wheel turns, it cuts material off the workpiece while creating a smooth surface texture in the process.

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Rod Parting 

Cutting or shearing metal rods can be performed using a rod parter, which won't leave a burr on the end of the cut. Many in the industry have tried to find cheaper ways of doing it without the proper rod parter equipment. Valence is one of the few companies who collects rod parting parts to ensure that our machines are always up-to-date. 

 

Tube Plasma

Tube profile: 0.75”-6” round, 1”-4” square, 1”-4” rectangle, 1”-4” angle, and 1”-4” channel

 

Tube material type: Steel, aluminum, stainless steel, DOM, HREW, black pipe, galvanized steel, and any type of electrically conductive material

 

Tube length: Full stick length capable up to 24 feet. Picture courtesy of Bend-Tech

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