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Laser cutting technology is an excellent process for cutting carbon, aluminum alloys, and stainless steel material in gauge thicknesses and plate. Metal laser cutting provides a cleaner edge with better perpendicularity than other forms of flame cutting, along with a smaller kerf and heat affected areas. Difficult profiles, tight tolerances, and precision, high-speed cutting requirements are all great candidates for laser cutting.

Laser Welding

Laser cutting technology is an excellent process for cutting carbon, aluminum alloys, and stainless steel material in gauge thicknesses and plate. Metal laser cutting provides a cleaner edge with better perpendicularity than other forms of flame cutting, along with a smaller kerf and heat affected areas. Difficult profiles, tight tolerances, and precision, high-speed cutting requirements are all great candidates for laser cutting.

Kanban Management

O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) participates in the kanban process to meet just-in-time (JIT) requirements and enhance our internal lean procedures.

With strategic partnerships, OMS can develop kanban systems that indicate appropriate inventory levels and use trigger events to sequence delivery to your facility’s production line.

Welding

From simple weldments to complex metal fabrications with hundreds of components, O’Neal Manufacturing Services has significant welding expertise and capacity to assist customers with strategic outsourcing.  Transitioning high labor, multi-stage sub-assemblies, and weldments to OMS can provide internal labor and production capacity gains.

OMS offers the following welding services:

  • TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding
  • Projection (Spot)
  • MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welding
  • Stud Welding
  • Stick Welding
  • Laser welding

Manual and robotic welding services are available for low and high-volume plate fabrications, from lightweight subassemblies to weldments weighing more than 40,000 lbs. Materials include stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, and alloys in almost every possible shape and thickness. With appropriate weld certifications, the latest equipment and a manufacturing team to assure every step of the process adds value to your product, OMS can bring significant savings to your supply chain.

The following weld certifications are in place at multiple facilities:

  • American Welding Society D1.1
  • Caterpillar 7 Steps of Weld Excellence
  • Association of American Railroads

Machining

O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) is a leading provider of high quality machined metal components for OEM clients worldwide. We specialize in partnering with our clients to provide strategic outsourcing of metal components for their industrial equipment manufacturing operations. Our extensive manufacturing capabilities, complex project management systems and customer-focused culture ensure that our products meet critical requirements and delivery deadlines.

CNC MACHINING CAPABILITIES

Our contract CNC metal machining capabilities include:

  • Multiple ISO 9001:2008-certified production facilities throughout North America, offering significant capacity and manufacturing redundancies
  • Fully automated, integrated fabricating and cutting equipment representing the most current technologies
  • Vertically-integrated turnkey manufacturing processes including extensive, in-house 2nd and 3rd step processing capabilities
  • Collaboration on new and existing products using our integrated Value-Analysis/Value- Engineering (VA/VE) process. VA/VE allows manufacturing engineers to validate the manufacturing process prior to production, saving development time and reducing costs.
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process

Our production facilities are equipped with over 30 machining centers, from high production CNC machines to large, 5-face machining centers. We are able to machine components ranging from small, complex parts to large structural frames. Our staff evaluates each project to determine the most efficient and effective manufacturing process with the goal of saving production time and costs, while maintaining or improving the part’s functionality. We utilize the latest tooling to reduce part cycle times while meeting the tightest tolerances and leverage the use of 4- and 5-axis machining centers to eliminate the need for additional manufacturing processes.

At OMS, we are committed to manufacturing high quality components that meet your exact specifications efficiently. Our experienced staff works with each client to ensure that the product we deliver will perform at or above expectations, is delivered on schedule, and on budget.

 

Metal Forming

O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) offers CNC metal forming and bending services to produce components and fabricated parts for subassemblies.  From simple 90° bends to complex sequences with 10 or more bends, our press brakes can form small and large parts to 1″ thick and 20 foot long using overhead cranes. Parts will be processed on flame cutting, plasma, or laser equipment and prepared for bending.

Technology, skill, and process controls allow formability and repeatability to meet customer demand. OMS can handle a wide range of material grades, thickness, and sizes.

 

Punching

Punching is a process that uses a CNC machine to shear, notch, and punch angles and flat bars. O’Neal Manufacturing Services utilizes Anglemasters, iron workers, and other equipment to plasma cut, punch, drill, and tap metal components to produce both linear and plate items in a cost effective manner.

Our sheet and plate machines have computer numerical controls (CNC) that allow for production repeatability and are programmed from CAD software to reduce errors. Typical material thicknesses for punching is ½” thick and below.

Oxy Fuel Cutting

Oxy-fuel flame cutting is a steel cutting process utilizing a chemical reaction between oxygen and the base metal at extreme temperatures. A single machine, equipped with multiple torches, can cut almost all grades of carbon and alloy steel plate. Oxy-fuel flame cutting is best on heavy gauge plate and does not work on stainless, aluminum, or nickel alloys because of the lack of carbon.

Oxy-fuel flame cutting applies to a variety of processes used to produce steel cut plates. Flame cut products range from simple shapes to intricate profiles. O’Neal Manufacturing Services provides detailed solutions to semi-finished parts through bevelingmachiningpunching, drilling, and forming, as well as other processes.

ADVANTAGES

Oxygen fuel cutting uses several different preheating flames that allow for the direction of the cut to be changed seamlessly making cleaner cuts. Large and thick sections of material can also be cut more efficiently as the oxy fuel cutter is light and quiet, requiring little effort to use.

 

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting technology is an excellent process for cutting carbon, aluminum alloys, and stainless steel material in gauge thicknesses and plate. Metal laser cutting provides a cleaner edge with better perpendicularity than other forms of flame cutting, along with a smaller kerf and heat affected areas. Difficult profiles, tight tolerances, and precision, high-speed cutting requirements are all great candidates for laser cutting.

LASER CUTTING SERVICES

Iowa Laser Technology, an acquired O’Neal Manufacturing Services company as of 2012, provides laser cut parts to various industries including wind, material handling, rail, truck body, crane, and power generation, as well as many others. In addition, numerous parts are processed internally into sub-assemblies and welded fabrications.

Plasma Cutting

O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) offers plasma cutting services to manufacture high quality metal components for OEMs. We specialize in manufacturing components to supply OEM production operations that meet exacting requirements and delivery deadlines.

Plasma cutting is an economical, efficient manufacturing process used to cut medium to heavy thickness metals, including carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and alloys. It is a quick cutting process, providing fast throughput, tolerance control, and repeatability.

ARC CUTTING PROCESS

Plasma arc cutting uses an electrical arc formed from the nozzle to the surface being cut. This turns the inert gas to a plasma arc hot enough to melt the material being cut. The cutting head is programmed to the contour of the part, including complex shapes. Plasma cutting is much faster than oxy-fuel cutting, allowing fast movements that blow molten metal away from material piece being cut.

HIGH DEFINITION PLASMA CUTTING PROCESS

High-definition plasma cutting is a relatively new plasma cutting process that cuts similar materials with more tolerance control. It can process carbon steel materials, stainless and aluminum in the 2 inch thickness range.

ARC AND HIGH DEF PLASMA CUTTING CAPABILITIES

  • Multiple ISO 9001:2008-certified production facilities throughout North America, offering significant capacity and manufacturing redundancies
  • Fully automated, integrated fabricating, cutting and assembly equipment representing the most current technologies
  • Vertically-integrated turnkey manufacturing processes including extensive, in-house 2nd and 3rd step processing capabilities
  • Collaboration on new and existing products using our integrated Value-Analysis/Value- Engineering (VA/VE) process. VA/VE allows manufacturing engineers to validate the manufacturing process prior to production, saving development time and reducing costs.
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process

PLASMA CUTTING OPERATIONS

Our secondary processes to finish plasma-cut components include flattening to accommodate flatness tolerances and shot blasting, tumble cleaning and slag grinding to provide surface preparation for downstream processes or cosmetic finishing.

At OMS, we are committed to manufacturing high quality components that meet your exact specifications efficiently. Our experienced staff works with each client to ensure that the product we deliver will perform at or above expectations, is delivered on schedule and on budget.