UWE Value Added Options

April 2018
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Here at United Western Enterprises we go above and beyond to ensure the parts we deliver are in line with customer specifications. On top of our chemical etching process, we provide various value added options to expand the range of design elements available to our customers.

By offering multiple value added options, we give our customers the advantages of reduced prices and one-stop shopping. Whether you need specific angles formed, holes drilled, parts soldered or tack-welded, United Western Enterprises has you covered!

For additional details, please see our full list of value added options posted in the space below.

About UWE’s Value Added Options

Metal forming – Metal forming permanently reshapes material through plastic deformation without adding to or subtracting from existing mass. Reshaping in this manner can be achieved through tensile forming, compressive forming, or a combination of the two methods. UWE offers both hot working (above recrystallization temperature) and cold working (below recrystallization temperature) options with our custom metal forming services.

Laser welding – Often used in tacking and seam welding applications, laser welding utilizes concentrated heat to fuse together metal or thermoplastic materials. It is especially well suited for creating precise design elements on small parts. UWE offers both heat conduction welding and keyhole welding options.

Heat treating – This process uses precisely calculated heating and cooling cycles to alter the metals and alloys being treated. The result of this is an enhancement in material hardness, corrosion resistance, or tensile strength, among other possible benefits. A variety of heat treating options are available, such as carburizing, quenching, case hardening, annealing, decarburization, tempering, nitriding, and vacuum hardening.

Metal plating – This is a value added process that enhances the durability and/or corrosion resistance of material by applying a thin layer of metal to the substrate. It is generally achieved through the electroplating of metals, but the use of alternative processes is possible as well. A number of metals can be treated in this way, including nickel, tin, copper, silver, and gold. Chem film and anodizing are related processes that are sometimes used in place of plating to augment the durability of a given material.

Other options – We also provide various value added services that are not among those listed above. If you are looking for a specific value added option and do not see it here, please contact us with your specs. We may be able to accommodate your request.

United Western Enterprises for Value Added Services

Since our founding in 1969, United Western Enterprises, Inc., has provided a wide array of photo etching services and value added enhancements to businesses in a broad spectrum of industries, including the military, automotive, medical, and electronics sectors.

As an AS 9100D / ISO 9001:2015-certified company, we have refined our production processes to ensure maximal efficiency and accuracy in fulfilling our clients’ orders. We are headquartered in Camarillo, California.

If you would like more information about our value added processes or wish to request a quote, please call us at (800) 964-6461, or use our online contact form to reach us.

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