Capabilities

What worked yesterday won’t be good enough tomorrow

Keeping pace with the most competitive industries on the planet and their drive for new products that last longer, perform better and cost less requires continuous innovation. At Fisher Barton, we never stop inventing, improving and innovating, with new materials solutions that perform better than anything that came before. We call it Metallurgy MasteredIt’s much more than just a theme; it’s a methodology unique to Fisher Barton. Fisher Barton’s search for new solutions benefits from the synergies that exist between all of our divisions, combined with the powerful technology R&D capabilities made available at our own Fisher Barton Technology Center.

Lab and Technology Center

Fisher Barton Technology Center

The Fisher Barton Technology Center puts us at the forefront of the search for new materials solutions. Visit the Fisher Barton Technology Center on any given day and you’ll find our team of R&D engineers using a full array of advanced analytical tools to evaluate the performance characteristics of everything from tool steels to titanium, high carbon steels to carbides and ceramics, as well as the application of advanced new coatings to enhance corrosion and wear resistance, thermal protection and dielectric strength. It’s here that dozens of patented Fisher Barton innovations were born, products like MARBAIN®, LaserEdge®, FUSIONBond® and many others that are now ‘household’ names in the industries they benefit.

Fisher Barton Coating Methods

Coating Methods

Thermal spray is a group of processes that use combustion of gases or electrical energy to melt feedstock material in wire, powder, or rod form. The melted material is atomized and propelled to a prepared surface where the material immediately freezes and builds up to create a coating. The processes are extremely versatile and able to create coatings out of almost an endless number of materials. The technology is used in several industries to provide engineered coated surfaces for improving the components performance.

Heat Treatment

Heat Treating

Heat treat is an age-old process that improves strength, hardness, toughness, ductility, and corrosion resistance in metals. At Fisher Barton, it’s both science and art. It’s here that metallurgy is mastered through the application of worldclass heat treating resources to transform metal into products that last longer and perform better.

Bronze Casting

Bronze Casting

Casting of Bronze 862, 863, 907, 954 and 955

Vertical Pit Casting

Horizontal Casting

Machining

Machining

Through a controlled material removal process metal is cut into a desired final shape and size.

CNC Machining

Large Capacity Vertical Turning – Accurate Specialties, Inc. provides precision machining services using our state-of-the-art Fives Giddings & Lewis VTC (Vertical Turning Center) 2500. This machine tool is powerful, versatile, and highly accurate, with a large-capacity work envelope (2.5m/8ft x 1m/3.25ft).

Metal Forming

Stamping Bending & Forming

Ability to stamp, and form metals up to 0.375″ thick and up to 23″ wide sheet.

  • Small to Medium Press
  • Medium to Large Press (1,000 ton capacity)
  • Light to Medium Tonnage (Up to 600 ton)
  • Medium to High Tonnage (600 tons to 1000 ton)
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Press Brake
Laser Cutting

Cutting

Ability to cut metal to 0.500″ thick up to 60″ X 120″ sheet.

  • Laser – 2000-3500 Watt
  • Laser – 4000 Higher Watt
Robo Weld

Welding

Fabrication process of joining metals together to create fusion either manually or robotically.

  • Light gage (< 6mm) Medium gage (6mm-12mm) Heavy gage (> 12mm)
  • MIG Welding – Metal Inert Gas Welding, Low oxidation, high welding speeds – iron based coatings and low carbon steel fabrications.
  • TIG Welding -Tungsten-electrode inert gas welding, low oxidation, high welding speeds. Primarily used for aluminum, magnesium, copper, and stainless steel.
  • Robotic Welding – Ensure reliable consistent weld at high speed. Additive welding for wear resistance and welding for fabrication

Additional Capabilities

Tool Design – In house tool and die design and manufacturing capabilities.

Tool Making – In house tool making capabilities

Thermal Powders – Variety of powders used for Thermal spray process resulting in improved wear and corrosion resistance characteristics.

Shot Blasting – Remove any rust scale and corrosion providing an ideal bonding area and work harden the surface.

Assembly – In house manufacturing to full assembly.

Packaging – Packaging and kitting to customer requirements.