Airtronics Metal Products Overview - Precision Sheet Metal Manufacturer/Design Engineering
Business / Capabilities Overview
Full-Service Metal Fabrication http://www. airtronics .com/news/backgrounder.html A Silicon Valley Pioneer in Electronic Precision Metal Fabrication and Assembly Airtronics™ has been in the electronic metal fabrication business since 1960. We have built a solid reputation for being honest, reliable and on time. Today, we occupy nearly 65,000 square feet, with state-of-the-art computerized production equipment, JIT programs and a quality control system registered ISO 9001:2000. Your production projects are in safe hands at Airtronics! As a full-service supplier, we can assist you with production projects, from pre-production through end-of-life. And we couldn't be easier to work with. Design engineering and technical skills, along with the ability to speak your language allows us to understand your needs. We know that each customer's project is unique, so we're set up to be flexible -- we'll work within your requirements.
Manufacturing Solutions Our job is to find solutions! We can handle fabrication projects, straight-forward or complex. • Quick-turn prototype capability • Design assistance and "turn-key" design (Pro E/CADKEY, Solidworks) • Volume production expertise in card cage enclosures • Value-Added manufacturing services • Fully documented SPC ISO 9001:2000 QA system • In-house paint shop for wet or powder paints • On-campus silk-screen and pad printing Visit us at: www.airtronics.com
One-Stop Fabrication Shop <ul><li>One-Stop Shop </li></ul><ul><li>We offer a broad range of products and services to help our customers simplify their production or manufacturing process. We have the ability to produce virtually any metal part from virtually any material, to finish them as specified, provide electromechanical assembly/test, and package the finished products for whatever shipping method is needed. This allows our clients the flexibility to meet the changing demand profiles of their clients with quality, reliability and low cost. </li></ul><ul><li>We are truly a one-stop manufacturing solution in that we offer: - Mechanical Design and Design Support - A State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility - In-House Paint (Powder and Wet) </li></ul><ul><li>Electro-Mechanical Assembly and Testing In addition, Airtronics is developing a line of easily customizable "standard products" starting with a 19" rack, to be followed with other offerings. We welcome shop visits and our team will gladly help you find solutions for your manufacturing needs. </li></ul>
Amada 6’ & 8’ Robotic Press Brakes Dual Mazak Laser cell 2000W Amada Vipros King 358 (Auto-Load) The three systems shown to the right allow us 24 hour, 7 day a week operation, unmanned and lights out! Airtronics Equipment / Facilities EQUIPMENT/FACILITIES Highlights CNC LASER CUTTING 2-Mazak STX-X48 Turbo Lasers Robotic FMS Load/Unload material system. CNC PUNCHING 1 - Amada Vipros 358 King 3 - Amada Vipros 358 King with Robotic & FMS Load / Unload (single and 6 stacks) 1 - Amada EMK3610 with Punch & Form option and ASR 6510 Load / Unload system (due Q4-2006) FORMING 2 - Amada ASTRO 100 Robotic Forming Systems (10’ and 8’) 5 - Amada RG-100 and 125 Press Brakes, (10’ and 8’) 3 - DIACRO Press Brakes SPOTWELDING AND MIG/TIG WELDING 5 - Bluco Demmeler Fixturing System/ Weld Table 5' x 10' with a 198-piece fixture kit (due Q4-2006) DEBURRING AND GRAINING MACHINING 1-Haas VF3 CNC Vertical Machining Center (40"x19") HARDWARE INSTALLATION 7 - AutoSert's with full Auto-Feed Systems 5 - Semi-Automatic Pop Riveting System 1 - Fully Automatic Load "gun" Riveting System PAINTING (Wet / Powder) 1- Automatic 5-Stage, Conveyorized High Pressure Wash system 4 - 12'x10'x10' Paint Booths 1 - 10'x10'x10' Paint Booths 1 - Steelman 20'x10' Batch Oven 4 - Binks Sames CRN 456 Electronic Powder Coating Systems ENGINEERING/CAD/ PROGRAMMING 5 - Engineering/Programming Pentium Work Stations 3 - Pro-ENGINEER "seats" with Sheetmetal Design (Parametric Technology) 2 - CADKEY / Auto Cad LT 6 - Amada AP100US programming "seats" 3 - Solid Works Professional 2006
<ul><li>Airtronics Quality Policy: </li></ul><ul><li>Airtronics is a quality company. Quality is the basic business principle for Airtronics. Quality means providing our external and internal customers with innovative products and services that fully satisfy their requirements. Continual quality improvement is the job of every Airtronics employee. </li></ul><ul><li>Airtronics Metal Products is committed to achieve the following objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Instill quality as the basic business principle and ensure that quality improvement becomes the job of every employee . </li></ul><ul><li>B. Insure that employees, individually and collectively, provide our external and internal customers with products and services that fully satisfy their existing and latent requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>C. Establish, as a way of life, the management behavior and work processes that enable all employees to continuously improve in meeting customer requirements. </li></ul>Airtronics Quality Policy
Airtronics Range of Services Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Services For all your sheet metal fabrication solutions, from design, to mechanical engineering support, to precision forming, painting, silk-screening and production, Airtronics™ is your one-stop sheet metal job shop in Silicon Valley at the lower end of San Francisco Bay. Whether you are in telecommunications, networking, peripherals, computers, electronics, instrumentation, medical, industrial, optical, semiconductor equipment, test/measurement or biotech, we always apply our ISO 9000 processes for a job well done. Our eCAD tool libraries are online for easy usage by your design engineers. And when your metalwork is ready, consider our quality contract manufacturing services.
Airtronics China Alliances NEWS RELEASE Airtronics China Production Program SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 12th, 2005 - Many OEM’s have been looking at the possibility of having their metal fabrication needs sourced in the Far East, most specifically the Chinese mainland. Such a sourcing decision is mainly driven by cost considerations, especially if the project/program has monthly volumes in excess of 2,500 units. An OEM can elect to establish the source in-house, or have a Contract Manufacturer (ie. Solectron, Tyco, Sanmina-SCI, etc.) handle this for them. However, these “China solutions” have several potential drawbacks that need to be overcome. Most specifically: (1) how do they get local suppliers to support their engineering and prototype needs absent follow- on work; (2) how are the initial production quantities going to be supported, including quick response ECO’s; (3) how will short term volume needs be handled when they are quicker or in-excess of the longer lead time needed for cost effective off-shore production (air freight is usually prohibitive); (4) how will DMR’s/re-work be handled quickly and cost effectively; (5) how will production ECO’s be handled on an expedient basis; (6) delivery pull-in or push-out is difficult, if not impossible. Without any doubt off-shore China production has substantial cost advantages for the correct projects when, and if, they are handled well. The labor cost is the most significant advantage, and there is no way to beat that locally. In recognition of this reality, and because of the drawbacks listed above, Airtronics has established an offshore sourcing program for a limited number of customers that need foreign cost with local support. One of our China sources is for “hard-tooling” programs , where the projected volume and life cycle justifies the substantial up-front tooling cost. Simple parts may work at lower volume (ie. less than 5,000/mo.), but, for example, a card cage intensive chassis would unlikely be cost effective below 2,500/mo. due to tooling (such a chassis could easily run in excess of $500,000 for progressive die tooling). Production lead-time, after tooling approval, would run 6-8 weeks for surface shipping, and re-schedules in or out are usually not allowed. Our other China source is focused on “soft tooling” , and this can work well for projects with volumes in excess of 500/mo. However lead-time (ie. 6-8 weeks) remains an issue that needs to be balanced with local production since re-schedules are not feasible for off shore production. In summary, the Airtronics “Off-shore Program” is intended to help specific customers and projects take advantage of China cost while sustaining Local support and production. Airtronics™ is a trademark of Airtronics Metal Products, Inc. http://www.airtronics.com/news/AirOffshorePR.htm
Sheetmetal/Stampings/Assembly, Low-Volume/High-Mix, ISO 9000/14000, Lean Manufacturing, 5S Current supplier for Xerox & SSCI: CNC sheetmetal, stage-tool stamping, assembly Low-Medium Volume CNC / Stamping Supplier – Guangdong Province, China Airtronics alliances offer low-cost pricing with local service and support, and ensure quality & delivery
Current supplier for HP & SSCI: Prog. die/stage-tool stamping, molding, assembly High-Volume Tooled Stamping/Molding Supplier – Guangdong Province, China Assembly, Painting & Printing Lines Sheet-Metal Stamping Department Injection Molding Facilities Painting Department Milling / Grinding Department Tooling Design/Eng. Department Robotic Arm Transfer Machine Wire-Cut Department CNC Machining Department
710 Series Standard Cabinets Basic Cabinet: 19” wide and 76” high 6 fan ceiling module Black frame (default color) 4 Castors Brass shelf mounts 4 Levelers Locks: Doors come standard with 2 point latches, but are designed for up to 6 point latches. Select keyed door handles if you wish. Ceiling: All racks come standard with a 6 fan ceiling module, as well as 12 point power strip. Substitute a screen ceiling if you do not need this cooling system. Shelves and Rails: The Airtronics cabinets are the result of years of precision sheet metal fabricating, so these cabinets will accurately take any combination of shelves, rails or sliders. Bigger Cabinets: Designed to run in series, these cabinets can be bolted together in the field for even larger installations, with side panels only on the end units. Safety: Add an anti-tip kit on the front if you have concerns about heavy top drawer shelves, especially those that pull out. These kits are also advised for earthquake safety, unless back of shelves are fastened to walls. Depth: Select a 24” or 36” depth model. (All pictures shown are 36” depth) Doors: Add vented, non-vented, left or right opening front and rear doors. Sides: For side protection, select a left, right or both side panel kit. Default color is gray. Airtronics 710 Cabinets are a series of 19” Standard 42u Cabinets that are configurable to meet your specific needs, whether it be for network control rooms, computer rooms, power, testing or equipment rooms as well as many other in house or field equipment protection applications. Customize Your Cabinets: Prefer a different color? Need a custom logo? Need some other special modification? Airtronics has full paint and metal work facilities. So you can have your cabinets with any custom engineered part or panel, in any color you want, complete with silk-screened logos and other custom touches.
Airtronics Team and Focus The Airtronics Team Airtronics™ has been in business over 45 years (1960). Airtronics Metal Products, Inc. is a California Corporation. Our team is committed to providing our customers with innovative products and services that fully satisfy their requirements for Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical solutions, with quality, reliability and low cost.
Airtronics Executives / Owners <ul><li>Jeff Burke, CEO/President [email_address] Office 408-977-7813 </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Ellis, VP-Engineering [email_address] Office 408-977-7239 </li></ul><ul><li>Fermin Rodriguez, VP-Manufacturing [email_address] Office 408-977-7812 </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Neff, Controller/Finance dneff @airtronics.com Office 408-977-7814 </li></ul>John Richardson, COB/Director jsrichardson @airtronics.com Office 408-977-7808 For more information or our latest brochure, please contact: Marcia Balfour, Sales Engineer [email_address] Office 408-278-7181 http://www.airtronics.com/company/m_team. htm http://www.airtronics.com/news/AirAcquisitionPR.html In August of 2004, the top four executives of Airtronics completed a buyout of the company without having to bring in outside investors.