Fabrication Capabilities

At MPC, we want to deliver quality custom nameplates, panels, overlays and more to your exact specifications. Our advanced fabrication capabilities will produce an end result that will surpass your expectations, while reducing lead times and costly tooling charges.

We are consistently adding new machines and fabrication techniques to ensure you have the highest quality product identification product at the best value. Some of our fabrication capabilities include:

CNC Piercing, Blanking & Bending

Overview

  • Advanced fabrication capabilities
  • Variety of standard stock tools
  • Blanking and nibbling capabilities

Specifications

  • Materials: Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Bronze and Stainless Steel
  • Capabilities:
    • Maximum sheet size: 50” x 39”
    • Maximum thickness: 1/8”
    • Maximum hole size: 5” diameter
  • Break angle forming equipment up to 48” bend width

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Digital Die-Cutting

Overview

  • High precision cuts various materials to shape
  • Eliminates costly steel rule die charges
  • Kiss-cutting, die-cutting capabilities
  • Outstanding accuracy of +/- 0.005”
  • Excellent for prototyping or short-runs

Specifications

  • Materials: Flexible and Rigid Vinyl, Polycarbonate, Polyester, Polyethylene and Other Plastic Films, Cardboard, Magnetic Sheeting
  • Vacuum word holding
  • Capabilities:
    • Maximum Speed: 55”/second
    • Maximum Material Thickness: 1 3/8”
    • Maximum Size: 51.2” x 37.4”

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Digital Die-Cutting from MPC

 

Micro-Machining & High Speed Milling

Overview

  • Intricate, very detailed machining
  • Creates clean, burr-free parts with tight dimensional tolerances
  • Eliminates costly tooling charges
  • Non-ferrous metals and plastics
  • Optimized for tooling from .012” to .250” in diameter
  • High-speed 60,000 rpm spindle
  • Low-vibration polymer concrete base
  • Computerized CNC control
  • Superior machined edge and surface finishes
  • Excellent for prototyping or short-runs

Specifications

  • Materials: Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Bronze, and Rigid Plastics
  • Vacuum work holding
  • 20 station automatic tool changer
  • Capabilities:
    • Minimum part Size: < 0.2” x 0.2”
    • Maximum Part Size: 24” x 36”
    • Material Thickness: up to 2.5”
    • Minimum Hole Size: 0.012”
    • Accuracy & Repeatability: < +/- 0.002
    • Spindle Speed: 6,500 to 60,000 rpm
    • Cutting Speed: up to 475” per minute

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MicroMachining from MPC

 

Adhesive Laminating & Overlaminating

Overview

  • Applies pressure-sensitive adhesives and overlaminates
  • Apply selectivity or to overall films or metal sheets
  • Use pressure-sensitive adhesive to facilitate mounting of finished parts
  • Use overlaminates to protect, enhance the appearance and create special effects
  • Precision pre-slitting of laminate to precise widths
  • Advanced edge-guide capabilities

Specifications

  • Variety of adhesives and overlaminates available
  • Maximum Laminate Width: 30”
  • Variable speed control up to 350”/minute

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Laminating from MPC

 

Shearing

Overview

  • Guillotine power shears to semi precision
  • Cut sheet metal and some plastic films into square or rectangular shapes.
  • Cincinnati and Amada shears, plus additional smaller shears
  • Great option for fabrication of many small volume nameplates, metal labels, signs and blanks.

Specifications

  • Maximum material thickness: Up to ¼”
  • Maximum material width: 60”
  • Standard Accuracy: +/- 0.015”

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Shearing at MPC

 

Fastener Insertion

Overview

  • Accurate placement and insertion of PEM® style self-clinching fasteners
  • Strong, reusable, and permanent threads and mounting points in thin sheet metal
  • Threaded studs, stand-offs, nuts & pins
  • Styles for blind or thru-hole
  • Over 150 styles in-stock
  • Thousands of sizes and styles available

Specifications

  • Fastener Materials: Zinc Plated Steel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum
  • Minimum Material Thickness: 0.040”
  • Automatic feeding for high volume production
  • Capabilities:
    • Minimum Pressure: 350 psi
    • Maximum Pressure: 15,000 psi
    • Throat Depth: 20”

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Fastener Capabilities at MPC
Fastener at MPC

 

Corner Rounding & Notching

Overview

  • Apply decorative notched, chamfered or rounded corners to nameplates, overlays, panels, and signs
  • Manual and automated equipment for low to high volume production

Specifications

  • Materials: Plastic, Aluminum, & Brass
  • Standard Radii: 1/16” thru 1”

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Corner Rounding and Notching at MPC

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Contact Details

MPC 1080 Skillman Drive,
Cincinnati, OH 45215 USA

Toll Free: 800-528-4058Tel: 513-772-8281Fax: 513-772-8306