WOBURN, Mass.—Boston Centerless, a precision bar materials supplier, has expanded its services by adding a Material Validation Testing Center to its operation. The new center gives the company the ability to verify the identity and integrity of the precision bar products manufactured by Boston Centerless, mitigating material risk. These services can also be performed on customer-supplied material.
Specifically, the equipment can test for internal and surface defects, as well as alloy verification. This is especially important for industries where metal identification is critical to the application, such as aerospace and medical.
“This testing capability brings a higher level of service to our customers, allowing us to reduce lead time and logistics requirements, and supply a superior level of quality for the customer,” said Dave Mersereau, senior vice president and general manager at Boston Centerless, in a company release. “By having the ability to test real time with manufacturing, we eliminate the need for the customer to manage additional suppliers while shaving valuable time off their process.”
Testing services offered include ultrasonic testing, Eddy current testing, and XRF alloy verification. Laser marking with customer-specific identifiers is also available.
Boston Centerless (bostoncenterless.com) supplies customers worldwide with precision bar materials for close tolerance CNC Swiss machining applications. In addition to providing grinding services for customer-supplied materials and components, the company offers CNC Swiss consulting services and manufactures a line of ultra-precise gages.