Precision Cold Forming and Micro Manufacturing
When most people think of micro manufacturing, images of computer chips and circuit boards come to mind. These technologies were just the beginning of a revolution to make parts of all types smaller and more robust. MICROmfg® by Deringer-Ney has helped to bring about countless innovations in a variety of industries and fields. Micro manufactured parts have helped make many safety features in automobiles possible. MICROmfg® allows the continued development of minimally invasive surgical techniques. MICROmfg® also helps advance the aerospace industry. MICROmfg® has truly helped shape the modern world.
At Deringer-Ney we continually strive to provide new processes and technologies to make MICROmfg® parts for a wide variety of markets and applications. Our industry leading cold forming technology is fast, efficient and less expensive with the benefit of providing the ability to produce parts at net or near net shape with little or no scrap or secondary machining. Pictured to the right is a micro formed radiopaque stent marker produced from one of our custom precious metal alloys developed to meet specific customer design requirements.
Deringer-Ney cluster rolling mill capacity combined with our precious metal alloy manufacturing provides us with the ability to produce strip materials as thin as 12.5 microns in thickness. This is much thinner than the diameter of a typical human hair. This capability provides the ability to produce ultra-small micro stampings for a number of emerging applications where traditional stamped products are not adequate to meet customer design requirements. Pictured above is a micro stamped sliding contact produced from a custom precious metal alloy developed specifically for the device requirements. Deringer-Ney worked closely with the customer to specify an alloy that will meet all the technical requirements including required contact force, current carrying capability, and environmental conditions, all while avoiding the need for secondary metal plating.
Deringer-Ney has pioneered the assembly of micro fabricated components utilizing micro-insert molding technology. We can combine our manufacturing skills with our micro stamping capabilities to provide you with a completed sub-assembly component to meet your needs. Pictured to the right is a custom digital hearing aid connector manufactured by Deringer-Ney that utilizes many of our MICROmfg® manufacturing skills. We have the ability to produce small or prototype quantities through high volume production requirements.
Deringer-Ney can also provide micro wireforms to meet your product application needs. We specialize in the manufacture of MICROmfg® wire formed products for numerous semiconductor wafer level and device testing applications. Most of these products utilize our ability to produce custom precious metal alloys to meet demanding application and testing requirements. We also produce numerous micro formed brush contacts for electrical slip ring applications.
Deringer-Ney is unique in that we have many years of experience in producing ultra-small MICROmfg® components to tight tolerances using many different alloys and manufacturing processes. Unlike most suppliers we are specialists in working with non-ferrous, precious metals and other exotic materials. Our skilled designers and material scientists have decades of experience producing these specialized components to meet your needs. Our team of PhD metallurgists, design engineers, and manufacturing engineers can help you with your application questions and help design components to meet your technical requirements. Combined with our in-house tooling and automation capabilities Deringer-Ney is the manufacturer of choice for your MICROmfg® projects.