From precision springs, fasteners, and metal bellows to surgical instruments and orthopedic implants, we deliver the essential components your teams require, turning design dreams into reality. And, with over 30 manufacturing locations worldwide, thousands of parts in stock, and rapid custom build-to-order, we can deliver against even the most ambitious deadlines.
Explore our List of Manufacturing Services
At MW, we are experts in the field of manufacturing. As such, we offer a variety of production processes to ensure your product is formed to your exact requirements, from cold and hot forming and stamping to advanced machining and cutting services, our list of core capabilities is vast and includes industry-standard and application-specific machining techniques.
Spring coiling can be achieved through either hot winding or cold winding. MW Components performs both processes and can make recommendations for the process that is right for you based on the size and specific application of the spring product required.
- Cold Forming
Cold forming or cold working refers to the process of forming metal material into its desired shape through the use of various machining processes which may include stamping, forming, four-slide or other processes.
We continually invest in our production capabilities and variety of offerings to ensure that we have production processes that suit your needs for precision, functionality, and timeline. Some of our specialty cutting services include laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and EDM cutting.
- Hot Forging
Hot forging is a process where a malleable metal workpiece is worked into the desired shape using pressing, hammering, or other processes.
- Injection Molding
Injection molding forms parts by melting a material and injecting it into a mold and removing this mold once the material has hardened.
CNC machining is a manufacturing process where computer software is used to control complex tools or machinery without the need for manual operations. Some examples of CNC machining services we offer include milling, turning, micromachining, metal stamping and forming (including fourslide technology), and wire forming and wire rolling.
Milling is accomplished using computerized controls to operate motorized cutting tools.
The manufacturing process known as CNC turning involves feeding bars of metal into a machine and applying one or several tools which gradually shape the material into the desired form.
Drilling is the process of cutting one or several holes into a material using a machine equipped with a drill bit.
Honing is a machining process used to improve a metal’s exterior finish or enhance the geometric form of a surface. Honing is accomplished by applying an abrasive grinding wheel or stone to shape the metal along a designated path.
Micromachining is a manufacturing process where mechanical micro tools are generally used to cut or remove unwanted material to create components with dimensions that fall within the micrometer range, from 1-999 μm.
- Metal Stamping & Forming
MW facilities use several methods to stamp or form sheet or strip metal into a desired shape. Some examples include stamping and fourslide. Stamping uses a die and applied force to create a product, where fourslide uses multi-slide technology to bend and manipulate metal into a desired form.
Tube bending or forming is a manufacturing process where metal is permanently formed into a tube-like structure, many times with the aid of a form. There are many ways to manufacture tubing. Methods generally involve some combination of temperature control, specialized equipment, and materials.
- Wire Forming
Wire forming and rolling processes are used to bend or form cylindrical metal stock into a desired shape and length, many times using high-tech machining software.
In addition to our core production methods, we offer several finishing and secondary operations which can be combined with our core manufacturing procedures to achieve your product's desired aesthetic and required performance. Some examples of the finishing services we provide are listed here.
This is a passivation process used to thicken the natural oxide layer on the external surface of metal components. This offers added protection for aluminum alloys, titanium, zinc, and other metals.
Coating is used most often to resist environmental factors like corrosion or embrittlement.
- Cleaning & Polishing
In addition to standard part cleaning and polishing, many of our facilities are certified for aerospace, defense, and medical purposes, meaning we offer various finishing services to ensure quality and performance for critical applications, up to and including specialized cleaning.
Deburring is the process of removing any raised edges or rigidity remaining on a product’s surface after a manufacturing process has been completed.
Dyeing is generally used to increase accuracy by helping assembly line workers identify specific parts.
We perform precision sharpening and CNC grinding services including electrochemical grinding in the production or finishing phase as needed for your intended application.
- Hardening & Tempering
Hardening and tempering produce required hardness ratios in metals like steel or stainless steel to ensure desired performance. Harding involves heating the metal and then cooling it to transform its standard properties, while tempering is a process of applying low-temperature heat treatments, generally after a hardening process has been completed.
- Heat Treatments
Outside of hardening and tempering, we offer a variety of other heat treatment options to ensure your desired ranges are reached for cycle-life, toughness, and resistance to environmental forces.
- Laser Engraving
Laser engraving is the process of removing a small amount of material from an object’s surface and is generally used to help identify a part. Common engravings include part number or name and company name.
Plating is a manufacturing process where a thin coating is applied to a component’s surface through chemicals or electric current (electroplating).
Passivation is a chemical treatment used in engineering to manipulate the material, causing it to become more “passive” or less affected by environmental factors like corrosion. In this process, an acidic substance is added to the part’s surface to remove iron deposits and add a protective layer to guard against possible chemical reactions with the surrounding air.
- Shot Peening
Shot peening refers to a process used to create a stress layer on metal parts to increase durability. In this process, small round materials or shot are used to repeatedly strike the surface of the part to increase hardness and strength. Shot can be composed of anything from ceramic or glass to metal.
Welding involves the joining together of two materials using heat or pressure, which creates a bond once the materials have cooled. There are many forms of welding. They are separated by the type of energy or amount of heat needed to perform the operation, including low-heat, high-heat, and adhesion methods.
Value Added Services
We know that machining and finishing processes aren't your only concern. That's why we also offer various optional services as an added convenience to you and your teams, saving time and hassle through services like assembly, inventory management, and prototyping, and performing additional testing to ensure our products meet your desired performance ranges.
- Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing or additive layer manufacturing is the industrial terminology used to describe the 3D printing process which is the creation of a three-dimensional object developed from a digital 3D model or CAD model. MW Components uses additive manufacturing to quickly produce prototypes and innovative products and prototypes, turning concept into reality.
Would you like to make your overall production process more efficient? We offer part assembly services with both new and existing components. Ship your coordinating parts to us, and we’ll put them together to the requirements and timeline you specify.
- Blackbox Capabilities
This is a form of virtual software testing which can be used during the design phase which examines general manufacturing software application functionality.
- CAE Analysis
CAE or computer-aided engineering describes the use of computer software to assist with analyzing performance of parts and their assemblies.
- CAD Modeling
CAD (Computer Aided Design) modeling enables design and engineering experts to create realistic digital models of components and assemblies.
- Component Sourcing & Supply
Decades of manufacturing experience and relationship building has made us industry-leaders in multiple markets. If holes in your supply chain exist, lean on our wealth of knowledge to provide suggestions for possible supplier and sourcing partnerships.
- CMM (Coordinate-Measurement Machine) Capable
A coordinate-measure machine measures an object's precise geometry using a mechanical, optical, or laser probe.
- Corrosion Analysis
Many of our products, particularly in the oil and gas industry, need to perform in environments where corrosion of metal components is a concern. Our corrosion analysis testing process ensures the best possible performance within these environments.
- Cycle Testing
Cycle testing, or life cycle testing is a process where products are tested to ensure adequate life cycle or product lifetime under regular working conditions.
- Die Manufacturing & Design
Our capabilities include mold or die design and manufacturing used for scaling out mass production.
- Fatigue Testing
Fatigue testing is similar to cycle testing and checks product performance to ensure appropriate life cycle under working conditions. Fatigue testing in particular is performed by adding a recurring load to the product and identify possible weaknesses.
- Hardness Testing
Rockwell testing is a specific method used for testing the hardness of materials like metals and some plastics. The Rockwell scale measures penetration of the material when force is applied.
- Helium Leak Testing
Leak testing is a process used to detect if products that function in environments with a flow of liquid or gas range within a minimum leak limit. This testing can expose problem areas where cracks, holes, or broken seals may exist. One example of this process is helium leak testing.
Do you have several components that require kitting together for end-use? We will work with your team to determine how efficiencies can be created by kitting like components together.
- Low Run Service
Low-run service or short-run production refers to the production of small-batch quantities. From a single part to thousands, and everything in between – our production facilities are here to produce the parts you need.
- Mag Particle / Magnafluxing
This is an NDT process where a magnetic field is added directly or indirectly to the component and used to test certain metals like nickel, cobalt, iron, and their alloys for shallow surface inconsistencies.
- Non-Destructive Testing
NDT or Non-Destructive testing is a broader term used to describe multiple testing techniques used, particularly in technology and science, to test components or materials without damaging the testing materials.
Do you need specialized packaging? We work with your teams to determine the best way to build and package your products to ensure efficient assembly with your existing components.
- Performance Analysis
This is a general term used to describe product testing under normal working conditions. We can work with your team to determine specified ranges for product performance and test your preferred components within those ranges.
- Production Tooling
Production or machine tooling is the development of a specialized production process for a new part or product.
A prototype is a sample or model of a new part or product. Rapid prototyping is the process of swiftly creating a prototype through non-typical means, many times with 3D printing machines and software. Lucky for you, MW offers both!
- Quick Turnaround Service
Quick turnaround time (TAT) refers to producing a ready-made part in less than 24 hours. When production speed is required, we deliver on time every time.
- Vendor-Managed Inventory
Vendor-managed inventory refers to any combination of warehousing and fulfillment services that may be required after parts are produced. We understand that your warehousing space may be limited, that's why we offer services allowing you to devote your space and people to what you do best. Leave the picking, packing, and shipping to us.
- Vision Systems
Machine vision systems are designed to extrapolate information from digital images to guide specified manufacturing operations. This is often used in performance and quality control testing of manufactured components.