For decades, UCAL Systems—formally known as Amtec Precision—has been recognized as a leader in high volume, high precision, and tight tolerance manufacturing of metal components, including—but not limited to—power train systems, fuel systems, and ride control. With its unrivaled capability to machine an extensive variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, the company holds a proud legacy of supporting several top-tier automotive OEMs globally. As the President of UCAL Systems, Ganesh Subramanian, mentions, “We always strive for new opportunities. And today, we are taking a strategic turn toward the aerospace industry by maintaining our strong patrimony and leveraging our expertise in high-precision machining.” What makes UCAL Systems the best fit for the new landscape is its robust in-house capabilities, which testify its eligibility for AS9100:2016 certification—an industry-recognized set of standards for quality assurance and risk management.
“We can deliver close tolerance parts machined out of a wide range of materials such as specialty steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and other exotic alloys to aerospace OEMs that address their various manufacturing needs,” says Ravi Narayanan, VP of UCAL Systems. To do this, the company utilizes a comprehensive suite of equipment, including state-of-the-art CNC machines, hydromat, screw machines, spline rolling, gear hobbing, gun drilling, broaching, honing, grinding, lapping, and superfinishing. In addition, UCAL Systems can perform a host of secondary operations like thermal deburring, ECD, and CNC waterjet deburring, allowing it to ensure high-end surface finishing to machined parts. Equipped with advanced hydrocarbon solvent and modified alcohol cleaning machines, the company can help meet the aerospace industry’s stringent cleanliness requirements, making it the go-to machining partner.
With such powerful in-house capabilities coupled with its system-oriented approach, UCAL Systems can support a wide range of volumes—from 100 parts to a million parts per month— by ensuring the highest quality standards.
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“We pride ourselves on being a U.S.-based manufacturing facility. We perform end-to-end machining process in our 134,000 sqft, temperature-controlled facility at Illinois, helping us reduce lead-time and cost, which is an added benefit for aerospace OEMs to enhance their supply chain efficiency,” says Rey Valdez, Sales Manager at UCAL Systems.
UCAL Systems’ recent collaboration with a leading automotive OEM well exemplifies its value proposition. The client was struggling with their partner’s high turnaround time and cost as machining operations were performed at various locations, which involved much logistics. UCAL Systems’ ability to handle all operations in-house helped them eliminate challenges associated with supply chain disruption and significantly reduced the lead-time at a competitive price. In many instances, the expert team at UCAL Systems helped enhance the manufacturability of parts by leveraging its ‘value addition, value engineering’ approach, making them more economical without compromising quality and performance.
Committed toward the highest quality standards, UCAL Systems employs a fully equipped quality lab that helps meet clients’ stringent requirements. Unlike most competitors who are highly dependent on labor-intensive inspection, the company has automated inspection equipment with robotic controls and advanced vision systems that allow it to ensure the quality of parts moving out of the facility. Besides, by complying with IATF 16949 and AS9100 guidelines and adopting advanced product quality planning as well as cross-functional team approach, the company ensures that clients’ needs are addressed properly.
According to Subramanian, UCAL Systems’ success is a testimony to its dedicated team of expert employees that holds an average experience of 17 years in the company. This makes them uniquely suited to handle various challenges associated with the production, quality management, engineering, and maintenance. “We aim to spearhead machining excellence in the aerospace industry and position ourselves as a leader in the space by leveraging our top-notch capabilities,” concludes Narayanan.