FM INDUSTRIES™, Inc. has been providing prototype and production manufacturing/machining solutions for over 30 years. We are focused on efficiency and quality through high-speed machining, cellular manufacturing, critical process control and supplier management. FMI™ expertise is extensive and ranges from Multi-Pallet Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), horizontal milling, vertical milling, turning, 5-axis machining, process automation, including supporting processes such as welding, brazing, heat treating, and much more. We use the most advanced, state-of-the-art equipment and software. To compete in the highly competitive global markets, we are focused on effective process design and control to provide products and services that are consistently high in quality, on time and at prices that are competitive.

FMI™ provide our customers with a range of products including electro-mechanical assemblies, complex components, electrostatic chucks, load locks, chambers, showerheads and more. We have expertise working with a wide variety of materials and coatings. Customer orders, manufacturing scheduling, product movement, inventory and material orders are controlled and tracked using a fully integrated ERP system.

Before shipping products to our customers, they are subjected to rigorous testing and inspection to assure product quality. Please contact FMI™ with any questions and see below for details.

FMI™ Capabilities

General Capabilities
  • Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration, and Test
  • Supplier Management
  • Process Control
  • Product Development
Manufacturing Process
  • High Speed Horizontal Flexible
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • CNC Turning
  • 5 Axis Machining
  • Assembly
  • 4 Axis Wire EDM
  • Brazing
  • Welding
  • Screw Machine
  • Heat Treat
  • DI Flush (Sub-Micron Particle Reduction)
Equipment Features
  • CNC Control
  • High Speed Spindles
  • Large Tool Magazines
  • Multiple Pallets
  • High Speed Positioning
Coatings
  • Anodize
  • Nickel
  • Yttria
  • Gold
  • Silver
Manufactured Product
  • Semiconductor Processing Parts & Assemblies
  • Complex Components
  • Electrostatic Chucks
  • Chamber modules
  • Load Locks
  • Lids
  • Plasma Showerheads
  • Gas Dispersion Plates
  • Robotics
Materials
  • Aluminum (Forged, Cast. Wrought)
  • Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • Nickel
  • Inconel
  • High Performance Plastics
  • PEEK
  • Ultem
  • Rexolite
  • Teflon
Epicor ERP
  • Process Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Bar Coding
  • Scheduling
  • Revision Control
  • Scanning
  • Routers
Materials
  • Aluminum (Forged, Cast. Wrought)
  • Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • Nickel
  • Inconel
  • High Performance Plastics
  • PEEK
  • Ultem
  • Rexolite
  • Teflon
Testing Laboratory
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Stress
  • Strain
  • Performance
Inspection
  • CMM
  • Optical
Quality Control
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Fixed/Locked Process Manufacturing
Additional Services Provided
  • In Situ Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Life Cycle Testing
Production Volume
  • High Mix/Medium Volume
Typical Lead Time
  • 4 weeks and under

Additional Information

Industry Focus
  • Semiconductor
Industry Standards
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14000
Efficiency
  • Six Sigma Certification – Black Belt
  • Lights Out Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing
File Formats
  • .DXF, .DWG, .SAT, .STP, .IPT, .IDW, .IGS, .PRT, IAM

Machining of Critical Components

Years of planning and strategic equipment selection have provided the foundation for FM Industries, Inc., to offer flexible, state of the art machining services to meet the most demanding customer requirements. With over 250 CNC milling machines and 75 CNC lathes located in multiple manufacturing locations, FM Industries provides scalable manufacturing solutions from development to volume production. With capabilities ranging from dedicated manufacturing cells to high speed horizontal flexible manufacturing systems, our goal is to provide high quality, repeatable, cost competitive machining services to our customers.

Providing critical, complex machined components in a high mix/medium volume environment is our area of expertise. The combination of the latest technology in machining centers, industry leading CAM programming software, high speed metal removal techniques and strict process control set FM Industries apart from our competition. In house fixture and tooling development, extensive process design and partnering with our customers in Design for Manufacturability activities early in the prototype development stage drive out unnecessary cost and provide a path to reduced manufacturing costs.

For more information, please see the table below or contact us directly.

Highlights

Product Description

Complex, Critical Components such as Process Chambers, Load Lock Chambers, Showerheads, Gas Distribution Plates, Electrostatic Chucks.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Multi Pallet Horizontal Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 5–Axis CNC Milling, Horizontal CNC Milling, Vertical CNC Milling, CNC Turning.

Benefits/Features

Multi-piece assemblies – Brazed, Electron Beam Welded, Tig Welded, shrink fit. Design to accommodate critical secondary process – Anodize, Nickel Plating, Coating. Strict process control for repeatable manufacturing and product repeatability.

Overall Part Dimensions

Milling – Maximum diameter of 49.21″ x 49.21″ tall or 34.79″ square x 49.21″ tall. Turning up to 25.5″ x 40″ long.

Tightest Tolerances

Typical Tolerances: ± 0.0005″ depending on part geometry and size.

Material Used

Aluminum (6061, 7075, Cast, Forged), High Performance Plastics (Vespel, Peek, Ultem, Teflon, Rexolite), Stainless Steel (300 series, 400 series, 17-4), Titanium.

Material Finish

Machined Surface finishes to 12 RA.

Volume

Capability to handle low volume, single piece development to full lights out production.

Packaging

Packaging designed to prevent shipping damage and meet end customer special requirements such as cleanroom applications.

Delivery/Turnaround Time

Always focused on meeting critical customer need by dates, depending on part complexity. Average order delivery time is 3 weeks.

Standards Met

ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14000, SSQA, ANSI, ASME.
Customer Specific Requirements and Standards.
Customer provided print requirements, 3D Model standards.

Delivery Location

Worldwide.