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Custom Screw Machining Services

With one of the most complete and comprehensive selection of screw machines available in the marketplace, Ashley Ward offers high-quality custom screw machining services to create high-performing, long lasting customized components and parts for a large variety of industries.

Ashley Ward’s custom screw machining services supply superior specialized parts made of the material you want, that provide the precision, power and performance you require, and delivered in the volume you need.

Ashley Ward has the experience, expertise and the equipment to deliver high-quality custom machining services.

Experience

We have been in business for more than a century and bring that vast experience to every custom screw machining order – no matter how large or complex.

Expertise

Our dedicated, expert staff ensures that our custom screw machining services consistently and exactly meet your customized specifications, can easily configure complex geometries, and provide high-volume production.

Equipment

As a leader in the screw machine industry, Ashley Ward prides itself on offering one of the largest selections of machining equipment in the nation.

We have 78 multi-spindle automatic screw machines for manufacturing components like  hydraulic valve parts, shafts, plumbing fixtures, and automotive components. Each multi-spindle screw machine is equipped with multiple tools that perform different cutting operations sequentially.

We also have 73 Brown & Sharpe single spindle screw machines to produce parts. Our Brown & Sharpe bar machines can handle round and hexagonal stock of raw materials with lengths well over 12 feet.


What is custom screw machining?

Screw machines are automated lathes that turn a wide variety of metals and material into thousands of essential machine components and parts. A screw machine shapes components by holding a workpiece from the ends and middle while tools sculpt the part, component or workpiece from multiple sides.

Screw machines are designed to cut metal quickly and can complete multiple options and processes simultaneously. Screw machines use mechanical levers, hand cut steel cams, and changeable gears to determine the spindle speed for machining and produce unique nuts, bolts, parts and assembly components that meet customer specifications.

 

Serving your industry

Screw machines provide intricate, highly-precise parts for industries in which accuracy and delicacy are critical. Due to quick production times and mostly unsupervised production methods, screw machines can create a large number of small, precision parts made of a wide variety of materials and utilized by a wide variety of industries.

Custom screw machines are used to create components for:

Appliances

  • Washing Machines
  • Blenders
  • Stand Mixers
  • Dish Washers
  • Dryers
  • Trash Compactors
  • Garbage Disposal

Automotive

Lawn & Garden

  • Engines
  • Mowers
  • Snow Blowers
  • Tillers

Marine

Medical

Fluid & Power Management

Defense / Military 

 

Using the right material

Every customized component or part is designed to be made of a specific material that will help the part perform efficiently and effectively. Not all components are made from common grades of material and we understand that - every material is different and each has its own set of benefits.

With more than 100 years of custom screw machining experience, Ashley Ward can create your customized part using almost any kind of material, including:

Brass

One of the most common metals we see. Used extensively because of its machinability and corrosion resistance for fittings in the hydraulic and plumbing sectors.

Carbon Steel

The second most popular metal we see. Versatile and cost-effective.

Alloy Steel

Used for products and applications that demand toughness, performance, and strength.

Stainless Steel

We commonly handle four grades: 303, 304, 316, and 416. 303 is our most popular grade for stainless steel screw machining.

Aluminum

We extensively machine grades 2011-T3, 6061-T6, and 6024/6262-T9.

Others

Besides common metals, we have experience machining more exotic materials, such as polymers, fiberglass blends, steel tubing, aircraft-grade aluminum, aluminum steel, and bronze.

 

 

Delivering the service you deserve

Since being founded in 1908, Ashley Ward has built itself into a leader in the screw machine industry, with one of the nation’s largest assortments of machining equipment, facilities across the country, and customers around the globe.

With the solid foundation of multi-generational private family ownership and 100 dedicated employees, Ashley Ward develops and delivers quality products that touch almost everyone’s life: appliances, lawn & garden machines, defense parts, hydraulic valves, cable connectors, and automotive components.

Ashley Ward has the experience, expertise, and equipment to supply the high-quality, long-lasting components you need.

  • Leader in the screw machine industry
  • Family-owned
  • Serve Fortune 500 companies and OEMs
  • Operating since 1908
  • Can handle high volume orders