Faustson Tool Pushes Colorado Manufacturing Forward
The contract provider of 5-axis milling and multiple-axis EDM services has adopted new 3D printing technology and is aggressively growing its involvement with industry organizations and innovative partnerships.
Faustson Tool Corporation (Arvada, CO), a worldwide leader in five-axis manufacturing technology, is expanding its reach and adding to the capabilities it offers clients to help maintain and extend the lead that the state of Colorado has established in high-tech manufacturing and precision machining.
The contract provider of 5-axis milling and multiple-axis EDM services continues to push manufacturing in Colorado ahead through the adoption of new technology and its involvement with industry organizations and innovative partnerships.
Awards and Recognition
Implementing these innovations and providing quality work that sets industry standards has brought the company recognition. For example, this spring Faustson was named by Ball Aerospace as its Platinum Supplier of the Year and was nominated and selected as a finalist and Top 100 company in the state by the 2014 Colorado Companies to Watch awards program.
New 3D Metal Printing Technology
Faustson’s motto, “We accept your challenge,” puts the company’s ability to manufacture and deliver anything the imagination can create front and center. An exciting new development for the company is the addition of 3D metal printing in 2014.
3D metal printing utilizes a variety of powdered metals and alloys to create complex, high-quality products from 3D CAD data. This new technology promises to deliver high precision and reduce design cycle times, and can create products that can’t otherwise be made using traditional machining techniques.
Adding 3D metal printing follows on the company’s decades-long track record of studying, acquiring, and implementing the newest innovations in manufacturing technology, and bringing a variety of new capabilities to Colorado to better serve its clients locally and worldwide.
New Industry Partnerships & Affiliations
Faustson president Alicia Svaldi has been appointed to both the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA) and Manufacturer’s Edge (formerly Colorado Association for Manufacturing Technology/CAMT) boards, and she is encouraged by the developments taking place within the industry in Colorado.
The company has been able to streamline its workflow with a recent partnership with Manufacturer’s Edge, freeing up time on its machines to satisfy a higher volume of client needs and allowing the Faustson team to focus on new developments.
Faustson vice president Heidi Hostetter sits on the Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) board for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (COEDIT).
Faustson is also working with a variety of academic, state, industry and manufacturing entities to help create a 3D printing curriculum for higher education in Colorado.