Precision Machining

In addition to our full range of mineral exploration drilling tools, Dimatec also offers precision machining services to manufacture production quantities of customer (OEM) designs for machined components.

Dimatec also offers a range of in-house special processes in support of our OEM machined products that include:

  • Surface wear protection solutions through the integration of powdered metal matrix-bodies,
  • Surface treatments such as Zinc-Phosphate coating and shot peening,
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) in the form of liquid dye penetrant inspection (LPI) and magnetic particle inspection (MPI).

These services are offered primarily to the mineral exploration, oil and gas exploration, construction and geotechnical sectors.

The 11 875 ft2 (1 100 m2) Dimatec machining facility is capable of producing a wide variety of components using modern equipment that includes:

MULTI-TASK TURNING CENTERS
Description
Swing over Bed (Diameter)
Swing over Cross-Slide (Diameter)
Spindle Bore (Diameter)
Distance Between Centres
Mori Seiki NT4250
9 Axis Twin Chuck CNC, 30HP Main and Sub Spindles, 30HP Milling Spindle
28.7 inch
729 mm
28.7 inch
729 mm
3.58 inch
91 mm
60.7 inch
1542 mm
Daewoo CNC MX-2500
5 Axis Single Chuck CNC Turning Centre, 35HP Main Spindle, 20HP Milling Spindle
23.62 inch
600 mm
21.70 inch
550 mm
3.54 inch
90 mm
40.20 inch
1020 mm
Doosan MX-2600ST
9 Axis Twin Chuck CNC, 35HP Main and Sub Spindles, 30HP Milling Spindle
29.9 inch
760 mm
29.9 inch
760 mm
3.5 inch
90 mm
60.6 inch
1540 mm
Doosan Puma 2600SY
7 Axis Twin Chuck CNC, 30HP Main and 20HP Sub Spindle with 7.4HP Live Tooling
30.7 inch
780 mm
14.8 inch
376 mm
3.0 inch
76 mm
30.0 inch
760 mm
Doosan TT1800SY
8 Axis Twin Collet CNC, 30HP Main and Sub Spindles with 7.4HP Live Tooling
9.1 inch
231 mm
9.05 inch
230 mm
2.625 inch
66.7 mm
30 inch
762 mm
Doosan Lynx 220LM
4 Axis CNC lathe, 20HP Main with 5HP Live Tooling
20.1 inch
511 mm
9.84 inch
245 mm
2.01 inch
51.1 mm
20.1 inch
511 mm

Lathes
Description
Swing over Bed (Diameter)
Swing over Cross-Slide (Diameter)
Spindle Bore (Diameter)
Distance Between Centres
Daewoo CNC Puma 700L
2 Axis Single Chuck, 60HP Spindle
39.37 inch
1000 mm
35.40 inch
900 mm
7.10 inch
180 mm
126.00 inch
3200 mm
Daewoo CNC Puma 400C
2 Axis Single Chuck, 50HP Spindle
30.30 inch
770 mm
22.40 inch
570 mm
7.10 inch
180 mm
40.20 inch
1020 mm
Daewoo CNC Puma-12LC
2 Axis Single Chuck, 35HP Spindle
22.80 inch
580 mm
13.80 inch
350 mm
4.53 inch
115 mm
43.30 inch
1100 mm
Doosan Puma 300 LM
2 Axis Single Chuck with Live Tooling, 35 HP Spindle
23.2 inch
590 mm
17.7 inch
450 mm
4.055 inch
103 mm
47.8 inch
1214 mm
Daewoo CNC Puma 280
2 Axis Single Chuck, 35HP Spindle
24.80 inch
630 mm
19.60 inch
500 mm
3.00 inch
77 mm
30.50 inch
775 mm
Summit 26-6X80
Manual Chucker, 15HP Spindle
26.00 inch
660 mm
18.00 inch
460 mm
6.12 inch
155 mm
60 inch
1525 mm

Milling Machines
Description
X Travel
Y Travel
Z Travel
Daewoo Mynx 500
3-Axis CNC Machining Centre
40.1 inch
1020 mm
20.1 inch
510 mm
22.6 inch
575 mm

Cylindrical Grinder
Description
Swing over Bed (Diameter)
Grinding Wheel
(Max Width)
Table Swivel Angle
Distance
Between Centres
Schaudt AR-500
Cylindrical Grinder
14.00 inch
355 mm
3.00 inch
76 mm
+8 degree to -12degree
22.05 inch
560 mm

EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining)
Description
X Travel
Y Travel
Z Travel
Sharp SED-403
3-Axis CNC Sinker EDM
15.7 inch
400 mm
11.8 inch
300 mm
13.8 inch
350 mm

INSPECTION
Description
X Travel
Y Travel
Z Travel
Brown and Sharpe ONE
Programmable Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
27.6 inch
700 mm
39.4 inch
1000 mm
25.6 inch
650 mm

NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING (NDT)
Description
Outside Diameter (Max)
Part Length (Max)
Inside Diameter (Max)
Liquid Dye Penetrant Inspection (LPI)
Immersion Tank and Black-Light Inspection System
11.0 inch
280 mm
46 inch
1170 mm
Varies by
Part Length
Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
Magnaflux Model A-940 Wet Bench
8.0 inch
203 mm
54.0 inch
1370 mm
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SHOT PEENING EQUIPMENT
Description
Outside Diameter (Max)
Part Length (Max)
Inside Diameter (Max)
Canablast Model M3648-P
Automatic (PLC Controlled) Shot Peening Cabinet
10.8 inch
275 mm
45.9 inch
1165 mm
1.4 inch
35 mm

Dimatec also has a computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system that is used to create part programs for the CNC production equipment.

The Dimatec machining facility specializes in the production of threaded components, particularly those that are intended for use in down-hole drill string applications. In addition to being capable of producing most types of standard drill string connections (including API rotary shouldered connections), Dimatec is capable of producing customer designed thread connections where suitable gauging devices can be provided.

All components produced in the Dimatec machining facility are manufactured under the provisions of the company’s quality management systems (QMS). The QMS is registered and complies with both the ISO 9001:2008 standard as well as the ISO/TS 29001:2010 technical specification. Full compliance with any additional customer defined quality assurance requirements will be given where specified by the customer.