What forms of materials does Peridot use to manufacture components?

Strip / coil, round / square wire, sheet / plate, square / rectangular / hex / round bar & rod, extrusions, hypodermic / fractional / custom draw tubing, cannulated / capillary tubing.

What metal alloys does Peridot work with?

Aluminum alloys, Titanium alloys, 300 / 400 Series Stainless Steel, 13-8 / 15-5 / 17-4 / 17-7 PH Stainless, Nitinol (Shape Memory & Superelastic), Beryllium Copper, Phosphorus Bronze, Brass / Bronze / Copper Alloys, Spring Steel, Tool Steel, Inconel / High Temperature Nickel Alloys , Platinum / Platinum Iridium, Tungsten & more.

What plastics does Peridot work with?

ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, Delrin, FEP, HDPE, Kynar, LDPE, Lexan (Polycarbonate), Lucite, Makrolon, PEEK, PETG, Polypropylene, Radel (PPSU), Rulon, Teflon, Tefzel (PVDF), Torlon, UHMW-PE, Ultem (PEI), Vespel & more.

What are typical turnaround times?

Peridot often produces prototypes in a few days. Short run production in 1-2 weeks is common. Hard tooling lead times typically 4-6 weeks.

What CNC / NC processes do you have?

Vertical milling, Horizontal milling, Lathe turning, bar fed Mill-Turn, bar fed Swiss Turning (AKA Screw Machine), Laser Cutting (flat & tube), Laser Marking / Engraving , Laser Welding, Wire Forming, Press Brake Forming, Wire EDM, Drill EDM. See our equipment list for specifics.

What kind of tolerances can you hold?

That depends largely on the manufacturing processes, geometry, scale, and material involved for the component however we regularly hold tolerances of ±.001” or less on, with some of our manufacturing processes cable of holding a couple of ten-thousandths of an inch (.0001”).

Do you offer clean room assembly?

Absolutely! We have a temperature & humidity ISO Class 7 clean room facility ready for your assembly project.

Do you handle plating and heat treating for customers?

Regularly. We have heat treating ovens in house for small batch heat treating / precipitation hardening. Through our extensive network of trusted & vetted suppliers we provide parts with many different types of plating, coatings, and special finishes. Typical plating & coating services available include but are not limited to: aluminum & titanium anodizing, chemical conversion coatings (E.G. Alodine), gold, zinc, tin, chrome, teflon, parylene, epoxy ink, pad printing.

Can you shape set Nitinol?

We can and we do using both our ovens & our molten salt pot with custom tooling / fixtures designed and fabricated in house.

What file formats can you use?

Peridot’s primary CAD software is Solidworks. We also use Autocad. Thus we can import practically any 2D or 3D file format such as those listed here: 

Industry standard CAD file exchange formats: IGES – .igs / .iges, STEP – .stp / .step, Parasolid – .x_t / .x_b
AutoCad: .dwg, .dxf
Autodesk Inventor: .ipt , .iam
CADKEY: .prt, .ckd
CALS Files: .cal, .ct1
CATIA: .cgr, .CATpart, .CATproduct, .3DXML
EDrawings: .eprt, .edrw, .easm
JT: .jt
Mesh Files: .stl, .obj, .off, .ply, .ply2
Pro/Engineer: .asm, .neu, .prt, .xas, .xpr
PTC Creo Files: .prt, .xpr, .asm, .xas
SolidEdge: .par, .psm, .asm
Acis Sat Files: .sat, .sab
JT Files: .JT
NX (Unigraphics) Files: .prt
Solidworks native: .sldprt / .slddrw / .sldasm,

Do you provide design services? Can you do spring design and analysis?

Peridot offers its clients materials selection advice, design for manufacturability (DfM), design for assembly (DfA), and “Design for Excellence” (DfX) consultation & services. We provide reverse engineering of 3D CAD models from dimensioned drawings where needed as well. Peridot also offers some limited in-house analysis & testing capability (I.E. software spring analysis & design, spring testing, tension / compression / cyclic testing, LCR meter testing etc.). We advise on CNC machining friendly part geometry and are expert with sheet metal and wire component manufacturability.

What types of springs do you manufacture?

Typically around 3-5X material thickness / diameter but please do not hesitate to reach out with questions about design for particular spring alloys.

What materials can you laser engrave / laser mark?

Stainless steels, Titanium, anodized Aluminum, certain Polymers, Acrylic, Rubber, Wood, Leather & more.

What materials are compatible with wire EDM?

Just about any conductive metal alloy.

How small of a hole can you make with EDM drilling?

Peridot has successfully machined Ø.006” holes through Ø.016” O.D. hypodermic tubes using Ø.004” drill electrodes for many years.

What industries do you serve?

Peridot offers complete end-to-end precision manufacturing and assembly services for a wide range of industries including the medical & surgical device industries, life sciences & biotechnology industries, communications industry, consumer & industrial electronics industries, automotive & transportation industries, alternative energy industry, semiconductor industry, oilfield instrumentation industry and many more industries.

Can you machine magnesium?

Unfortunately, we do not due to fire hazard risk and material storage/disposal safety concerns.