Our Structural side of Capstan’s produces any metal component that is not a filter. This entails components in cars, musical instruments, locks, home appliances, construction and agriculture machinery, and many other applications. Advantages of powder metal over other metal working processes include material utilization, shape complexity, and near-net-shape dimensional control, among others.

  • Production of near net-shape parts without needing to machine components
  • Dimensional consistency in large batches
  • High volume capability
  • Ability to produce complex, multi-step components which forging and other metal processes are unable to produce
  • Very minimal scrap level, high yield of components per lb of material (equates to lower prices)
  • Ability to perform secondary operations (please see secondary operations tab)
  • Located in industrial hub of Los Angeles, close to many vendors of secondary operations thus keeping prices low (plating, special surface finishing, double disk grinding, heat treating)
  • Relatively cheap prices

Though the powder metal process allows for near net-shape components, some components require additional machining, finishing, or other processes. Capstan has a wide array of capabilities in secondary operations. Below is a list of equipment held in house at Capstan.

  • Lathes
  • Mills
  • Drill presses
  • Plastic resin impregnation
  • Oil impregnation
  • Deburring (ultra-sonic, bulk, small batches)
  •  Re-striking/Coining
  • Annealing
  • Heat treat
  • Grinding
  • Partial assembly if required by customer
  • Rust inhibitor dip
  • Special packaging