CFP specializes in precision CNC machining of our in-house produced forgings made from brass, aluminum, and other nonferrous materials. We also can machine parts made from billet material up to 10” in diameter in ferrous and nonferrous materials. Our facility is equipped with more than 20 precision machining centers capable of producing quality components to the tightest tolerances for the most demanding applications.
CFP prides itself on offering parts made from billet material and forgings to offer the best manufacturing solutions to our customer’s needs.
Our in-house equipment includes complex computer-controlled multi-axis machining centers capable of automated operation. These automated CNC centers enable us to machine multiple parts at once with military precision in a matter of minutes. Whether the job is simple de-flashing or complex 5-axis machining, our expert team and state-of-the-art equipment enable us to get it done with the highest levels of precision.
We have a diverse and distinguished precision machining customer base that includes some of the most renowned manufacturers of crossbows, electrical components, wiring devices, marine products, oil, gas and gun upper receivers among other industries.
CFP has truly taken the art of closed-die hot forging and turned it into a precise science. Here at our facility, we have more than 30 forge and trim presses at our disposal, giving us extensive in-house capabilities.
Our team is able to create precision forgings with near-finished dimensions to reduce final machining time and minimize waste. Plus, our forgings have grain structures that are superior to the original billet for enhanced strength and performance. All of this results in better components at a lower overall cost for our customers.
We use D-Form simulation software to experiment with different die designs with the goal of optimizing material flow and metal utilization prior to creating our final production dies. We also have in-house fluid-penetrant testing (FPT) equipment to ensure we’re maintaining the highest standards of quality throughout the manufacturing cycle. In addition, we perform CMM dimensional checks in-house to confirm that all of our forgings are within dimensional tolerances throughout the entire production run.
Creating the highest quality components from today’s cutting edge aluminum requires precision heat treating equipment. At CFP, we have our own in-house heat treating capabilities, which enable us to manage the entire process in a controlled environment on site.
By controlling the entire process in house, we eliminate the risk of costly part blemishes that can be caused by transportation to and from outside heat treat vendors. It also means shorter lead times and lower costs for our customers.
Our heat treating equipment includes hardening platforms to T4, T6, T73 and T74. If you have custom heat treating specifications, we always encourage our customers to provide those heating treating specs during the quotation process.
Please consider Cerro as a full turnkey shop. We manufacture forge dies, trim tools, machining fixtures and machining tools all in-house as well as forge, machine, heat treats in-house too. Cerro – Your One-Stop Shop for Aluminum Forgings
A CFP, we operate our own state-of-the-art tool and die shop in-house at our facility in Weyers Cave, VA. Here, we’re able to create all of our own forge dies from scratch, depending on the unique needs of the project.
Our tool and die production capabilities enable us to complete new projects quickly and precisely, and we’re pleased to provide valuable design support directly to our customers throughout the process. The ability to design, develop, and produce our own custom tooling and dies truly distinguishes CFP’s value proposition from the majority of other forge suppliers.