Metal- and plastics processing
Hooymans Products has many inhouse production methods and other processes by which it is possible to process a variety of materials.
Hooymans Products has a large stock of various metals in sheet, tube, round and rectangle format. We also have many types of plastics sheets and round plastic tubes. In addition, we create many products of acrylic plastics. The large stock of various materials helps development projects with short lead times.
Waterjet and laser cutting
Waterjet cutting is a process where water and sand are pressurized to 3000 BAR through a small nozzle.This results in a high speed and powerful beam which makes it possible to cut virtually any material, any thickness and any form. The waterjet cutter is useful for prototypes, single pieces or production series. In addition, we make extensive use of laser cutting with cooperating parties. Laser cutting can be more advantageous for larger production volumes.
Our Amada punch-nibbling machine is able to punch many exact placed holes per minute. The machine is also able to nibble exact patterns or punching out holes with high precision. These methods are often used in sheet metal constructions where it is faster to punch a lot of holes with our Amada punch-nibbling machine in relative to water jet cutting for example.
Sheet metal is one of the most used production methods inside Hooymans Products. Using our Amada angle benders we can produce folded products. The advantage is that their occurs strength in the material where the plate is being bend. This method is therefore widely used in metal housings and products where strength in lightweight structures is required. Our Amada angle benders can fold up products to a length of 2500 mm.
Milling cutters, lathing and drilling
The machinery of Hooymans Products consists out of column drilling machines, lathes and milling machines. Specialized staff allows accurate processing of your product. The machines are suitable to process various materials such as: steel, stainless steel, aluminium and a wide range of plastics.
Including our STYLE CNC milling machine we can fully automatic process products with high precision with maximum dimensions of 1500 x 650 x 600 mm.
Diverse welding methods
Hooymans Products offers a wide range of welding processes: MIG / MAG - TIG - Spot welding - Electrode welding and stud welding. We can weld almost any material, for repairing, to produce singe products or in production series.
Depending on the welding method a weld needs to be finished or not. This can be done by means of acids or grinding. We can also make the weld invisible by post processing. The appearance of a weld can, finally, be just as important as the strength of it.
In addition to manual welding, we often make use of our welding robot, by which we can preform TIG and Plasma welding. For aluminum products we use TIG welding, for steel and stainless steel products we make use of our Plasma welding application.
The welding robot can be custom programmed and thereafter repeatedly used for production.
Thermoforming, also referred to as vacuum forming, is a technique by which plastic sheets are formed by means of heat and a vacuum to form a product. This method ensures that products can be manufactured for endless purposes. At Hooymans Products, we use mainly ABS, Polystyrene and Kydex as materials. After the forming process, the plastics materials first enter a number of hours in the drying cabinet in order to remove remaining moisture. After this process the products are ready.
Burring and polishing
Inside Hooymans Products their are many solutions to grind and polish sharp corners or edges. We make use of a vibration table where ceramic stones will scratch sharp edges of the metal or plastic products. The high vibration level of the table results in evenly polished products.
A wide variety of contours can be engraved on almost all materials with laser engraving. The small diameter of the laser beam makes it possible to be able to engrave sharp angles and very fine lines. Logos and texts are the most common applications of laser engraving at Hooymans Products.
EPS (Styrofoam) offers many possibilities with regard to transport lightweight protection but can also serve as a visual product. EPS is available in different qualities, the density is higher at a higher quality level. Hooymans Products cuts many customized packaging from EPS.
Materials in stock
Hooymans Products has a large amount of various materials in stock. Many kinds of tubes and metal plates of stainless steel, steel and aluminum. Additionally, Hooymans Products has many kinds of plastics and acrylic in stock that can be used for the realization of your product or prototype. The large stock is a great advantage at the start of a development project with short lead times.