The controlled fluidics difference

A premier certified plastics machine shop, Controlled Fluidics meets the needs of our customers across numerous specialized industries — covering diagnostic instrumentation, semiconductor components, scientific devices, and more — with precision, efficiency, and speed. We consistently design and manufacture plastic components and manifolds, and we ship finished products to our clients with accuracy and speed.

Quality

Controlled Fluidics focuses on top quality at every stage of your manifold fabrication or plastic machining process. Our expertise is unmatched, and our engineers communicate clearly with customers about your specific needs in order to produce the most precise, highest-quality product.

We are ISO 9001:2015 registered and adhere to the following standards:

ANSI/ASQ Z 1.4
ANSI/NCSL Z 540-1-1994
A copy of our ISO registration letter is available upon request.

Preproduction

Finding solutions, optimizing design, delivering quickly

In conjunction with our engineering, preproduction support is another important way to help our customers speed launch to market. Manifolds are the heart of a fluidic system, and integration of components into a unified working control device often takes multiple iterations. We’ll deliver support through many milestones as your device evolves, including;

  • Full design reengineering as needed to help work through bugs
  • Rapid design review and brainstorming sessions to consider alternative approaches
  • Design optimization to reduce complexity and lower cost
  • Material selection for the best suited choice for the customer’s application

When you trust Controlled Fluidics with your project, you’ll benefit from decades of high-precision plastic engineering and machining expertise. Get in touch to learn more about how we can deliver the perfect component for your specific needs.

Delivery

Short timeline? No problem.

Short lead times are a common challenge in a manufacturing landscape focused on driving innovation to market. Controlled Fluidics is committed to supporting our customers throughout even the tightest timelines. Depending on the manifold configuration, we have multiple options for rapid response solutions.

  • Quick turn delivery in as short as one week for printed manifolds
  • Quick turn delivery in as short as two weeks for production equivalent two-layer manifold in acrylic
  • Quick turn delivery in as short as three weeks for production equivalent two-layer manifold in Ultem or PC.
  • Quick turn delivery in as short as four weeks for production equivalent three (or more)-layer manifold in any material.

For machined plastic parts, our quick turnaround can be as short as 2 weeks for small quality medium complexity work. Polishing will generally add 2 days. More complex parts or difficult to source material does add time.

If your project will require a quick turnaround, why wait? Contact us today to learn more about how we can deliver a complete product in the shortest possible time frame.

Engineering

Controlled Fluidics is here to help with your engineering challenges. Our team of five engineers draws on over sixty years of combined plastic machining experience to create the most effective, creative, and budget-friendly plastic machined component or bonded manifold possible. We have processed virtually every type of material that is available as a stock shape and more via custom extrusion.

We support our customers through critical and complicated portions of the machining process, including:

  • DFM – Controlled Fluidics help our clients produce the most difficult to manufacture components. We provide design assistance to confirm the plastic component is manufacturable even when it pushes the boundaries of machining. When a component is not manufacturable, we will tell you and can guide the discussion to what is practical.
  • Material choice – Concerns with cost, mechanical properties, and chemical resistance are common. Our knowledge and library are extensive, covering all the available plastics. When necessary, we will turn to custom blended plastic to deliver out-of-the-box solutions when conventional materials aren’t enough.
  • Assembly – Today’s customer often desires support beyond the traditional machined plastic parts. Our engineers are familiar with many component suppliers and best practices to integrate into a final subassembly.
  • Design – Need assistance on the design front to accelerate the product launch? We can help. The Controlled Fluidics team can assist with component and assembly level design by sharing insights grounded in our in-depth plastic knowledge

In conjunction with our engineering, preproduction support is another important way to help our customers speed launch to market. Manifolds are the heart of a fluidic system, and integration of components into a unified working control device often takes multiple iterations. We’ll deliver support through many milestones as your device evolves, including;

  • Full-design reengineering as needed to help work through bugs
  • Rapid design review and brainstorming sessions to consider alternative approaches
  • Design optimization to reduce complexity and lower cost
  • Material selection for the best-suited choice for the customer’s application

If you’re facing a particularly unique engineering challenge, our engineers will work with you and ensure your component meets your every requirement - no matter how extreme. Contact us today to learn more about how engineers will make your project a success.

ENGINEERS READY TO HELP

Have Controlled Fluidics bring your custom plastic machining design to fruition.