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PEN Manufacturing's Work with Kiewit Infrastructure West Co

PEN Manufacturing's Work with Kiewit Infrastructure West Co

Our team at PEN Manufacturing created Double-Sided Customer Information Panels - like the ones you see in shopping malls that show you maps and directories. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, these panels are not only functional but also built to last!
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Anodizing Explained: What is it and How is it done?

Anodizing Explained: What is it and How is it done?

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that enhances the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts, particularly aluminum. This process not only increases the metal's corrosion resistance but also enhances its aesthetic appearance, making it more durable and versatile for various applications. Anodizing can also provide better adhesion for paints, adhesives, and other finishes.
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Project Spotlight: Building a Stainless Steel Frame for Meissner

Project Spotlight: Building a Stainless Steel Frame for Meissner

Our recent project for Meissner exemplifies precision and engineering excellence as we built a robust 304 stainless steel frame tailored to customer specifications.
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The Power of High-Speed Machining in the Manufacturing Industry

The Power of High-Speed Machining in the Manufacturing Industry

High-speed machining (HSM) is one of the most transformative technologies reshaping how industries build metal products. It offers unparalleled speed, precision, and efficiency, and for companies like PEN Manufacturing, it allows us to stay competitive and set new industry standards.
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Pen Manufacturing: Your One-Stop Full Service Machine Shop

Pen Manufacturing: Your One-Stop Full Service Machine Shop

At Pen Manufacturing, we pride ourselves on being a full-service job shop equipped with an exceptional array of world-class equipment. Our versatility allows us to create everything, from a single prototype to a production run of up to 5,000 units.
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Why Sandblasting is Cost-Effective for Large-Scale Manufacturing

Why Sandblasting is Cost-Effective for Large-Scale Manufacturing

Sandblasting is one of the most efficient finishing techniques used to clean and prepare surfaces in large-scale manufacturing. The method involves quickly propelling abrasive materials to remove rust, paint, contaminants, and surface imperfections to leave a pristine texture. Not only does sandblasting enhance the aesthetic and functional quality of materials, but it also proves to be highly cost-effective. In this post, we will explore the various ways sandblasting contributes to cost savings in large-scale manufacturing and why it is a favored choice across industries.
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Machine Shop Spotlight: The Hurco VMX50 3-Axis and VMX42 4-Axis Vertical Mills

Machine Shop Spotlight: The Hurco VMX50 3-Axis and VMX42 4-Axis Vertical Mills

At PEN Manufacturing, our commitment to excellence drives us to use only the best equipment to produce superior products. The Hurco VMX50 3-Axis Vertical Mill and the Hurco VMX42 4-Axis Vertical Mill are renowned for their exceptional capability, making them one of the critical parts of our production process. Let’s explore what these state-of-the-art machines do, the high-quality products they help us create, and why they are integral to maintaining our standards of excellence.
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CNC Machining Techniques: Milling vs. Turning vs. Grinding

CNC Machining Techniques: Milling vs. Turning vs. Grinding

CNC machining techniques, including milling, turning, and grinding, offer exceptional precision and versatility for manufacturing complex parts. Milling is typically best for creating intricate shapes and contours. Turning is ideal for producing cylindrical parts with high accuracy, while grinding achieves superior surface finishes and tight tolerances. Understanding the differences and applications of these techniques is essential for selecting the right method for specific manufacturing needs.
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Components of a Battery Enclosure System

Components of a Battery Enclosure System

Battery enclosure systems are specialized housing units designed to protect and manage battery arrays used in energy storage applications. These enclosures provide a secure environment for batteries, shielding them from environmental hazards, ensuring optimal operating conditions, and integrating various components that enhance performance and safety. Key elements of battery enclosure systems include temperature control, fire suppression, and advanced monitoring systems, all working together to ensure the reliability and longevity of the stored energy.
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Crafting Excellence in Structural Steel: Our Collaboration with Tractel Group

Crafting Excellence in Structural Steel: Our Collaboration with Tractel Group

At PEN Manufacturing, we take immense pride in our craftsmanship and commitment to quality. One of our most rewarding collaborations has been with Tractel Group, a global leader in safety and access solutions. This partnership has allowed us to showcase our expertise in fabricating structural steel components.
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