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HIGH RELIABILITY METAL FABRICATION & MACHINING

ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified

Mainstay is a leading provider of metal fabricating and CNC machining solutions for Midwest manufacturing companies who seek a partner able to align with their growth goals.

PERFORMANCE

Does your vendor effect your perfomance?

PERFORMANCE

Mainstay has unhesitatingly invested in top of the line technology and high caliber talent. We are constantly adjusting and adapting internal processes to be as streamlined as possible. We have the capability, capacity and efficiency to handle high demands and deliver incomparable work.

PARTNERSHIP

Are your vendors your partners or just another shop you buy from?

PARTNERSHIP

Mainstay has redefined the conventional manufacturer-vendor relationship. We build mutually beneficial partnerships with our clients. The advantages of a partnership with us go beyond high-quality metal components and met lead times; we push the bar, eliminate waste and increase top line growth.

RELIABILITY

Are you changing vendors everytime your company grows?

RELIABILITY

Manufacturers and vendors have complementary objectives. At Mainstay, we invest in long-term, mutual expansion with our partners. Through open communication and cooperative planning, we strategically align with our partners’ goals and pursue growth together.

READY TO REPLACE ONE OR MORE OF YOUR CURRENT VENDORS

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Dealing with unreliable vendors is frustrating and creates a drain in business. Mainstay can assume current vendor work and strategically grow with you.

WHAT WE DELIVER


MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS

Scalability

Are internal capacity hurdles preventing your company from effectively scaling? All companies go through various capacity needs throughout the year. To keep up with these fluctuating capacities, you may feel the need to take on financial burdens, such as additional employees and equipment.

Mainstay offers an alternative to alleviate these issues. Organizations can rely on Mainstay to align with their growth goals and meet challenging demands without additional investment. Learn more about how a strategic partnership with Mainstay can help your company handle immediate and future capacity hurdles to create scalability.

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Increased Cash Flow

Inventory investments are critical to a company’s profit and cash flow. Knowing how much to buy and when to buy can affect the potential of big gains and even greater losses.

If limited cash flow hinders the growth of your company, it may be time to reevaluate your current vendor relationships. Aligning with a partner can even out ebbs and flows and make cash flow more accurate and predictable. Find out how Mainstay can help make inventory investments for you to increase cash flow for your organization.

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Improved Response Time

Are time restraints adding undue stress to your company? Organizations rely on quick response times to maintain a competitive edge in the market. If vendors are not meeting your deadlines to provide quality components, it’s time to find a partner who can help.

Mainstay has hired and developed top talent, built and rebuilt airtight processes to meet response time demands. Learn more about how a strategic alliance with Mainstay can help your company.

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Reduce Vendors

Are the demands of multiple vendors adding to your workload? Maintaining relationships with multiple vendors can help you avoid overloading a single vendor, but the frustrations that come along with the phone calls and emails can be overwhelming.

Mainstay is a one-stop shop for manufacturers. This partnership allows you to maintain a single vendor source while benefiting from a solid growth strategy. Find out how Mainstay can help consolidate your vendor list so you can focus on what really matters to your business.

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Managed Inventory

In order to compensate for inconsistent lead times, some companies invest in storing components themselves, leading to excess inventory. The companies take on the vendors' inefficiencies while cluttering up valuable floor space.

A trusted partner like Mainstay can manage variable lead times, freeing up precious cash flow and floor space. Learn more about how Mainstay can help your organization improve efficiencies with managed inventory.

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Subsidized Capacity

As products change and develop, companies often grow beyond their own equipment capabilities. In order to keep up with demands, machines may get used past their limitations leading to breakdowns. The company then ends up spending more time and money.

Subsidized capacity can ensure fixed part costs as well as equipment that remains efficient. Leveraging Mainstay's buying power can help. Find out how Mainstay can subsidize capacity for your business with state-of-the-art equipment and fixed costs.

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  • Scalability
  • Increased Cash Flow
  • Improved Response Time
  • Reduced Vendors
  • Managed Inventory
  • Subsidized Capacity

WHAT WE DO


METAL COMPONENTS

  • Fabrication
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Laser Cutting
  • Plasma Cutting
  • CNC Forming
  • CNC Punching
  • Production Welding
  • Machining
  • CNC Machining
  • CNC Turning
  • Honing
  • CNC Milling
  • Grinding
  • Assemblies
  • Swiss Turning

WHAT WE DO


METAL COMPONENTS

Laser Cutting

Mainstay offers exceptional laser cutting services, specializing in mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum materials. We pride ourselves on continuously improving our fabrication capabilities to maximize efficiency and productivity.

To keep up with new demands, we replace or add laser-cutting equipment every three years. Most recently, we invested in a new Trumpf Fiber Laser Cutting Machine with BrightLine Fiber function. The machine has increased our cutting capability and our capacity as relates to cutting.

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Plasma Cutting

An alternative to laser cutting, a plasma cutter can cut some materials that a laser cutter should not, such as highly reflective metals. The plasma machine also cuts thicker material faster at a reduced cost.

Mainstay uses a KOMATSU TFP 3051 high definition plasma cutting system. It operates by blowing inert gas at a high rate out of a nozzle. It creates an electrical arc which changes the gas to plasma. The plasma melts the material and moves as the molten metal is blown away from the cut.

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CNC Forming

Mainstay's CNC press brakes include various tonnage and tooling selections, ensuring flexibility in all bending operations. Our in-house tooling capabilities allow us to bend parts from the thinnest of materials to thick plates with absolute precision.

With machines such as the SafanDarley electric press brake machine and our Trumpf Press Brakes, we are equipped with the latest technology to ensure flexibility, consistency, and more efficient setup and work time.

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CNC Punching

Using specialized equipment and software, Mainstay offers exceptional CNC punching services for a variety of needs and specifications. Our Trumpf TC500R CNC punching center quickly and efficiently provides multiple punching, marking, and embossing services.

For performing automated tool sharpening, our Trumpf Quicksharp Punch Tool Sharpener delivers high accuracy in its punching operation. It also taps holes without operator intervention.

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Production Welding

Every job has different needs, that’s why Mainstay uses the most effective production welding methods. These include MIG (metal inert gas), TIG (tungsten inert gas), and resistance welding.

This variety allows us to accommodate many types of metals in our work. With these methods, we are able to be more efficient by using the right equipment and right process for your job.

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CNC Machining

Mainstay uses the latest technology to provide CNC machining needs. With top-of-the-line equipment and software, we can reduce programming time while optimizing the tool paths and cutting parameters.

We have five machines to provide a wide variety of CNC machining jobs. One of those machines, the Mazak VTC-300C, can accommodate large-scale production needs. Our fleet also includes Okuma, Citizen, and Haas equipment.

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CNC Turning

CNC turning is a cost-effective way to create desired parts. Mainstay's CNC turning capabilities include everything from providing quality prototypes to completing production quantities.

With a variety of customers, we are able to produce complex machine parts efficiently to meet a variety of applications.

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Honing

The honing process provides ultimate precision by scrubbing an abrasive stone along a controlled path. Honing can improve the geometric form of a surface which allows for a more precise fit.

Mainstay's honing processes work with such precision that excessive calibration is not needed. The honed component will often have an accuracy that exceeds the tool used to create it.

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CNC Milling

CNC milling is similar to drilling and cutting, but allows for greater precision than other machines. A milling machine can move along multiple axes to create a variety of shapes.

From prototypes to parts for short-run production, Mainstay's CNC milling services accommodate a wide range of manufacturing needs.

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Grinding

Grinding is an essential part of metal processing. Metal grinding is used to clean up rough edges after cutting, sawing, or welding.

Mainstay’s grinding machines can accommodate a wide range of specifications, including prototypes, tooling, and low-to-medium volume production. These machines are calibrated regularly to ensure the most precise results.

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Assemblies

Mainstay is a one-stop shop for all of your manufacturing needs. Our full-service assembly allows us to take raw materials and create finished products with a quick turnaround.

Utilizing fabrication and machining capabilities, our assembly services can accommodate a variety of unique needs. Our expertise and efficiency streamline the assembly process to avoid additional costs.

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Swiss Turning

Swiss turning lathes are incredibly efficient and allow for extremely accurate machining. Perfect for the aerospace or medical industries, they can handle tolerances as low as a few tenths of a thousandth of an inch.

No matter the size of the project, Mainstay's Swiss turning service is ideal for parts that require the most intricate precision.

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