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Capstan California and Capstan Mexico manufacture sintered metal components found in automotive assemblies, aerospace, agriculture, construction, and many other applications. Advantages of powder metal over other metal working processes include cost savings compared to casting or machined products, high volume production, shape complexity, and green initiative when compared to other manufacturing technologies. See for gear technologies.

Highlights for Capstan California include: automotive and aerospace magnetic armatures and pole pieces, stainless steel gears for automotive assemblies, iron and stainless exhaust flanges, micro metal components, copper brass bronze components, and stainless steel applications. Made in USA for USA Assemblies.

Highlights for Capstan Mexico include: automotive high impact strength shock absorbers, automotive drive train products, residential refrigeration products, and products specifically for the Mexico assembly market. Made in Mexico for Mexico Assemblies.

  • Production of near net-shape parts without needing to machine components
  • Dimensional consistency in large batches
  • High volume capability
  • Ability to produce complex, multi-step components which forging and other metal processes are unable to produce
  • Very minimal scrap level, high yield of components per lb of material (equates to lower prices)
  • Ability to perform secondary operations (please see secondary operations tab)
  • Located in industrial hub of Los Angeles, close to many vendors of secondary operations thus keeping prices low (plating, special surface finishing, double disk grinding, heat treating)
  • Relatively cheap prices

Though the powder metal process allows for near net-shape components, some components require additional machining, finishing, or other processes. Capstan has a wide array of capabilities in secondary operations. Below is a list of equipment held in house at Capstan.

  • Lathes
  • Mills
  • Drill presses
  • Plastic resin impregnation
  • Oil impregnation
  • Deburring (ultra-sonic, bulk, small batches)
  •  Re-striking/Coining
  • Annealing
  • Heat treat
  • Grinding
  • Partial assembly if required by customer
  • Rust inhibitor dip
  • Special packaging