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Shop Spotlight: Ambac International
Ambac International, an employee-owned company based in Elgin, South Carolina, engineers and manufactures high precision engine components, governors and fuel injection components for many of the best-known international brands of cars, trucks, and for the military.
Ambac has more than 100 years of heavy-duty fuel injection industry experience and long relationships with OEMs and large distributors. “We can help you produce prototypes and custom designs up through short runs of your product with demanding requirements and tolerances.” Ambac practices ISO quality management along with product data management and product lifestyle management.
“Our innovative manufacturing and remanufacturing solutions allow us to create high quality fuel injection systems and components that won’t quit,” Ambac said on its website. “We believe our suppliers are important team members in helping us achieve our goals. Together we share the responsibility of providing goods and services that consistently meet or exceed contract requirements and customer expectations.”
The 72,000-manufacturing plant in Elgin includes a wide variety of equipment for manufacturing include milling, drilling and turning using CNC verticals and horizontals, CNC lathes and bar feed, as well as CAM grinding and hard turning. Processes include MIG and TIG welding, plus specialty welding, Wire EDM, Sinkers (ELOX) and match grinding. Heat treatments include Lepel and GE Induction Hardening, thermal deburr and small furnaces and quench.
The Elgin plant includes a metrology lab with gauge recall, and CMM. Its inspection capabilities include Torque RPM, optic-based inspection, sub-micron length, ID and OD. Its engineering lab includes production development and applications, as well as non-destructive testing, endurance and life-cycle testing, and hydraulic testing. The metallurgical lab conducts hardness inspection using RC, Brinell, and Vickers. It conducts nital etching, magnetic particle inspection, microstructure analysis and hardness profiles.
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