How We Work

What is it like working with us?

We compiled a collection of the most frequently ask questions about working with the FTES team and our processes. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

General Questions

We do everything in our power to respond to all emails, phone calls, and RFQs within one business day. Please be mindful of national holidays and weekends.

We quote every project in consideration on your requirements and our availability. Expediting is available upon request.

Our standard turnaround times are:

  • 10 business days for metrology services
  • 6-8 weeks for machining services

To request a quote, simply travel to the RFQ page and submit a request. Make sure to include all the pertinent information so we can complete your quote request as quickly as possible. If we need additional information, we will contact you within one business day.

Easy, all we need to start working is a purchase order. Typically, your metrology or machining representative will receive all POs and other documents to simplify your experience.

In addition to standard Net 30 terms, we have several payment options based on your preferences:

  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • ACH/Wire Transfer
  • Money Order

We would be happy meet you face-to-face and provide a tour of our machine shop or metrology laboratory. Just give us a call at 512-519-5300 or send a General Inquiry and we’ll put something on the schedule.

We would be happy to work with you regardless of which state you reside in. Please keep in mind our shipping facility has a different address than our machine shop or metrology laboratory:

Fallbrook Technologies
Machine Shop or Metrology Laboratory
2620 Brushy Creek Loop
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Our legal corporate company name is Fallbrook Technologies Inc., which exists to promote commercialization of the award winning NuVinci® continuously variable planetary technology. Our machine shop and metrology laboratory happens to offer their engineering services to offset the ebbs and flows of internal projects. However, Fallbrook Technologies engineering services is quite the mouthful so we collectively refer to ourselves as FTES.

To learn more about corporate Fallbrook Technologies, visit www.fallbrooktech.com.

Machining

We work with the following materials: 52100, 9310H, 8620, M42 Cobalt, 4140, 4130, 4340, 4150, D2, A2, P20, 8620, 1045, 300M, C300, 7075, 6061, MIC6 , 5052, 2024, Titanium, Hastelloy X, 625 Nickel,  Hanes Waspaloy, Incoloy 945, Monel K500, 17-4 and many others.

<70 RHC hard-milling and turning.

Material certifications are available for those customers who request them.

There is no minimum order. No project is too small for us.

Our shop is intentionally positioned towards prototypes and low volume orders. Click here to learn more or get a quote. 

Metrology

In short, very accurately. Here is a summary of the accuracies of some of our most commonly used equipment:

  • Scanning CMM – 1.6µm
  • Vision CMM – 2.5µm
  • 3D Scanner – 10µm (or better
  • Surface Roughness Tester – 0.05µm
  • Contour Meter – 2µm
  • Optical Comparator – 2.5µm

Yes! In fact, we are GD&T experts. We have three certified technologists and one certified senior on staff.

If your drawings are not exactly GD&T compliant, we will work with you on the drawing’s intent and provide our best measuring solution. Our metrology department can also provide GD&T consultation and review services to ensure your drawing’s intent.

Our Engineering Services department provides comprehensive engineering solutions for your CAD and drawing needs.

We are happy to offer the following on-site services:

  • Zeiss Comet L3D blue light 3D scanning
  • Zeiss CMM programming and scanning measurement utilizing Zeiss Calypso
  • Calypso CMM and .STL GD&T measuring analysis
  • Comprehensive reports and MRBs

Absolutely! Often, production-oriented projects do not require the expense of a full-time CMM programmer due to the repetitive nature of production. Therefore, it is possible to cut costs by utilizing our Zeiss Calypso, CMM programming services either on-site or remotely. These include:

  • Zeiss Calypso CMM and .STL programming and program optimization
  • Zeiss Stylus System documentation and SCC file
  • Available R&R FixtureBuilder programming and set-up documentation

Still have questions?

Just send us a General Inquiry or give us a call at 512-519-5300 and we will be happy to answer your application or project specific questions.