Since 1973, Chapter 2 Incorporated has been a full-service manufacturer providing a variety of services to fill any customer need, from prototyping to production-level work. As a contract manufacturer, Chapter 2 Incorporated offers expansive CNC and secondary services, enabling us to fulfill the needs of various industries.
We are a one-stop shop, drastically cutting down on costs and operations. In addition to design for manufacturing (DFM) and engineering, we even offer assembly and finishing services such as painting. Whether we manufacture your parts in-house or call upon our strategic partners, you can rest assured that the Chapter 2 team has the project management capabilities and technical know-how to complete your project per your specifications, on time, and within your budget.
At Chapter 2, we provide a full suite of services to deliver comprehensive solutions for our clients.
Our core competency is precision CNC machining, which we combine with our full-service metrology lab and climate-controlled manufacturing facility equipped with automation and robotic machine tool tending. This enables us to machine and contract manufacture myriad high-quality products and guarantee on-time delivery. We offer a full suite of value-add and turnkey services to fit any project. Our team will work closely with you from product ideation through production, adhering to lean manufacturing and 5S planning techniques for optimal time and cost savings.
For metals, plastics, and fiberglass, our capabilities include:
Chapter 2 offers welding and fabrication of parts from small components to larger structural items. We have multiple robotic cells set up with programmable rotary indexing tables. We work with a variety of materials, including steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
Our welding and fabrication services include:
Our team consists of expert metal fabricators experienced in forming, welding, and plasma cutting for metals as thick as an inch. We have partners for our laser flats and flat press work for a higher level of expertise in multiple areas, while still keeping a competitive cost. Raw materials we work with include coil, sheet, bar stock, tubing, and plate.
Our assembly services range anywhere from subassembly to turnkey direct-to-customer contract assembly. Today, Chapter 2 strives to machine, source, assemble, and monitor assembly projects for orders ranging anywhere from a few components to hundreds.
Our custom production capabilities encompass an array of assemblies, including:
We also offer component procurement and custom packaging.
We can facilitate your custom project needs, or our full-service engineering department can collaborate with you for complete DFM and manufacturing services, including:
Our finishing operations include wet-spray painting, prefinishing, and painting for a variety of different types of materials and components. Our finishing services are compatible with steel, plastic, aluminum, or fiberglass parts.
For pre-finishing, we offer:
Our primer and coating options include:
Value-added/post-finishing services include:
Chapter 2 bases its engineering on the concept of design for manufacturing (DFM), optimizing a product’s construction based on its ideal production method. Our DFM process follows these basic steps: