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Who is Fathom Digital Manufacturing? One of the largest on-demand digital manufacturing platforms in North America.
Medical Device Manufacturing Experts.
Centex has built some of the most complex assembled products in the business.
Multi-axis CNC milling and turning up to 5 axis.
Including Control Plans, Validations, Data Collection, and Analysis per ISO 13485 and ISO 9001.
Established in 1979, Centex Machining serves the medical device, aerospace and other industries as a top tier manufacturing supplier. Centex Machining by Fathom offers a completely integrated manufacturing facility for fabrication projects utilizing cutting-edge manufacturing technology, precise production control, strict quality control standards and advanced engineering expertise. Centex’s investment in the most advanced equipment enables high-quality in-house manufacturing. As part of Fathom Digital Manufacturing, Centex has access to a robust nationwide network of comprehensive additive and advanced manufacturing capabilities.
The goal and mission of Centex by Fathom is to raise the bar on what defines a great contract manufacturing partner. We recognize the importance of offering competitive pricing, meeting delivery dates and providing superior quality. We also know there is more to making lasting and mutually beneficial relationships. These additional efforts center around the customer experience and capitalize on the knowledge and expertise of our employees to provide the best customer experience possible.
SIMPLE TO COMPLEX ASSEMBLIESCentex has built some of the most complex assembled products in the business – experience that sets us apart from the competition.
CNC MILLING AND TURNING
3-, 4- & 5-Axis CNC milling and turning.
HEAT TREATINGChart recordings and hardness testing are archived as required by our customers.
LASER ETCHING/MARKING & PRECISION WELDINGTIG welding processes complying with AWS standards free of all surface and subsurface defects. Weld processes inspected by dye penetrate, magnified visual inspection, and x-ray to meet various customer requirements.
METAL FINISHINGAutomated vibratory finishing using belting, polishing, grit blasting and shot peening to provide the correct finish.
EXPERIENCE WITH CHEMICAL/ELECTRICAL FINISHESCentex is an expert in cosmetic anodize, hard chrome, electro-polishing and other chemical or electrical finishes. Centex can easily comply with all surface texturing and finish requirements.
CMM INSPECTION SERVICESIncluding Control Plans, Validations, Data Collection and Analysis per ISO 13485 and ISO 9001.
Centex by Fathom offers a completely integrated advanced manufacturing facility for fabrication projects. Centex Machining by Fathom is dedicated to maintaining cutting edge manufacturing technology to keep pace with medical device product innovations. This dedication reinforces Centex’s reputation as an innovator in product fabrication.
Centex offers integrated manufacturing solutions to accelerate product concepts from prototype to production faster than ever before. Centex’s expertise and equipment investments enables complete in-house manufacturing. This reduces lead-times while maintaining strict control over quality and cost.
From CNC machining to cosmetic finishing, passivation and heat treatment, Centex’s investment in the finest equipment and most sophisticated processes ensure all final products meet or exceed customer expectations.
The average employee has worked at Centex for more than ten years. Nothing is more important to them than ensuring that exact part specifications are met.
Centex by Fathom’s highly-skilled machinists are experienced with a wide variety of orthopedic materials including titanium alloys, CoCr alloys (wrought and cast), UHMWPE, 300 and 400 series stainless steels, precipitation hardening stainless steels, celcon (acetal), delrin, and phenolics.
All project quotes are reviewed by the engineering, operations, quality and production control teams. The experts at Centex by Fathom understand the importance of smooth transitions from quoting through to production. During the quoting process, possible manufacturability issues and any potential cost reductions are assessed and reviewed directly with the customer.
Once the project is accepted, engineering will outline the production router and create any additional documents or internal CAD’s needed to process the product. This may include customer specifications and procedures as well as industry standards (e.g. ASTM, MIL, etc.) which will be detailed on the router to assure compliance at each and every operation. Additionally, engineering will work with quality to develop the inspection plans for the in-process and final inspection steps.
Following production, the job will be reviewed by engineering and operations for any possible improvements that can be made within the established process. Any processing issues will be addressed through corrective actions or other methods to assure future orders do not have repeat issues (as applicable).
Operations are managed through controlled and established processes for repeatable and reliable results. All processing materials in the production area are defined in a documented and controlled procedure to assure all possible contacting agents are known and acknowledged. Detailed work orders assure accurate processing. Job tracking is maintained through an ERP system for real-time job status and performance.
Centex exclusively operates Mazak CNC mill and lathe machinery. This common platform eases the cross training process and creates a familiar machine control for our machinists. This allows Centex the flexibility to quickly move resources to areas with increased demand.
Operations run 24 hours 5 days a week to allow maximum asset utilization. Our production scheduling and the ability to quickly move resources allows for rapid deployment of production increases without compromising quality or delivery demands.
Centex operates an integrated ERP system to assure accurate tracking and planning of all jobs both internal and at OSP operations. Every step from initial quote, raw material orders, job schedules, work order processing, OSP operations, and invoicing are managed through the ERP system.
Daily cross functional meetings are held to assure all areas of the organization are aware of current orders as well as upcoming projects. These meetings assure that all key personnel are aware of any production issues, upcoming and new production requirements and immediate needs are addressed promptly and accordingly.
The production control team handles all OSP details and raw material buying through the use of approved and monitored suppliers. Total compliance is critical and our supply base is no exception.
Centex’s QMS operates under the most stringent operating principles available. Centex adheres to ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 international quality standards as well as FDA regulations, including cGMP.
Maintaining these quality certifications signifies Centex by Fathom’s investment in both equipment and professional personnel. It also reassures customers that the processes are proven and repeatable, inspections are precise, and all delivered products meet customer requirements every time. Fathom Manufacturing’s extensive certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, ISO 13485:2016, AS9100:2016, NIST 800-171 and ITAR.
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Centex Machining is located in Round Rock, Texas but services all the following local areas: Austin, College Station, San Antonio, Houston, Killeen, Temple, Waco, San Marcos, Dallas, Pflugerville, New Braunfels, Fort Worth, Arlington and more. Additional areas can receive drop shipped parts or be served by other Fathom facilities that span the entire United States across the areas of additive, CNC machining, injection molding, sheet metal fabrication and over 25 different manufacturing processes.
Centex Machining by Fathom
1513 Sam Bass Road
Round Rock, TX 78681