This Christmas, the ThermoFusion team proudly donated to Children’s Hospital and Research Center of Oakland. Our donation is on behalf of all our customers, as well as ourselves. Here is their thank-you letter:, which we share with you:
Thank you for your gift and donation received on Dec 2, 2013 to Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation. Your support is so important in helping save kids’ lives—today and in the future. So many children and families in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California turn to us for our expert care, and just as they rely on us, we rely on the generosity of friends like you.
Children’s Oakland was started 100 years ago by a small group of Oakland residents dedicated to the mission of ensuring every child in the community—rich or poor—receive excellent medical care. In 1912 the $4,600 donated from like-minded citizens purchased the property the hospital sits on to this very day, and Children’s began delivering the renowned expert, compassionate care it is known for.
A century has passed—and generations of Bay Area families continue to depend on Children’s Oakland to safeguard their most precious asset: the health and well-being of their children.
Whether delivering expert clinical care in our family-centered medical center, developing breakthrough preventions and treatments at our world renowned research institute, or educating the next generation of pediatric healthcare professionals, our success depends—as it always has—on the support of friends like you.
We are grateful for your support.
Very truly yours,
Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation
ThermoFusion passes AS9100 audit, is recommended for AS9100 certification! Woo hop!
When USS Pampanito (SS-383) calls, ThermoFusion hauls! They needed help with some SS annealing, and came to us for a quick, correct result. Visit the Pampanito on your next trip to San Francisco and see how we've helped.
AM&P, The Advanced Materials and Processes magazine of ASM International, wrote a great article about Point Source Power, who use ThermoFusion for brazing.
ThermoFusion Selects Summer Engineering Intern.
John Barry, an engineering undergraduate at Chabot College in Hayward, has joined ThermoFusion as the summer metallurgical intern. John is from Castro Valley, and is studying Mechanical Engineering. He'll be graduating in 2015 from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. An avid cook, John appreciates the need to follow heat management recipes.
In its third year, the ThermoFusion Summer Internship is a program which helps local engineering students understand the role and need of metallurgy in machining and manufacturing. Each intern is managed by the ISO-9001 certified Quality team, and receives training and experience in heat treating and brazing. They become actively involved in the Quality process which differentiates ThermoFusion from its competitors.
Industries Served in 2012:
A cursory review of our customer list this year shows the myriad of industries in the SF Bay Area, and how ThermoFusion serves them. We'd like to help you with your brazing or heat treating needs. Give us a call or an email to see how we can help you.
Manufacturing Week Oct 1-5, 2012:
ThermoFusion will be participating in both events. Click on each event for more information, and join us in celebrating and practicing good manufacturing!
- Oct 3: 101MFG Annual Mtg
- Oct 5: Nat'l Mfg Day
ThermoFusion participates in Tesla's Critical Supplier Conference.
ThermoFusion, as a Critical Supplier to Tesla, was asked to participate in their 2 day conference. ThermoFusion provides brazing and heat treating services to Tesla and several of Tesla's sub-contractors. Attendees to the conference were selected based on their importance to Tesla's production and ultimate success.
ThermoFusion chosen to investigate deep oxide growth on aluminum.
ThermoFusion has been chosen by a major semiconductor equipment company to help it investigate growing thick oxide films on aluminum. This research could be instrumental in the approach taken by all semiconductor equipment companies on how they machine and use aluminum in their equipment.
See our article on Brazing in Precision News, pages 8-9.
ThermoFusion, Inc has been published in the Arizona NTMA Magazine, Precision News. Our article "Brazing: Thoughts on Metal Joining" is distributed to over 500 machine shops throughout the Southwest and California.
View our new Induction Video and our Company Awards Video.
ThermoFusion, Inc has created two new videos on its Induction Heat Treating and its Company Awards. Surf over and take a look!
ThermoFusion Continues Its Investment in Equipment Upgrades.
ThermoFusion, Inc has completed the investment to upgrade 4 of its primary heat treating and brazing furnaces to meet the stricter requirements of its customers and the environment. The upgrade included new gas burners and controls on its internal-quenching furnaces, and a new liner and hot zone for its vacuum furnaces. Dave Buttner, President of ThermoFusion, said "Our investment in upgrading our equipment ensures that we can serve all our customer's requirements, 24 hours a day". Glen Ottinger, Quality Manager, added that "Upgrading our equipment ensures that ThermoFusion achieves the reliability and precision our customers expect.".
ThermoFusion Inc, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, offers a myriad of heat treating and brazing services for its customers throughout California, Nevada and Washington. It has been operating continuously since 1968, and has been in its present location in Hayward since 1973. It currently serves the automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, semiconductor and solar industries.
Next Day Service Saves Customer's Production!
A customer from San Jose called us Wednesday and needed their two parts repaired overnight. We did it. They picked them up Thursday and installed them, and broke them both again. We got them back Friday, performed a more extensive repair over the weekend, and they were back in operation on Monday. If your current supplier doesn't give you this kind of service, it may be time to change suppliers!
ThermoFusion Recertifies ISO9001:2008:
ThermoFusion, Inc. is in its eighth year of being ISO 9001 certified. On March 20, 2012, QAS International performed their annual audit of ThermoFusion's Quality Management System. No nonconformances were found, and Ian Ormerod, the lead auditor, reported:
"The Organisation is clearly committed to Quality at all levels. The President has established a structure whereby the Quality Manager and Quality Engineer are at the centre of all the Company operations. Both are keenly interested in Quality issues and driving high standards within the company.".
Latest Article on Re-Shoring (Returning Manufacturing to America):
To help companies decide where to source production, Harry Moser has developed software that compares the total cost of producing here versus overseas. It’s available free at www.reshorenow.com.
“A week ago, I took the last seven cases where a user compared China to the U.S., using real data,” Moser said. Comparing just the cost of producing the item, the United States cost about 42 percent more than producing in China, he said.
But when adding in items such as transportation, tariffs and the added costs of inventory, innovation and producing half a world away, the U.S. was only 23 percent higher.
Using the services of organizations like TechSolve, which help manufacturers lower their costs, manufactures can narrow the gap even more, he said.
Big companies can use Moser’s software to decide where to source their products. Small suppliers can use it as a sales tool to convince their big customers that they can be competitive, Moser said.
SFBay Area NTMA Website now updated:
The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) has updated their website. Surf to the website (www.sfbantma.org) and learn more about the educational work NTMA in general, and the SFBay Area chapter in particular, are doing!
CNN: 9 months in trade school. Job guaranteed.
New York (CNNMoney) -- As millions of young Americans struggle to land jobs, students in manufacturing trade schools are sitting in a sweet spot. They're being hired even before they graduate....
"Factory work has picked up considerably nationwide, making skilled workers a valuable commodity," said Marc Smierciak, Associate Dean of Instruction....
"Employers right now need workers with these high-precision skills. But the mismatch is that most of America's unemployed workforce doesn't possess these skills," Smierciak said.
See the complete article here.
Upgraded Endothermic Gas Generator Now On-Line:
Dave Buttner, President of ThermoFusion, is excited about the upgraded endothermic gas generator. "This unit gives us increased control and reliability when hardening and carburizing our customer's critical parts. I'm excited to offer the improved services it provides to our customers.".
ThermoFusion Inc. Attending "Manufacturing for Growth" March 8-11, 2012:
ThermoFusion Inc. will be attending and participating in the Manufacturing for Growth Conference on March 8-11. The Manufacturing for Growth meeting brings together a broad spectrum of manufacturing business owners and top industry executives for a 4-day forum on how we can work to gather to restore manufacturing to its rightful place as an engine that drives the US economy.
See more information here!
Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internship:
ThermoFusion Inc. is excited to extend its summer internship to qualified college engineering students for the second year in a row. Applications can be made via the "Contact Us" page. This is a chance to put your engineering skills to work in the following areas:
Contact us by clicking here.
- Assist our Quality Department in Temperature Uniformity Surveys and hardness testing
- Assist our Maintenance Department in routine maintenance
- Assist our Marketing Department in customer contact initiatives
ThermoFusion Inc. Partners with 101MFG for the "100 in 100" Program:
101MFG, an alliance of manufacturers in Northern CA, is sponsoring high school students to visit and learn about various manufacturers as a way to increase their career scope. ThermoFusion, Inc. is proud to host these high school students as they learn about manufacturing in Northern CA.
Click here for more information about the "100 in 100" program.