CARNATION, WA-Tolt Machine Works (TMW) has finished the first phase of its new machining operation near Seattle. When it is completed in 2012, the new shop will have large 5-axis machining capability, large-area metrology, laser micromachining, fabrication and design and electron beam welding capability.

In 2010, TMW purchased EDM Wire-Cut Northwest as part of its effort to build a range of operations capable of supplying specialized components to advanced manufacturing companies. TMW is a 30,000-square-foot plant that with expertise in large machining and micromachining. The company says it plans to focus on machining unusual materials like titanium, Hastelloy, Kovar, Inconel, and carbide.

The company will specialize in large, high-precision components of complex shape for wind, hydroelectric, and nuclear power generating; aerospace, naval, and military craft; scientific research and engineering test; and precision jigs and fixtures.