Craft Machine Works
In 2009 Craft Machine Works, celebrated its 50th Anniversary.Founded in 1959 in a garage behind Mr. Schrums house, its humble beginnings in Hampton,Virginia have evolved over the years into a formidable Custom Manufacturer and a name that is recognized throughout numerous industries. Shown here are Jake Schrum and his eldest son Dannie Schrum, the company’s founder, posing before a model of one of the 23 (60) Ton Portal Cranes Manufactured for various Naval Shipyards.
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- Soil and Groundwater
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- Nationally (across the country)
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This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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CRAFT MACHINE WORKS is a custom manufacturing facility with a well-equipped machine shop, extensive metals fabrication capability, and design services. The company has a total performance capability unique for an organization of its size. It is able to offer its customers unparalleled flexibility and responsiveness. Originally a small machine and repair shop, Craft has grown to a company of 150 people with a 100,000 square foot Main Shop and a 40,000 square foot Fabrication Facility. Another 120,000 square feet of facilities are available from its affiliates. Work done by the company spans the gamut from standard machine work to specialized manufacturing. Sizes range from small to the very large. This presents only a few examples of Craft’s diversity and capability! Craft is proud of the work it has done and the equipment that it has built. The company’s record of continuing and repeat service to a constantly increasing family of customers is a by-product of that pride. Utilizing an overhead crane, an adjacent rail siding, trucking lines, and an international port, Craft transports its products, large and small, throughout the nation and overseas. Craft counts among its customers companies recognized as leaders in the fields of aerospace, defense, heavy construction, materials handling, nuclear energy, papermaking, research, and shipbuilding.
The early days, before CNC machining, servicing many local customers, Craft established its core manufacturing processes relating to small to medium machining services and Fabrications.
CRAFT manufactured this hydraulic train postioner along with a Railcar Dumper to service the coal industry by positioning railcars onto the dumper for dumping the content.
CRAFT displayed a broad range of capabalites to the goverment when it received a contract to design, build, test and deliver 23 cranes. pictured here is one of Craft’s 60 Ton Portal Cranes.
CRAFT’s vertically integrated manufacturing capability is highlighted here by the complex multui-displinary welded and mechanical assembly.
Here is an example of CRAFT’s multui-displinary capability of pre-machining, prefabricating, stress relieving, final machining and then final prep and finishing for a complex. disimiliar metal welded and machined component.
- AISC—Quality Certification Program
- ASME—Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
- NAVSEA–Standard Item 009-004
- NQA-1—Quality Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities, 10CFR50-Appendix B
- MIL-I-45208A—Inspection Systems Requirements
- MIL-Q-9858A—Quality Program Requirements
- MIL-STD-45662A—Calibration System Requirements
Craft Machine Works, Inc. designs and manufactures custom-built equipment and components for industrial and defense customers in the United States. It fabricates and manufactures heavy lifts, specialized handling equipment, cryogenics, and nuclear lifts, as well as equipment for sub-sea and space applications. The company also manufactures mechanical assemblies and structures, and bearing components. It serves army, navy, D.O.E., NASA, and other government agencies; and commercial customers in construction equipment, steel/paper mill equipment, power generation, bulk material handling, and specialized lifting fixtures industries. Craft excels where requirements for fabrication, machining and assembly must effectively converge to create large and complex components meeting stringent standards.
Engineering Craft engineers use AUTOCAD to engineer and design a wide variety of equipment for many types of applications-Crafts staff of multi-disciplined engineers and designers provide the ability to integrate structural, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic components.
Machining With over 50 machine tools, including multi-axis CNC equipment, large open and closed planers, large horizontal and vertical boring mills, Craft’s machining shop can handle any size job. Craft’s machining capabilities include over fifty machine tools available to turn and bore large parts up to 25 feet in diameter and 13 feet high. Lathes can turn 66 inch diameters up to 25 feet in length. Mills have up to 26 feet of continuous horizontal travel and 11 feet of vertical travel.
Fabrication Craft offers its customers 40,000 square feet of burning, forming, fitting and welding capability in steels, aluminum and exotics. Craft’s fabrication facility is served by 40 ton overhead lift capacity and CNC, Oxy-fuel and Plasma cutting machines routinely handle materials up to 15 inches in thickness in 20 foot widths and 4O foot lengths. Shears and bending equipment have capacity for 10 foot width materials up to 1 inch in thickness. Weld positioners are rated up to 20 tons. SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes are used for mild steels, low alloy steels, stainless steel, nickel alloy and copper alloys.
Assembly and Finishing—The large assembly shop at Craft is equipped to handle the assembly, testing and finishing of equipment, from small components to complete systems. The large assembly shop is equipped with a 40 ton overhead crane which is used to handle heavy components. Full operational testing is available for pneumatic, hydraulic and electrically powered assemblies. Hydrostatic and load testing is also available. A dedicated blast and paint facility supports the complete manufacturing, assembly and test capability.