Marine & Industrial Fabrication

B&L Machine & Fabrication offers the highest competence in handling all your fabrication needs. We have proficient experience in close tolerance work. We can machine to standard or metric. We regularly manufacture jigs, fixtures, dies, molds, as well as custom tool & dies when needed. In many cases we've reverse engineered items and produced highly complex, intricate fixtures and tooling.

Welding

B&L Machine & Fabrication offers its customers 1,300 square feet in our welding department to accommodate all welding capabilities in aluminum, steel, stainless, and exotic metals. Our building is equipped with overhead cranes and forklifts to accommodate all size jobs.

All welding operations are done in accordance with NAVSEA S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248 and MIL-STD 1689. Our welding processes includes: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW.

Machining

B&L Machine & Fabrication operates in a 14,000 square foot facility that has the following machinery and equipment to accomplish various tasks related to machining, welding, repairs and complete fabrication.

Our machines allow complete capability of machining components greater than 15 feet in length and 3 feet in width in various operations and are supported by our manufacturing software SmartCAM and FeatureCAM.

Our CNC Machining Area is climate controlled and offers multi-axis capabilities with (10) CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Machines.

  • LEADWELL CNC Vertical Milling Center, 3-axis, 40” x 20” capacity
  • MORI-SEIKI, SL-4, CNC Lathe, 32” x 26” capacity
  • MORI-SEIKI, SL-35, CNC Lathe, 40” x 26” capacity with Live Tooling
  • TAKISAWA TS-15, CNC Lathe, 6” diameter x 20” x 16”
  • FADAL, CNC VMC Vertical Machining Center, 25” x 15” capacity
  • MILWAUKEE, K&T CNC Vertical Machining Center, 104” x 30” capacity, 8’XAxis, 2’Y Axis
  • MONARCH CNC VMC-75, Vertical Machining Center, 4-axis, capable of machining 40” x 16’
  • MATSUURA RAM Master, CNC Vertical Machining Center, 40” x 20” capacity
  • CNC 5th Axis Circular Turning Table
  • CNC Back Gauge RHMC 100-Ton Press Brake with 8’ brake capacity able to bend steel up to 3/8” thick, 4’ x 8’ plate of steel
  • Newport Engine Lathe, with a 20” swing x 8’ capacity
  • ANDRY CHOW Engine Lathe, with a 30” swing x 10’ capacity
  • ACCURPRESS 120Ton Metal Break Machine,up to 1/2” thk, 4’ x 12’ capacity
  • ACCURSHEAR 150 Ton Metal Shear Machine, up to 3/8” thk, 4’ x 12’ capacity
  • Overhead Cranes, 3 Ton and 5 Ton
  • YALE 4000 lb. Electric Forklift
  • TCM 3000 lb. Electric Forklift
  • Hydraulic Power Shears capable of shearing all types of material up to ¼” thick, including a sheet of 4’ x 8’
  • BULLARD Vertical Turret Lathe up to a 38” swing x 30”
  • 10’ Radial Drill Press with double bench, 3” chuck x 4’
  • Horizontal Turret Lathe up to a 40” swing
  • ESAB Plasma cutting system with capability of cutting all metals up to 1-1/2” thick
  • POWERMATIC Vertical Saw, 19” x 12” capacity
  • ROCKWELL Vertical Saw, 20” x 12” capacity
  • GRIZZLY Horizontal Saw, up to 11” diameter capacity
  • HYD-MECH Horizontal bandsaw, up to 17” diameter capacity
  • DOALL Horizontal bandsaw, up to 22” x 15” capacity
  • 30 Ton Punch Press with notching & punching capabilities up to 3/8”
  • 55 Ton & 75 Ton Ironworker: notch, punch,cut various sizes
  • Portable welding machines with various capabilities
  • BOSCHERT Hydraulic Notcher, 3/16” max x 18” capacity
  • JONES-SHIPMAN OD/ID Grinder, 37” x 10” capacity
  • GREENLEE 881 Pipe Bender with capacity ½” to 4”
  • Power Hydraulic Press, 36” x 24” capacity
  • K.O. Surface Grinder, 18” x 6” capacity
  • Calibrated Layout Table, 36” x 24”
  • Surface Plate, 24” x 24”
  • Bridgeport Boring Machine, 4’ x 2’
  • RYDER-WELLMAN Boring Mill, 84” x 36” capacity
  • CINCINNATI, TOOL MASTER Horizontal & Vertical(multiple)with angle head, 40” x 20” capacity
  • CINCINNATI Horizontal Milling Machine, 50” x 20” capacity
  • BRIDGEPORT Milling Machine, 36” x 16” capacity
  • MILLPORT Milling Machine, 36” x 16” capacity
  • ACER Vertical Mill, 40” x 20” capacity
  • VICTORIA, HD Horizontal Milling Machine, 60” x 20” capacity
  • Hydrostatic Test, 79” x 18” capacity
  • ELECTRIC-KILN Heat Treating Oven, anneal/harden, up to 2500 degrees

Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication

Supplementing our extensive machine shop capabilities we also have a sheet metal division that has vast experience in providing maintenance, repair and rebuilding solutions, ship alteration support, habitability renovations, habitability fabrication and complete turn-key productions of integrate parts for submarine and surface ship applications. We have fabricated numerous precision machined parts and fabricated items for many different Naval Submarine and Surface Craft antenna, communications, navigation and HM&E systems. Our services include: bending, shearing, tacking, forming, punching, for all your sheet metal needs.

NAICS Codes

332322 Sheet Metal Work Mfg 332710 Machine Shop 332721 Precision Turned Product Mfg 332312 Fabricated Structural Metal Mfg 332999 Other Misc. Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 336413 Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing 334119 Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 336611 Shipbuilding and Repair

Affiliations

The Virginia Ship Repair Assoc. (VSRA) The American Maritime Modernization Assoc. (AMMA) The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Membership in: SAM, ORCA, eVA, D&B, & SWaM