Custom Fluidics & Part Design


VAS manufactures a wide array of plastic components and bonded manifolds that manage fluid and gas distribution for critical diagnostic machines. We are experts in manifold design, valves, fittings, tubing, and pumps. We understand fluid dynamics, fluid path optimization, and the control of fluids in anlytical and diagnostic instrumentation. VAS can assist your engineering team with resources that expedite new designs and prove out new concepts with our quick turn product development builds.

  • Application Engineering
  • Engineer-to-Engineer Collaboration
  • Fluidic System Optimization
  • Concept Development
  • 3-D Solid Modeling Design Software
  • CAD/CAM Programs
  • Material Selection
  • Component Selections
  • Product Design
  • Tolerance & Capability Analysis
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Critical Feature Identification
  • Inspection & Quality Planning
  • Precision CNC Plastics Machining


    Our manufacturing facility is equipped to produce high precision engineering component parts in plastics and other non-ferrous materials VAS provides customers with both straight machined and turned components. Our proprietary machining processes are a combination of in-house custom machine tool and fixture design that allow us to maximize any 4th or 5th axis machining requirements. Our CNC machining centers are kept in tight calibration and can repeatedly hold tolerances of +/- .0002”. VAS provides a standard approach with its CNC equipment, which means our customers don’t have wonder about variance between CNC machines since all of our CNC centers are of the same brand.

  • We Only Machine Plastic (no metal contamination)
  • State of the Art CNC Machining & Metrology Equipment
  • High Speed Machining
  • 3, 4 & 5-axis Machining (for 3-D Contoured Surfaces)
  • CNC Milling
  • CNC Turning
  • Micro Machining
  • Drill holes as small as .003
  • Drill cross holes with burr-free intersections
  • Flatness requirements are met as close as .0002
  • High level see through polishing. Surface finish as little as 1-2 Ra

  • Fluidic Component Fabrication


  • Ultrasonic Welding
  • Bonded Material Selection
  • Thermal Treatment to Reduce Stress
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Deburring
  • Microscopic
  • Cryogenic
  • Tumbling
  • Bead Blasting
  • Automated Machine
  • Optical Finishing
  • Diamond Machining
  • Chemical Vapor
  • Flame
  • Lapping
  • Buffing
  • Fluidic Manifold Assembly

  • Component Integration
  • Process Optimization for High Volume Assembly
  • Supply chain expertise with fluidic values,
       pumps, and related components.
  • Check valves and flow cells
  • Labeling and/or bundling for specific requirements
  • Custom test equipment

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  • Value Engineering


    VAS has multi process capabilities to drive cost down.
    Also, Delivery from the customer design input to tested
    product is 3 WEEKS ! VAS relies on a staff of engineers and
    machinists with 30 years combined experience in life sciences
    industry.

  • Design for Assembly
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Validation Support
  • Shipping Packaging Design
  • Cost reduction analysis





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    Supply Chain Management