Our bread and butter business is the contract manufacture of Clutch Plates and Brake Shoes. This example is for 0042 Series Plates manufactured for BCN Technologies used on Bliss stamping presses.

The primary concerns of any OEM are Quality, Delivery and Price.

In this case the basic process includes fabrication of the friction segments; cutting to shape and coating with adhesive, stamping of the backing plates, assembly of bonding fixtures, curing under pressure in a controlled oven, finish grinding to final thickness and then final forming of plate. Final inspection includes marking plates with identification numbers and boxing in marked boxes specified by BCN. Our quality program includes Process Sheets, Inspection Forms and Testing Procedures developed in concert with BCN to assure a product which exceeds customer requirements.

We have developed a schedule with BCN which assures a constant supply of the various size plates. We also keep a back-up stock on hand for unexpected demand.

Ah yes, Price. Without a competitive price all of the above would be nice but…in order to be competitive we have engineered jigs, fixtures and processes which allow us to make these plates at a very competitive price. Ask our competition, but better yet, ask us for a quote on your production requirements, we’ll be more than happy to work with you.

Contract Manufacturing Project Highlights

Product Name

0042 Series BCN Plate and Block Assemblies

Product Description

These BCN plates and block assemblies are O.E.M. replacement parts for Bliss Stamping Presses.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Friction Material Fabrication
Thermoset Adhesive Bonding

  • Friction Material Bonded to 16 Gage Steel Backing Plates


  • Ground to Correct Thickness
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Computer Controlled Oven
Custom built Jigs and fixtures

Adhesive Roller Coating Machine
Rotary Surface Grinder

Overall Part Dimensions

O.D.: ø 10″ to 50″
60° Segments

Tightest Tolerances

± 0.002″

Material Used

16 ga Steel
Premium Grade Molded Fully Cured Friction Material
Thermoset Phenolic Resin based Adhesive

Material Finish


In process testing/inspection performed

Lining Block Dimensions
Oven Time & Temperature
Post Bond Adhesive Cure Testing

Periodic Destructive Bond Testing
Post-Grind Thickness Testing
Full Inspection Report

Industry for Use

Metal Stamping


25,000 per year

Delivery/Turnaround Time

O.E.M. Proprietary product
Delivery to O.E.M. as required:
We hold an emergency stock on hand with normal delivery of 500 pieces in 3-4 weeks ARO.

Delivery Location


Standards Met

BCN Standards