Bridgeport, A Hardinge Company
Advice On Starting Small
Read what shop owners had to say to someone who wondered whether he should open a very small shop of his own.
Creep-feed Grinding Is A Milling Process
Because creep-feed grinding is essentially a milling process, why not use a VMC? A grinding machine supplier describes how a VMC platform can make creep-feed grinding more effective.
Improving In-The-Cut Time And Part Setups With Ductile Iron Vises
Previously using double-station vises with aluminum bodies, Vincent Precision Machining's workholding upgrade to HDL vises from this manufacturer provided the workholding rigidity that assured repeatable precision part after part, while the setup eliminated expensive scrap parts.
Adapting And Advancing
Assistive technologies for machinery and shop equipment allow blind workers at this machine shop to assume more advanced, independent roles in the production of aerospace components for Boeing.
Hardinge Resumes Production Of Classic Bridgeport Milling Machines
Hardinge’s rapid re-introduction of the Bridgeport milling machine may well become a textbook case history of how the principles of lean manufacturing can be applied. It is also a striking example of effective project management.
Bridgeport Machine Goes To Market On The Internet With Special Series 1 Milling
A small shopfloor network lays the groundwork for large-scale, low-cost DNC throughout a major manufacturing facility.
Machines For Today's Toolrooms
If there's room for improvement in any NC program, this shop addresses the problem once and for all by making the correction in the postprocessor.
VMC Increases Productivity For Machining And Forging Shop
Bourdon Forge had been using machining systems that had a number of breakdowns, limiting productivity and machining quality. Both Kerry Nowak, CNC supervisor, and Clark Bourdon, president, would not settle for just any replacement system to machine their forged alloy steel products. The machine they wanted had to be durable, tough, U.S. made, and have an attractive price.
Precision Machining Brings New Precision To The World Of Golf
Every contract machine shop has its slow times now and then. Fran DeCoste of Cotuit Machine and Manufacturing decided to make the most of his slow time. He combined a love of golf, a little creativity, and a Bridgeport EZTRAK automated mill to produce the Microline golf putter—a product designed to bring new precision