More Demanding Than Production
The challenges of prototyping have dramatically increased. This company reinvented itself to specialize in the tight-leadtime process development that prototyping now entails.
Does This School Have the Formula for Manufacturing Education?
A high school in Wisconsin runs its manufacturing vocational program as a business. Students make parts for paying customers. The program is thriving, cash flow is strong, and local manufacturers can now hire recent graduates who already have experience in meeting customer demands.
The Advantages of Standardization
Extensive reliance on equipment from a single builder provides the flexibility this manufacturer needs to accommodate a variety of custom work on short notice.
Uniformity Paves the Way for Flexibility
Standardizing on one brand of machines provides the flexibility this firearm component manufacturer needs to accommodate a variety of custom component designs.
Milltronics Appoints GM
Paul Wichert has joined machine tool manufacturer Milltronics (Waconia, Minnesota) as general manager.
Milling, Turning Machine Line Supports Versatility
This shop relies almost exclusively on Milltronics machines for its milling and turning operations. The machines’ easy-to-use, conversational control, reliability and capacity for tight tolerances help support the versatility the shop needs to stay competitive.
Twin-Table Machining Centers For Non-Stop Productivity
The TT series machining center features a twin-table design. While the tables operate on the same linear rail platform, each is controlled independently. This allows one table to machine parts within the enclosed work area while the other sits outside the enclosure for convenient loading and unloading.
Twin-Table Machining Centers For Production Work
The company’s vertical, twin-table machines use dual integrated pallets and are designed for non-stop production performance. One table is accessible for loading or unloading work while the other is safely enclosed in the workzone. The company says this optimizes machine productivity, operator efficiency and safety
Using Twin-Table Machines To Maximize Spindle Uptime
By integrating twin-table, bridge-style machining centers, this shop virtually eliminates spindle downtime during job chang-eovers. An operator can safely set up a new job on a table located outside the machine's workzone while the machine mills a workpiece fixtured on the other table.