NTC Consolidates Machine Tool Business
Machine tool, laser and semiconductor equipment manufacturer NTC America Corporation (Novi, Michigan) recently hosted an open house to announce the consolidation of its machine tool business with Komatsu America Industries.
Frictionless Machining Reduces Heat, Chatter
Friction resulting from moving machine components rubbing together can create vibration and heat buildup, both of which can cause problems during machining operations. One machine from NTC America uses hydrostatic components to eliminate sources of friction for high-precision, small-parts machining.
Vertical Machining Centers For Volume Production
At this model plant for lean manufacturing, Parker Hannifin personnel became convinced that the simple approach was the strongest choice for the application. Part of the lesson learned at this plant is that the most difficult part of going lean may lie in the discussion.