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Flexible Unattended Machining Helps Improve Part Quality And More

In its desire to use new methods, the shop looked for a product that would increase tool life, improve part quality and decrease changeover time. It found the One-Touch flexible manufacturing system (FMS) from Okuma and became the first to own one.


HMC Helps Optimize Engine Performance And Reduce Time To Track

The precision craftsmanship that goes into building an engine will usually separate the winners from the also-rans at NASCAR's highest levels. This certainly applies to cylinder head development, because so much power from the engine is produced in ...


Investment In 'Horizontals' Pays Off For Parts Manufacturer

Precision parts manufacturer Quality Machining Inc.--QMI--supplies high-precision machined components each year for companies such as Caterpillar, Dana, and Kraft. While much of QMI's work has centered around bar turning, the company has recently ch...


High Speed Machining Helps Modernize Bulkhead Manufacturing

Raytheon Aircraft recently decided to set the competitive standard rather than follow it. In turn, the company is modernizing its manufacturing plants and processes to ensure continuous improvement.


Minimizing Parts And Designing Components Solves Several Needs

Milltronics Manufacturing Company, a CNC (computerized numerical controls) machine tool builder located in Waconia, Minnesota, is a major manufacturer and marketer of high quality, cost effective machining centers, toolroom and bridge mills and tool...


California Specialty Machine Shop Expands High Precision Reputation

Though this company may be small, it has developed a reputation for its high-precision machining of exotic materials, since 1955.


Power Workholding For High-Flexibility Production

By combining creative fixturing with power workholding, Carr Lane Mfg. Co. has achieved dramatic reductions on the parts setup time, handling time, and transport time between machines. To achieve these results the company selected horizontal machini...


Company Saves On CNC Milling With Switch To Modular Tooling

One machine shop owner in old New England, not far from where Paul Revere made his famous ride, saw a tight labor market as a call to revolutionize his company.


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