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Published: 9/1/2016

Five-Axis Machine Produces Medical Parts without Wasted Capabilities
.decimal Inc. needed to efficiently manufacture medical devices. Mazak's VCU 400A 5X machines met the company's need to precisely and reliably make devices quickly.

Published: 4/1/2016

Honing Expertise Provides Winning Finish for Pro Stock Engines
Elite Performance needed to produce a rounder, straighter bore to increase engine performance. Sunnen's SV-20 machine and multi-stone diamond abrasives provided greater honing control, flexibility and repeatability.

Published: 3/1/2016

Making the Move to Five-Axis
After the recession, Vineburg Machining Inc. started taking on challenging medical work, which meant taking up five-axis machining. Machinery from Haas helped cut scrap, reduce processing time and improve quality.

Published: 3/1/2016

Rough Boring Tool Cuts Challenging Material, Time in Aerospace Application
By using Sandvik Coromant's DuoBore 821D rough boring tool, Excelco/Newbrook Inc. increased feed rates and saved shop production time cutting Nitronic 40 for aerospace work.

Published: 1/1/2016

Gantry Machine Streamlines Mold Production
Century Tool and Gage's large-size plates used in the injection-molding process were causing production bottlenecks. The Annihilator gantry machining center from Quickmill improved productivity and quality.

Published: 1/1/2016

VMC Helps Shop Find Tight-Tolerance Niche
YDC Precision Machine's VMCs needed more capacity and capability, so it invested in a Makino PS95 vertical machining center that cut cycle times in half.

Published: 12/1/2015

VMC Improves Shop’s Flexibility, Efficiency
RDM Manufacturing Precision CNC needed to improve its equipment flexibility to keep up with its large variety of clients. Investing in a VMC from SMTCL enabled the shop to achieve higher metal removal rates and better surface finish to better deal w...

Published: 11/2/2015

Increasing Production with Fewer Machines
Hanna Cylinders needed to shorten production lead times and speed deliveries. Replacing several of its legacy machines with Mazak machine tools helped to increase jobs shipped per month and brought production in-house, even with fewer overall machin...

Published: 9/1/2015

HMC Saves Floor Space, Increases Production Capacity
When Calmotion LLC's production capacity fell behind demand for its rotary products, it added horizontal machining with the SMTCL HMC80 for reduced operations and setup times.

Published: 4/15/2015

Automated Five-Axis Cell Streamlines Production
Abipa Canada made its move into automation leveraging a fixture plate distribution system and an HMC, minimizing setup time and lowering part production costs.