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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.

Published: 3/1/2015

In-House CNCs Help Automotive Shop Gain Manufacturing Control
By investing in two advanced CNC machine tools from Haas Automation Inc. and bringing chip-making in house, Neal Technologies was able to grow its business.

Published: 11/1/2014

HMCs Help Bow Manufacturer Improve Technology, Productivity
By incorporating a Makino a51nx horizontal machining center into its production process, Mathews Inc. was able to increase its efficiency and keep bow production in-house.

Published: 10/1/2014

Multi-Pallet HMCs Reduce Setup Time
Incorporating Kiwa horizontal machining centers from Methods Machine Tools helped Baum Precision Machining Inc. reduce setup time and improve productivity.

Published: 10/1/2014

Through-Coolant Capability Reduces Cycle Time
Aided by Walter Titex tooling and a new higher-rpm machine tool from Fryer, Toolmasters Inc. was able to cut cycle time on a complex die set.