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Startup Leverages Machine Tool Builder Expertise

To improve competitiveness, Sakana, a gray and ductile iron casting firm, decided to take responsibility for more steps in the wind turbine manufacturing process. With no experience in machining, partnering with machine tool builder Soraluce was key...


Hard Milling Reduces Lead Time, Manual Labor

Investing in a hard milling machine from Makino has enabled this fineblanking manufacturer to reduce lead time by 55 percent, reduce manual labor and improve part quality.


Machine Line Alleviates Workflow Bottlenecks

Workflow bottlenecks led this oil and gas industry manufacturer to seek a new line of machine tools. Standardizing on mills, lathes and other machines from FEMCO eliminated operator training issues while reducing process time and tooling costs.


Automatic Pallet System Helps Pick Up The Pace

Racecar drivers need high-performance components to win races, but manufacturing those components requires speed, too. An automated pallet changer helped this shop boost production not only for its auto customers, but also for customers in aerospace...


Aerospace Shop Reduces Setups With Boring Mill

A recent survey prompted Ace Clearwater Enterprises to acquire a boring mill and implement a new MRP system. In turn, it was able to bring processes in-house and accelerate cycle times while better serving its clientele.


Manufacturer Slices Cycle Time 80 Percent

Most of this company's work is machined to tight tolerances and super-high finishes. It builds, assembles, tests and then ships a complete product. The many multi-faceted parts being machined typically required several setups on different machines, ...


New Fixture Multiplies Productivity Of Horizontal Machining Center

The setup for batch processing of each stem version and time expended in load/unload for the second operation created a production bottleneck that became more critical as market demand for the part took off.


High Speed Spindle Helps Mold Maker Stay Ahead

In the competitive arena of moldmaking, shops must produce molds quickly and within tolerance to remain profitable and attract new business. Technological advances in high speed spindles, sophisticated programming methods and high-performance cuttin...


Software And Five-Axis Machining Center Provide Speed And Efficiency

Mold maker A.F. Gaskin (Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom) has customers who operate in fiercely competitive international markets, including Formula 1, and measure performance on the ability to deliver quality products in the shortest possible time.


VMC Machines Large Cavity Molds For Small Machines

Semco Plastic Company Incorporated (St. Louis, Missouri) manufactures an extensive line of custom injection and blow-molded thermoplastic and thermoset products from molds that are designed, machined and built at its in-house moldmaking facility.


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