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Published: 7/5/2012

Top Shops 2012: Hoyt USA
Lean manufacturing has enabled this company to become more efficient at producing its advanced bows.

Published: 6/27/2012

Benchmarking: A Measure of your Shop’s Success
Learn about the second edition of our Top Shops benchmarking survey and the types of shops that participated. Further survey analysis is found in three articles other articles.

Published: 6/27/2012

Top Machining Strategies and Equipment
2012 Benchmarking data reveals the machining technologies and techniques world-class shops use to their advantage.

Published: 6/27/2012

Defining Business Characteristics of Top Shops
The Top Shops tend to outshine other shops in a number of financial areas. Sometimes, they apply alternate business strategies to achieve higher performance levels.

Published: 6/26/2012

What’s the Secret to Success?
If the answer to this question lies in the answers to our open-ended survey question, it’s these four factors: 1. Focus on the customer. 2. Keep up with new technology. 3. Engage in continuous improvement. 4. Train your workforce.

Published: 7/27/2011

See How You Stack Up
“Top Shops” benchmarking data sheds light on what it takes to be one of the nation’s leading machining businesses.

Published: 7/27/2011

Top Shops 2011: High Tech Turning
Advanced Swiss-type-lathe technology enables this shop to create intricate components for complex medical, electronic and military applications.

Published: 7/27/2011

Top Shops 2011: K Tooling
K Tooling combines CNC machining with in-house fabricating, plating and painting capabilities to effectively take turnkey projects from CAD designs to final products.

Published: 7/27/2011

Top Shops 2011: C&R Manufacturing Inc.
C&R Manufacturing specializes in creating precision turned parts using CNC lathes with live tooling. Combined with the use of bar feeders, automatic gaging and robotic part handling, this enables the shop to generate intricate workpieces sans human ...

Published: 7/27/2011

Machining with the Environment in Mind
It’s safe to assume that most shops recognize the importance of being environmentally responsible. However, benchmarking data suggests that the effort shops put into both recycling and reducing energy consumption varies.