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Published: 7/15/2002

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.

Published: 7/15/2001

Machining Center Meets The Production Needs Of The Aerospace Industry
Today, Metalcraft is recognized throughout the aerospace industry as one of the foremost manufacturers of complex structural components and integrated assemblies. The company has built thousands of airframe assemblies and details for the top aerospa...

Published: 4/15/2000

High-Performance Gantry-Style Machining Center Builds In Accuracy
To gain control of the manufacturing process and tighten up production times, this company purchased a novel gantry-type machining center that features an integrated rotary table and a powerful right-angle head.

Published: 3/15/2000

New England Moldmaker Does It The Hard Way
This mold and die shop owner had a decision to make: build more capacity, or examine ways to make more finished molds out of existing capacity, save one new machine. He chose the latter.

Published: 10/15/1999

VMC Increases Productivity For Machining And Forging Shop
Bourdon Forge had been using machining systems that had a number of breakdowns, limiting productivity and machining quality. Both Kerry Nowak, CNC supervisor, and Clark Bourdon, president, would not settle for just any replacement system to machine ...

Published: 8/15/1999

Vertical Machining Center Cuts Production Time At Mold Maker
Every good business plan must contain a number of specific goals, not the least of which includes experienced, professional workers with the necessary tools to get their jobs done right. But turning goals that are written on a piece of paper into re...

Published: 5/15/1999

VMCs Cut Cycle Time
Precision is critical in this job shop, because it machines laser, medical, microscope, projector, presentation equipment and eye examination components out of aluminum, brass and stainless steel. Read how these new VMCs fit their plans and kept the...

Published: 2/1/1998

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...

Published: 10/1/1997

Aerospace Contractor Makes Chips Really Fly
With the recent surge in commercial aircraft orders and the continuation of major defense programs, the demand on aerospace suppliers has never been greater. In some cases, lot sizes have become smaller, requiring suppliers to be more flexible. Here...

Published: 9/1/1997

California Shop Reduces Cycle Times, Increases Productivity
In order to survive in today's competitive marketplace, small job shops must find ways to cut costs and increase productivity--all without sacrificing quality.