Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs)

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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.

Published: 4/1/1997

One-Man Machine Shop Has Flexibility For Parts Many Shops Pass Up
Some of the most difficult parts for Boeing Aircraft are made not in a factory, but in a one-man machine shop located down a country lane, 23 miles south of Tacoma, Washington.

Published: 10/1/1996

Vertical Machining Center Reduces Cycle Time By 84 Percent
A certified subcontractor to Xerox, Space Labs, Barry Controls, ITT, Pacific Scientific, and Air Bus Industries, this shop's parts aren't required to be inspected. Parts are shipped directly from the job shop to the customer's production line.

Published: 4/20/1996

Manufacturer Increases Productivity More Than 300 Percent With CNC
Mac Stripers wants to leave its mark on the world. After ten years in business, the manufacturer of road-striping equipment reports $2 million in sales and is looking to double its 12,000 square-foot facility.

Published: 4/1/1996

Aerospace Lathe Shop Finds VMCs Enhance Commercial Work
There's no trick to reducing cycle time. It's simply a matter of knowing what tools to use for which parts.

Published: 3/20/1996

Customer-Dedicated Machining Cells To Assure Quality And Commitments
Kenlee Precision Corp. began operations in Baltimore as a general practice job shop in 1969. The business was started on the typical shoestring, with some borrowed capital, a few machine tools and plenty of moxie on the part of president/ owner Ken...

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