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Exploring the: Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs) Zone
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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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