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Published: 9/23/2008

Investing For Success In Demanding Markets
This company constantly strives to uphold a quality reputation, stay lean and continue to expand its business. It attributes its most recent success to the addition of three Variaxis machining centers.

Published: 12/19/2007

Start-Up Shop Makes Splash Machining Aluminum Guitars
This shop needed a CNC machine to produce aluminum guitars. Equipped with probing capability and the visual quick code (VQC) programming system, the Hass VF-3 VMC has the flexibility to product not only guitars, but also a range of other components,...

Published: 6/14/2007

Cutting Hard And Soft Materials Quickly With Versatile VMC
By the very nature of their business, contract machining shops are constantly looking for ways to sharpen their capabilities and reduce costs to quote jobs more competitively. Price, along with quality and delivery, can contribute to a winning recip...

Published: 9/15/2002

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...

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...