Top Shops Profile: XL Machine

XL Machine Co. Inc. was 2017's Top Shops Honors Program winner in the category of machining technology.

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XL Machine is this year’s Top Shops Honors Program winner in the machining technology category. The shop has more than 75 CNC machine tools in its Three Rivers, Michigan, facility that are well-suited for prototypes, tooling, low to medium volume production runs and specialty production runs. This includes advanced equipment such as HMCs, five-axis machines, turn/mills and a universal grinding machine. Many of these are fitted with features such as touch probes, tool setting probes, quick-change fixturing, magnetic chucks, high-pressure through-tool coolant delivery and collision avoidance systems.

Founded in 1976, XL Machine began as a quality, prototype machine shop. Today, this core function is paired with a more complete, large-capacity production facility. The shop believes its ability to invest in new technology continues to provide the leading-edge capabilities necessary to distinguish itself from its competitors.

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End Markets Served

  • Automotive
  • Die/mold
  • Equipment/machinery
  • Off-road/construction
  • Power generation

Workpiece Materials Commonly Machined

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • CFRP
  • High-temp alloys
  • Stainless steel
  • Steel alloys
  • Titanium 
  • Tool steel

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