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Published: 4/15/2020

At Purdue University, Emergency Production of PPE and Ventilator Fittings
After campus had largely shut down, several labs and departments at the venerated engineering school organized with local hospitals to manufacture critical parts needed to fight the coronavirus.

Published: 4/11/2020

Manufacturing Association Aids Shop’s Pivot to Ventilator Parts
After reaching out to the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association, a shop that typically serves oil and gas and heavy industry was able to quickly fill an order for ventilator parts.

Published: 4/1/2020

Making Waves with Lathe Automation
After years of relying on an extensive machining cell for part production, this marine equipment manufacturer has now reduced part handling and improved quality through use of single-setup lathes and automated loading and unloading.

Published: 3/26/2020

Growing Closer: Machine Shops and 3D Printing for Production
Machining a large 3D-printed part for aerospace composite tooling is fundamentally different than manufacturing the part traditionally. Baker Industries knows this first-hand.

Published: 2/5/2020

Acquire to Hire: This New York Manufacturer Sees Buying Shops as the Best Way to Add Staff
Designatronics’ CEO says, “We can access a few million dollars more business” with each skilled machining employee who can perform complex setups and other sophisticated work from day one.

Published: 1/23/2020

Multitasking Forms Hub of Shop’s Propeller Production Efficiency
Outsourcing machining for complex hub assemblies resulted in months-long lead times and lack of control. A Mazak multitasking machine allowed Whirlwind Propellers to bring production in house.

Published: 5/5/2019

Running Unattended at Night Lets Machine Shop Serve New Customers During Day
Precision Tool Technologies found capacity for diversification not by adding machines, people or space, but by freeing up time. Running unattended—running so it can machine through all 168 hours in the week—has enabled this shop to use h...

Published: 10/28/2019

A Seven-Axis Multitasking Machine Demands a CAM Software Upgrade
A new order led Forbidn Manufacturing to buy a multitasking machine, but to program it effectively required taking on Esprit CAM software. The combination produces the part in two hours instead of eight.

Published: 10/23/2019

Multitasking Machining Center Cuts Process Steps as Well as Metal
Consistent queue delays between the lathe and the drilling machine led Koso KentIntrol to purchase a multitasking machine from Starrag that was capable of doing both. 

Published: 6/3/2019

Tackling the Aerospace Supplier’s Dilemma: Scalability
Automation and robotics can go a long way toward increasing capacity and growing a business dedicated to aerospace manufacturing. But Trinity Precision has learned that refining the indirect and unseen aspects of its operations can be just as valuab...