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Shop Solutions: Volumetric Machining Lightens Racing Manifold Intakes

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2014

When Brandon Switzer started Switzer Dynamics, he knew the equipment he would need to continue his career in building engines and intake manifolds for drag racing. He had started shops before, the first time right out of high school to support his own drag racing, and after a few years of working solo, he leveraged his experience, expertise and reputation into a partnership in Alabama, followed by a new shop. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Feeding the Beast at Miller Welding with FMS



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2014

When its aging fleet of 630-mm horizontal machining centers needed to be retired, Miller Welding & Machine (Brookville, PA), a shop that specializes in fabrications, had two options: replace multiple stand-alone machines or upgrade to a multipallet automation system. Full Article

Shop Solutions: CNC Provides Shop with Needed Flexibility



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2014

Baum Machine (Appleton, WI) is one of the most complete custom machine shops in northeast Wisconsin. Baum’s capabilities include prototype and quantity production runs on a wide variety of machined and simple or complex fabricated components. To meet their customers’ requirements, Baum requires flexibility, not just from their people, but also from their equipment. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Shop Gives Props to Cellular Manufacturing



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

3/1/2014

Hartzell Propeller Inc. (Piqua, OH) manufactures propeller assemblies—basically every component from an aircraft’s engine forward to its nose. The company, which traces its roots back to a relationship with the Wright Brothers, employs 300 people and is a high-volume production shop that runs 24/7. It produces between 350 and 400 propeller assemblies per month with each assembly constituting about 200 individual parts. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Machining Features that Aren't Really There



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

3/1/2014

ETJ Corp. (Austin, TX) is a small precision manufacturing company that is having good success in using CAM to develop manufacturing processes to machine replacement wing flap tracks for the US Air Force’s 40 year-old, C-5 transport plane. Within recent months, the company has submitted first articles and the required certified process documentation for three versions of the flap tracks. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Subsea Control Depends on Accurate Machining



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

2/1/2014

FMC Technologies is a Houston, TX-based developer and manufacturer of oil and gas production control systems (PCS), which consist of topside controls, power equipment, a subsea control module (SCM), various sensors, and subsea electrical and hydraulic distribution equipment. Full Article

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