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Shop Solutions: Tool Bites Hours Off Inconel Cycle Time

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

9/1/2014

You know you have a problem workpiece on your hands when your outsourcing vendors turn down the work. Inconel parts do that. As a result, Cambron Engineering’s (Bay City, MI) already full backlog was overflowing, creating strong company interest in cycle time reduction for a particularly vexing feature on the Inconel parts. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Precision Gundrilling Boosts Auto Performance



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

9/1/2014

A technology that dates to the early Industrial Revolution is currently enabling automotive manufacturers to achieve mileage goals and improve performance. Thanks to such advances as high-precision chucks, specially engineered tooling, and sophisticated workholding methods, modern gundrilling technology, coupled with advanced valve engineering, is delivering cutting-edge results in a high-production environment. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Deep-Hole Drilling on Standard Machines



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

9/1/2014

Mitsubishi MHS drills are used for drilling extreme depth, small-diameter holes in case-hardened and heat-treated steel on standard machining centers, instead of special machines, at ZF Friedrichshafen AG (Passau, Germany). Holes can be drilled with depths up to 60 times the tool diameter cost-effectively, precisely and reliably without special machines. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Quick-Change Tooling Primes Pump Production



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

8/1/2014

Long job changeover times and setup scrap constantly hindered drive-shaft machining operations at Bosch Rexroth Corporation’s drives and controls plant in Fountain Inn, SC. The shop desperately needed to reduce setup scrap and the almost 60 minutes of downtime that occurred every time it switched from one hydraulic pump drive-shaft job to the next on its twin-spindle/twin-turret turning machines. Full Article

Shop Solutions -- Making the Grade: New Solutions Make Precision Products More Competitive



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

7/9/2014

Precision Products Inc. had a reputation to uphold. Known for machining a wide variety of quality components in a very efficient manner, the company is successful because it never rests on its laurels. Management continuously searches for new ways to optimize their processes, fine-tune their operation and stay on top of current trends. But after purchasing a new machine and earning a contract for components machined in stainless steel, owner and engineer Bruce Palmer was no longer in his comfort zone and needed external support. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Safe, Productive Fume Extraction Technology



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

7/1/2014

Vermeer Corp., a family-owned and operated company was founded in Pella, IA, in 1948. Vermeer provides agricultural and industrial equipment to customers in more than 60 nations for industries including biomass, landscaping, pipeline, surface mining, tree care, and utility installation. For Vermeer, building a quality product for customers starts with a foundation of well-trained, skilled employees who are valued as its most important resource. Full Article

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