Learning by Doing

Before the company goes prime time with its EDM capability, DuPage is learning the intricacies of this specialized process by cutting and sharpening carbide form tools for its own needs.

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DuPage owners the Knuepfers, Bill, Dave Sr. and Dave Jr

Sometimes acquiring new metalworking skills are best refined inside a company’s own shop. Before taking a chance of trying something new with a customer, it might be wise to test it out in a more forgiving environment. That’s the theme of a story we published about DuPage Machine Products, a Chicago family-owned job shop that is refining its skills in wire EDM with the prospect of going commercial in time.

Before the company goes prime time with its EDM capability, DuPage is learning the intricacies of this specialized process by cutting and sharpening carbide form tools for its own needs. Feeding the cutting tool needs of its multi-spindle and single machine tools keeps the tool room busy, but the owners are keeping an eye on growth. Read about how they are moving into EDM capabilities by learning it in-house. Click here to read the story.