9/26/2017

Swiss-Type Machining Adds Capacity for Shop

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Around for more than 70 years, Precision Metal Products Co. is a third-generation machine shop that became more competitive through Swiss-type machining. 

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Acmes and Davenports

The banks of Acmes and Davenports have been augmented with the addition of a CNC department.

 

Around for more than 70 years, Precision Metal Products Company is a third-generation machine shop. With 14 1-inch Acmes and 26 Davenports up to 3/4 inch a major focus is the automotive industry with furniture, rail, heavy equipment and appliance industries covering the rest. In recent years the addition of a CNC Swiss-type machining capability has allowed the company to transition.

The last decade or so has seen business increase for Precision Metal. This can be chalked up to several reasons, including rising prices in China and Asia, transportation costs and quality issues and lead times because of distance. The response for U.S. companies is to become more competitive through lean practices. For Precision Metal this involved getting into Swiss-type machining.

Chris Koepfer writes more about how the CNC Swiss department has created additional capacity for Precision Metal Products Company and what other companies can learn from this in PM column, “Adding Swiss Machining to the Production Mix.” Read the entire article here.


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