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Published: 10/20/2018

Shop Evolves with CNC Turning
Debbie Sommers answered a newspaper ad for a receptionist job at a South Elgin, Illinois, screw machine shop in 1980. Today, she owns the shop, an 18,000-square-foot facility with 20 employees and sales growth of 25 percent in 2017.

Published: 11/17/2017

Two New Twists on Thread Whirling
Thread whirling as a metalworking process dates to the 1940s. Recently, developments in production speeds, based on this increasingly popular process, are impacting thread manufacturers.

Published: 10/15/2014

Large Threading with Single Spindle
Oilfield pipes require large, quality threads. This Texas shop is getting the performance it needs from two recently implemented big bore lathes.

Published: 10/17/2013

Racing to High Tech Turning
A manufacturer of race car components gets higher RPM, quicker rapids and a sophisticated control with a new lineup of turning machines.

Published: 1/17/2013

Automatic Lathes Provide Zero Defects, Three-Shift Production
Being competitive these days is essential, yet becoming more difficult.

Published: 10/18/2012

Probing for Quality
Committed employee owners are the foundation of this company’s achievements in high precision manufacturing.

Published: 10/19/2011

Moving Up to CNC for Smaller Lot Sizes
This small shop has a large presence. CNC is playing a significant role in the company’s ability to deliver parts for the big stage.

Published: 8/21/2008

Swiss Shop Shows Its Value
Open communication, preplanning and quality control go a long way in maximizing the productivity of this company’s Swiss machines.

Published: 8/1/2007

Engineering Employees
Today, the lack of skilled manufacturing employees is the major problem holding this company back. To clear the way for growth tomorrow, the company is determined to solve this problem. The answer is an internal university for developing the skills ...

Published: 2/19/2007

Want To Do Medical Work? Set Up To Perform
This Midwest manufacturer has found its niche in machining parts for the medical industry. Much of its success is attributable to its efficient use of single-spindle CNC turning centers. However, the company prefers to talk about what happens when t...