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Published: 6/19/2006

Mill/Turn Centers Spur Shop's Growth With Increased Uptime
After adding a 12,000-square-foot addition onto an existing 32,000-square-foot facility, the management of Nolte Precise Manufacturing (Cincinnati, Ohio) is in the mindset to expand its business and improve its processes, allowing it to grow not onl...

Published: 12/21/2005

Turning Centers Improve Efficiency For OEM
When Dairy Pipe Lines (United Kingdom), a hygienic valve manufacturer, wanted to incorporate additional CNC turning efficiency and capacity into its Saffron Walden (Essex, England) facility, it selected a trio of Kia turning centers from Hyundai-Kia...

Published: 9/14/2005

Shop Jumps Into CNC Machining
Although this shop was already established and highly successful, it recently decided to make the "jump" into CNC machines, acquiring three new machines.

Published: 9/14/2005

Changing Products With Higher Quality And Productivity
Advanced Secondaries, Inc. has an unusual position in the marketplace. By making specials from standard screw machine parts or cold-headed parts for the past 30 years, this company has found its comfortable niche.

Published: 5/24/2005

U.K. Shop Is Turned On To Lights-Out Machining
Fisadco Engineering, a Hull, United Kingdom precision machining firm, had some reservations about unmanned machining, but it has become a staunch advocate since it installed a Tornado 220M lights-out turning package from Colchester CNC (Kalamazoo, M...

Published: 4/19/2005

Pipe Fittings Produced In A Single Operation
As with many manufacturers today, streamlining production to stay competitive in the global market has become increasingly important at this company. Thatýs why it sought out a machine to produce a double-ended pipe fitting in a single operation as ...

Published: 7/7/2004

Lights-Out Machining Boosts Turning Capacity
A Colchester Tornado A50 CNC lathe, equipped with a bar feed, Renishaw probing, tool monitoring, pickoff unit, swarf conveyor and production-scheduling software, is providing lights-out production capability for Altex Engineering, a (Calne, Wiltshir...

Published: 9/1/2003

Looking For Solutions In New Places
When this shop needed a new turning center to produce small parts quickly, it looked to the Haas Mini Lathe for the solution.

Published: 3/15/2003

Converting An OD Pickoff To An ID Pickoff
It's easy to make equipment purchasing decisions when the customer commits to a fixed number of parts, but it's something else entirely when there is no such commitment and the job could go away at any time.

Published: 1/15/2003

Slashing Secondary Ops With New Swiss CNCs
This company employs 55 people. As labor costs have continued to grow, ownership has begun to realize that the only way to maintain profit margins is to become more efficient. Analyzing the operation, they've honed in on eliminating, or it least dra...