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Shop Solutions: CNC Retrofit Improves Job Shop Performance

Major Tool & Machine (MTM: Indianapolis, IN) is a large job shop, producing precision milled and turned hardware throughout the company’s 500,000 ft2 (46,451 m2) Indiana facility for mission critical, one-off projects for leading aerospace, energy, nuclear, and defense companies. According to owner and CEO Steve Weyreter, MTM started with an aggressive retrofit strategy.

Viewpoints Blog

Viewpoints: A Closer Look at Alternative Machining

New material substrates and an increasing number of compact designs in aerospace engines, automotive transmissions, medical devices and elsewhere have had the dual effect of stimulating more creative approaches to machining, plus a review of the many techniques long classified as nontraditional.

Quality

Quality Scan: CT Scans: Not Just for Doctors Anymore

Computed Tomography or CT, as it’s commonly known, has been used in the medical field for years, but it’s use in industry has lagged far behind. Medical CT machines take multiple X-ray slices through human bodies so doctors can get a complete 3D image of the interior of the body.

Controls & Software

Pumping Up Productivity with Waterjet Machining

Abrasive waterjet technologies continue to advance with steadily improving speed and precision, cutting an extremely diverse range of materials. Today’s abrasive waterjet machines are used to quickly and accurately cut a wide range of parts ranging from large aerospace and automotive metal components to stone and granite as well as smaller parts with tiny feature sizes used in tools, implants and medical devices.

AeroDef

Against the Odds at MTM

The odds are often stacked against May Technology & Manufacturing Inc. (MTM) when it comes to its aerospace work. For starters, the Kansas City, MO, shop operates in an intense high-mix/low-volume production environment, which affords little, if any, time for job setups and test runs.

Event Coverage

GF Machining Solutions, GF Piping Systems Share New Irvine, CA, Facility

Georg Fischer is a Swiss-based global company with 14,000 employees in three business units serving global industries involved in water and gas transport (GF Piping Systems), precision parts manufacturing (GF Machining Solutions), and automotive safety and efficiency (GF Automotive).In early October, two of the three business units GF Machining Solutions and GF Piping Systems, celebrated the dedication of their new 105,000 ft2 joint facility in Irvine, California, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house.


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