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Shop Solutions: Outsourced Automotive Jobs Head Back Home

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2015

Dynamic Manufacturing (Melrose Park, IL) is a Tier One vendor of transmission parts for GM and other major automotive OEMs, Chrysler, Allison, and most recently Ford. Dynamic has created an operational model that positions itself to bid projects resulting from plant closures in other countries and bring outsourced parts back on-shore. Full Article

Shop Solutions: High-Feed Mill Faces Large Valve Flanges Faster



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2015

Many valve makers still do their flange facing by turning with single-point stick tools. After all, valves are basically round and have two or more flanges to be brought into tolerance and flatness specs. Glenn Hennen, a 15-year veteran machinist at DeZurik-APCO-Hilton (Sartell, MN), believed there had to be a better way. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Untended Machining Fuels Aerotech's Growth



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2015

Delivering geometrically complex parts cut from unforgiving superalloys—on time and on budget—requires the coordinated efforts of an extensive team of talented individuals with exceptional systems and equipment working toward a common objective. Although technical and sophisticated, aerospace manufacturing is a “people” business, too, according to Joey Jones, owner of Aerotech Machining Inc. (Bloomingdale, GA). Full Article

Shop Solutions: Andretti Corners Indy Racing with Innovative Tooling



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

3/1/2015

Andretti Autosport, based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, boasts four IndyCar Series championships, two Indy Lights titles, one Pro Mazda championship, one USF2000 championship and has won the Indianapolis 500 three times—including its victory in 2014. Full Article

Shop Solutions: HMC's Precision Puts Clamps on Leaky Pipelines



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

3/1/2015

PLIDCO-The Pipe Line Development Co. (Westlake, OH), founded in 1949 by Joseph B. and Berneice K. Smith, manufactures high-pressure pipeline repair and maintenance fittings for onshore and offshore applications for the global gas, oil, water, chemical, steam, and slurry industries. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Tooling Partnership Wins Races with Performance



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

3/1/2015

Roush Yates Engines (RYE; Mooresville, NC) is a 10-year-old company that was founded by Jack Roush, Robert Yates, and Doug Yates to be the sole factory-supported engine building facility for the Ford FR9. All of the Ford FR9 engines that are used in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck Series are built by Roush Yates Engines. Full Article

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