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Shop Solutions: Quick-Change Tooling Primes Pump Production

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

8/1/2014

Long job changeover times and setup scrap constantly hindered drive-shaft machining operations at Bosch Rexroth Corporation’s drives and controls plant in Fountain Inn, SC. The shop desperately needed to reduce setup scrap and the almost 60 minutes of downtime that occurred every time it switched from one hydraulic pump drive-shaft job to the next on its twin-spindle/twin-turret turning machines. Full Article

Shop Solutions -- Making the Grade: New Solutions Make Precision Products More Competitive



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

7/9/2014

Precision Products Inc. had a reputation to uphold. Known for machining a wide variety of quality components in a very efficient manner, the company is successful because it never rests on its laurels. Management continuously searches for new ways to optimize their processes, fine-tune their operation and stay on top of current trends. But after purchasing a new machine and earning a contract for components machined in stainless steel, owner and engineer Bruce Palmer was no longer in his comfort zone and needed external support. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Safe, Productive Fume Extraction Technology



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

7/1/2014

Vermeer Corp., a family-owned and operated company was founded in Pella, IA, in 1948. Vermeer provides agricultural and industrial equipment to customers in more than 60 nations for industries including biomass, landscaping, pipeline, surface mining, tree care, and utility installation. For Vermeer, building a quality product for customers starts with a foundation of well-trained, skilled employees who are valued as its most important resource. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Multipallet HMC Builds KanBan Performance



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

7/1/2014

Kenlee Precision Corp. (Baltimore, MD) knows very well the demands that blanket order contracts for multiple parts and different customers can place on a manufacturing operation. “Every week we release a myriad of parts for customers that require reduced lead times, exacting quantities and specifications, on-time delivery and of course, 100% quality,” said Kenneth Lewis Sr., owner of Kenlee Precision. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Auto Tranny Gear Can't Beat Automated Brush Deburring



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

7/1/2014

HHI Forging, the largest supplier of forged and forged/machined steel components in North America, produces wheel-end, transmission, drivetrain, and steering and suspension components for such transportation industry customers as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, and Harley-Davidson. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Advanced Honing Masters Engine's Peaks and Valleys



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

6/1/2014

Dart Machinery (Troy, MI) is a world leader in manufacturing engine blocks for racing and high performance enthusiasts, as well as replacement blocks for a variety of Detroit V-8 engines. Dart uses the SV-20 advanced flexible honing system from Sunnen Products Co. (St. Louis) to “master the peaks and valleys” in honing cylinder bores to produce custom results with near-mass production efficiency. Full Article

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