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Entrepreneurs Load Shops with Compact Machines | SME Media

Most CNC job shops and manufacturing contractors secure work before purchasing new machines. Typically, this method makes it easier for management to schedule jobs on specific machines and allows for more flexibility.

LeNoir “Len” E. Zaiser III and his son, Len E. Zaiser IV, are not most people, and their businesses are far from typical—they’re extraordinary. The father and son entrepreneur team puts production process first. Len Zaiser IV said developing skilled CNC machinists and programmers,

Benefits of horizontal CNC machining

CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.

Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

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Moving to Horizontal Machining Cuts Shop’s Cycle Time by 50%

Alicat Scientific manufactures precision mass flow instruments such as flow controllers, mass flow meters and differential pressure controllers. For much of its life, the company relied on three-axis vertical machining centers, but in July 2016, machine shop manager Greg Camron began looking at ways to increase the company’s throughput.

Multiple machine tool suppliers suggested ways he had already tried. “The only thing I knew at the time was vertical machining, so that’s what they showed me,”

Methods Machine Tools adds next generation of RoboCut to product line

Methods Machine Tools, a supplier of machine tools and automation equipment in North America, recently added the Fanuc RoboCut α- CiC series to its line of wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) products.

Steve Raucci, Methods’ technical sales director and RoboCut product manager, says: “The α-CiC series continues to push the boundaries of speed, precision, and reliability.

The next generation of the RoboCut features innovative technology, making it the most productive wire EDM machine on t

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