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Seeking Machinist and Tool Maker

Duties and Responsibilities of the Job: Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools. • Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications, making adjustments as […]

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Blanket Ordering Stamped Parts

Especially with stamping, the economies of scale are substantial when it comes to part ordering.  Due to transportation and processing set up costs; maximizing material order weights in critical.  Also with Set-Up Time costs equal to the cost of Producing Tens Of Thousands Of Parts; it is critical to limit the number of set ups […]

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Seeking Experienced Tool & Die Maker

Duties and Responsibilities of the Job: Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools. • Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications, making adjustments as […]

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New Digital Image Dimension Measuring System

We recently purchased a new piece of equipment for our quality lab which will cut the time required to check flat parts to a fraction of that previously required.  This will result in greater frequency of inspection and higher quality for your parts. Large Field of View 200 × 200 mm 7.87 × 7.87″ in […]

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Are Trade Shows Dead?

For the last 5 years we have only done one trade show for custom part manufacturers and its results have lessened every year.  We have tentatively decided that we are longer going to do any trade shows, but we would like the input of our customer base.  Please share your opinion  

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New Wire EDM Machine

As part our ongoing effort to better serve our customers, we’ve invested in another new Wire EDM machine for faster response to new tooling, die repair and prototyping needs. Mitsubishi MD+PRO III: 32″ x 28″ Workpiece Size .004″ Wire Diameter

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Standard Gauge Tolerances For Sheet Metal & Coil

Having been unable to find a good compilation of standard gauge tolerances; and those standard gauges & their tolerances being the most economical raw material to purchase; we’ve assembled the following guideline chart. Gauge  HR Steel HR Tol Galv Steel Galv Tol Stainless Steel SS Tol Aluminum 3 0.2391 +/-.009 0.25 0.2294 4 0.2242 +/-.009 0.2344 […]

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