When S&S Machine Inc. went shopping for a second Mazak Quickturn turning center, it had no idea a huge job was on the way, and so it decided against the automatic loader option. At the time, the Union Grove, N. C., jobshop was running a couple...
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With aluminum milling on the rise, jobshops are improving machine productivity, saving money, and maintaining good finishes with tooling made just for aluminum.
A vise doesn't always become a dedicated workholding system just because a shop carves the jaws.
When production suddenly picks up, a retrofitable gantry loader can save the day.