Case Studies

Manchester Job Shop Cuts Cycle Times in Half Using VoluMill

Spartan Aerospace mills some of the toughest stuff around. Inconel 718, Waspalloy, Rene 41—these are just a few of the high-temp superalloys that keep machinists awake at night. Sometime in early 2011, Engineering Manager Lionel Andújar grew tired of watching their legacy CAM system send...

Air Force Sustainable Manufacturing Success

The U.S. Air Force, always known for “pushing the envelope” with the hardware and technology it puts in the sky, also is actively seeking a competitive advantage with the way aircraft and weapons systems are developed and manufactured. Bringing new assets to the flight line faster and at lower cost not only provides tactical and...

McMillan Machine Case Study - Firearms manufacturer sees windfall savings

The Business Challenge

When a Navy Seal takes aim at a target through the scope of his TAC™- 50 McMillan Tactical Rifle, he does so with confidence in his weapon-maker’s nearly 40 years of precision firearms manufacturing.

Gale McMillan, founder of the sevenentity McMillan family of...

Dayton’s AFC Tool Sees “Incredible” Material Removal Rates

DAYTON, Ohio – As a supplier to industries that demand near perfection in price-sensitive markets, AFC Tool, a division of FC Industries, is always on the lookout for ways to improve productivity, manufacturing processes and the bottom line. It found one way with the high-performance toolpath engine...

Platform-changing machining technology is making manufacturers more cost competitive

Manufacturers in North America must balance a multitude of issues to stay profitable. Increased competition from overseas manufacturing with its access to cheap labor, the reduced availability of qualified workers in the manufacturing trades, and tightening employee and environmental regulatory...