Makino magazine article
Delcam TV – ‘New Dimensions Precision Machining and Partmaker’
October, 2013 – Ken Schreiner
Union, Illinois manufacturer uses cutting-edge programming and PartMaker CADCAM software from Delcam to run its Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS)
Featured as cover story in McHenry County’s “Catalyst”
Magazine – 2006
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Modern Machine Shop – ‘Making the First Cut’
July, 2000 – Chris Koepfer
Excerpted from Modern Machine Shop:
As delivery and quality pressures mount on shops of all sizes and descriptions, many ways to streamline the throughput of parts are being evaluated. A few shops have turned attention to the sawing operation as a source of savings.
One such shop is New Dimensions Precision Manifold, Incorporated (Union, Illinois). This shop has successfully incorporated cold sawing into the part production process flow. As a result, significant cost reductions have been seen along with a reduction in lead-time.
Prototype work is a good example of throughput success. “We’ve reduced the lead time for prototypes (one to five pieces) from two weeks to three days,” says Mr. Halwix. “That was accomplished by significant investments in tooling and operator training.
A large tool storage area contains sufficient inventory to accomplish most operations required to make hydraulic blocks. “Getting work through the shop in three days automatically means we must have the cutting tools on hand,” says Mr. Halwix.
Read the full article at Modern Machine Shop.