These parts start as 37 pound forged blocks and wind up at the end about 2.5 pounds. That a lot of chips.
And it pretty much kept our two 5-axis mills busy throughout the summer. And it kept me busy programming.
Recently an email from a customer was brought to my attention. “Please keep bidding on contracts too. We need good suppliers like you that make us look good!!!!”
Let’s build a race car! On a typical day, we wind up milling or turning complex aerospace components. The kind of parts that wind up deep inside the airplane. The kind that no one ever sees again. So it’s exciting when we get to do something out of the ordinary for us. That’s what Mike, […]
When it comes to Quality with a capital Q, many sales people throw the word around. Few can show when they deliver. We consistently shine when it comes to our annual AS9100 certification audit. We don’t usually brag about it. This year I’ll make an exception. In accordance with AS9100D, Section 10.1, STC Industries/Spiral Tool […]
When is a mill a lathe? When is a lathe a mill? Is it turned? Is it milled? It’s both! Mill/Turn operations have become a major part of our palette of machining capabilities as of late. With the introduction of our 2 inch bar capacity, live-tool turning center early last year, the possibilities of improved […]
5 axis Milling can reduce the cost and improve accuracy in machined parts. We’ve always embraced new technology here. NC’s were in our shop in the 60′s-long before most of the industry had even heard of them, let along the average person on the street. Seems it wasn’t that long ago that “CNC-machined parts” caught […]