Production Machining

DEC 2018

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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the overall shrinkage of lot sizes (requiring more frequent change-over) and has impacted the production technology that the screw machine industry relied on for many years, moving it closer to the flexibility side of the equation. As a result, shops like Nolte have needed to change or perish. e family that owns Nolte chose to change, and as a result, will celebrate its 103rd birthday in 2019. We sat down with Doug Coster, Nolte's fourth generation owner and president, to discuss the company's ability to adapt in the past, present and future. So Many Choices For much of the history of Nolte Precise, the definition of a screw machine shop was pretty straightforward. It meant a shop's primary work was turned parts, often relatively simple and usually in large enough quantities that machines could be set up and dedicated to production of a single job or set of jobs for a given customer. e machine tool technology was built around cam-actuated slide movements that demanded specific :: Among the ancillary accessories important for lights-out production include high-pressure coolant and fire suppression, shown here. :: Behind the headstock of the Tsugami BO 206 is the convertible kit that allows the machine to run with or without a guide bushing. skills and a lot of time for setup. Once it was set, the machine could run "automatically" for significant times with little operator interference. Product life cycles were much longer and a given set of basic part specifications could remain virtually unchanged, Still Learning :: 31

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