Production Machining

DEC 2018

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

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15 Precision Machining Industry Prognostications: How'd We Do? 16 PMPA Member ABF Engineering and Machining Finds Success in its Product Quality and Internal Software Development 19 Variables Data: Four Aspects of Every Measurement Features ON THE COVER: 30 Still Learning After 102 Years It's said that successful people endeavor to maintain the men- tality of being a student for a lifetime. Under four generations of family ownership, and a century-plus in business, Nolte Precise exemplifies this philosophy of always learning as it applies to a modern metalworking shop. By Chris Koepfer 34 An App to Simplify Setups is shop, specializing in high precision parts for the semicon- ductor industry, worked closely with its machine tool supplier to develop an app that drastically reduces setup times. By Chris Felix Columns & Departments 6 Turning Point 8 My Turn 10 Information Technology 12 News 22 Precision Machining Index 24 About Your Business 41 Products 45 Marketplace 47 Ad Index 48 Last Word 30 34 38 Special Report 26 Supply Chain Mastery is Critical in 2019 Case In Point 38 Turning Thin-Walled Aerospace Parts DECEMBER 2018 :: Volume 18 Issue 12 ABOUT THE COVER: Applying the latest CNC Swiss technology for lights-out manufacturing is helping 102-year-old Nolte Precise continue to thrive. CONTENTS productionmachining.com :: 3

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