Production Machining

NOV 2017

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

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17 PMPA Membership Value 18 PMPA Member Laurel Steel Finds Success in Quality Products and Workplace Safety 19 Thinking About New Employee Outreach from the Shop's Perspective 21 Decarburization and Your Precision Machine Shop Features ON THE COVER: 28 Get Five-Axis Machining on a Three-Axis VMC Machine shops want and need to eliminate steps in the manufacturing process. Adding four- or five-axis capability to an existing three-axis VMC is a practical way to achieve five- sided machining using a single setup. By Chris Koepfer 32 Locked and Loaded for Further Growth in Firearms Production Even with a strong and varied manufacturing background, it wasn't until a few years ago that this father and son team found its way into the manufacture of weaponry components. Nonetheless, business is booming. By Chris Felix 38 Following Cleaning Protocols ree industry standard requirements are examined here as well as how well these requirements play together with customer-specific standards. Contributed by Ben Lang Columns & Departments 6 Turning Point 8 My Turn 10 Information Technology 12 News 14 Gardner Business Index 24 About Your Business 42 Coming Clean 44 Parts Cleaning Products 46 Products 55 Marketplace 59 Ad Index 60 Last Word 32 36 38 Tech Brief 26 Getting the Most from MQL Case In Point 36 Shop/Supplier Relationship is Critical to Success NOVEMBER 2017 :: Volume 17 Issue 11 ABOUT THE COVER: Adding a rotary/tilt table to an existing three-axis machining center can increase a shop's capability to bid on more complex types of work. CONTENTS :: 3

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