Testimonial about a New HMC

CS Tool Engineering, a mold manufacturer in Cedar Springs, Michigan, credits the addition of a Makino a82 HMC with a pallet changer and modular fixturing system for reducing setup time by half.

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The shop’s experience demonstrates that such features aren’t useful only for production environments. Streamlining setups can be equally beneficial for a high-mix, low-volume operation like a mold shop, particularly for engineering changes. That story is told in the video above, produced by Makino, as well as this January issue case study.


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