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Metal Tech Shop Maximizes Value

By Staff Sgt. Francesca Popp

3rd Wing Public Affairs

Airmen in the 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s metals technology shop are maximizing value while minimizing waste by making what customers need from scratch.

On a daily basis, they can produce two-dimensional “parts” for just about any aircraft here.

“With our computer design...

AdChem Keeps on the Cutting Edge With Waterjets

AdChem Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (ACMT) of Manchester, CT prides itself on investing in the latest technology. “In our industry, that’s what helps us grow,” said Michael Polo, president and owner. So when a customer came to them unhappy with the heat-affected zone from laser cutting, ACMT invested in an abrasive waterjet.

Following a stint with his father...

Jetmachining a Path to More Business

Earl Maudlin, President of Kemah, Texas-based Maudlin& Son Mfg. Co., Inc.would not use the company’s sixty years of business success as an excuse for complacency. It was his ongoing desire to improve shop performance that led Maudlin & Son to purchase its third waterjet machine, the OMAX 2652A JetMachining Center.

On the Cutting Edge Maudlin & Son has always sought...

Building a Business on Waterjet Cutting

Today's waterjet systems attract more work than most shops realize.

By Charles Bates Senior Editor

When Patrick Hill and Mario Marotti started their jobshop, they banked their business on one machine: an abrasive-waterjet system. They did so because they believed the technology offered more opportunities for jobs from many diverse markets as compared to conventional machining...

A.B.M. Tool & Die Believes in Maximizing New Technology

A.B.M. Tool & Die Co. Ltd. was started in 1969 by Armando Blagonic as a job shop offering both machining and fabricating services. Today, A.B.M. has expanded into large metal stamping manufacturing, also providing design and tool building expertise for progressive stamping dies.

As a full service supplier in metal stamping, A.B.M. provides complete welded sub-assemblies for their...

Job Shop Gets Abrasivejet Edge on Competition

"Abrasivejet technology is widely known in the metalworking industry, but what's not so widely known is how to apply it to specific production jobs," states Scott McFarlane, President of Cutting Technology, Inc., a job shop located in Auburn, Washington.

An 11-year veteran of EDM systems, McFarlane says he based his new company on abrasivejet technology because "even...

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