For years, job shops used only wire EDM or laser equipment for cutting precision parts. Abrasivejet machining was new to the industry, and not yet considered practical. Today, state-of-the-art technology has successfully reconciled full-scale abrasivejet production with consistent precision results. And job shops that procure this technology stand to boost their profit margins in return.
Steve R. Miller, president of Milco Wire EDM, in Huntington Beach, CA, and owner of Milco Waterjet, would be the first to agree.
Miller started out in 1972 as a tool and die apprentice. He worked in more than a dozen deep draw, progressive, and compound die shops until taking on wire EDM as his primary vocation.