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KENT, Wash. - Smalley Steel Ring Company, a global leader in the design and manufacture of retaining rings and wave springs, has donated an OMAX 2652 to the College of Lake County (CLC) in Grayslake, Illinois. The abrasive waterjet machining center is the college’s first and broadens the CNC/Machine Tool Trades Department's ability to offer the waterjet technology skills sought by...Read More »
Every once in a while, Jack McGrail will cut a potential customer's part for free, just to prove a point. These rare occasions usually involve customers who are convinced that the work is best suited for Mr. McGrail's wire EDM equipment. Typically, their initial skepticism becomes pleasant surprise with the revelation that he can meet required specifications in less time using abrasive...Read More »
Cancer patients receiving treatment at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, have no idea that the same facility houses a working machine shop. This small, but wellequipped, shop plays a key role in supporting not only patient treatments, but also cancer research, in particular DNA sequencing.
The majority of work done at the...Read More »
ERA Industries Inc of Franklin, Illinois, is a privately held precision machine job shop that has recently discovered the versatility of abrasive waterjet technology. ERA traditionally focuses on components for military vehicles and commercial aerospace. In August 2007, the company purchased its first OMAX machine, a Model 55100 JetMachining Center with 55 inches by 100...Read More »