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Automated Oil Coupling Cell Reduces Footprint, Increases Productivity

March 7, 2013

A manufacturer of API and premium couplings used for deep oil drilling wanted to significantly reduce its cost-per-part, utilize less floor space and address operator safety concerns. Gosiger Automation worked closely with other Okuma Partners in THINC to develop an automated cell occupying

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Blind Machinists Cut Setup Time by 50% with Okuma Machining Centers from Gosiger

February 20, 2013

Seattle, Washington-based Lighthouse for the Blind is a not-for-profit that creates employment for blind, deaf, and other individuals challenged by physical disabilities. One of their crowning achievements is a machine shop servicing the aerospace industry. However, when the organization

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Gosiger Automation Cuts Cycle Time From 45 Minutes to Less Than 17

December 14, 2012

Kitchen Aid 1 Gosiger Automation recently worked with a manufacturer of rotors used in air compressors that wanted to improve the productivity of its grinding operation. The company was also concerned with employee health and safety issues due to

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4 Success Secrets of the Most Profitable CNC Machine Shops

November 26, 2012

Gardner Research recently completed an in-depth study of CNC machine shops to better understand what separates high-performance shops – those that excel at income, profit and growth – from average ones. The study found that the characteristics of these higher performing CNC machine shops

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What is the True Cost of Owning a CNC Machine?

September 20, 2012

Like any other major purchase, most of us tend to focus on the initial pricetag of manufacturing equipment, and it’s sometimes difficult to rationalize the cost difference between two similar machines. In the case of CNC machine tools, Machining Center “A” may not look much different from

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Tool & Die Shop Expands Capabilities with new VMC from Gosiger

August 31, 2012

New Call-to-action Nick Sluterbeck is the fourth generation to work in his family’s Clayton, Ohio-based business, Sluterbeck Tool Co. Started by Nick’s great-grandfather in the 2-car garage of his home in 1953, the versatile tool & die company now

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Gosiger Automation Grinding System Boosts CNC Machine Shop Efficiency to 185%

July 10, 2012

A CNC machine shop in the Midwest (they’ve asked to remain anonymous) runs batches of 500 – 6,000 parts for a variety of metalworking customers. One of their specialties is precision grinding of multi-faceted cylindrical parts. When they sought to add capacity to their grinding operation, they

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Gosiger Factory Automation Improves Pump Maker’s Productivity by 40%

June 19, 2012

Many energy providers are turning to the process of well fracturing which is good news for CNC shops like Premium Frac Pumps in Fort Worth, Texas. The company makes a line of well fracturing pumps that are critical to this process.

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Gosiger Factory Automation Key to Tool Maker’s Sales Growth

May 14, 2012

RFM, a unit of Mitsubishi Materials USA, manufactures indexable, multi-pocketed milling cutters, end mills and drills. The Brighton, Michigan facility quadrupled its annual sales and increased production output 25% by applying Gosiger Factory Automation technologies to its machining processes.

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Service as Well as CNC Machine Performance Key to Manufacturer’s Productivity Improvements

April 24, 2012

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Morbark, Inc. is the industry leader in heavy-duty wood harvesting equipment known for performance and reliability. So Central Machine Shop Director, Joe Faber wasn’t about to settle for anything less in his CNC machines.

“When we were

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