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The Awesome Double Column Machining Centers from SNK since 1958

SNK RB-M Series Multi Centers (Since 1958)

SNK has been manufacturing Double Column Machining Centers for over 50 years, with over 5,000 units installed world-wide. RB-M Series Machining Centers deliver productive 5-face, single set-up machining at an affordable price. Rigid double column design and construction assures peak precision and excellent work envelope access. These machines have both an automatic tool changer and right-angle attachment changer. A wide assortment of spindles is available to meet specific machining requirements. In addition to the X, Y & Z axes, a CNC controlled 4th axis (W) expands machining capability and provides exceptional rigidity for rigorous cutting conditions. The generous quill stroke (Z) allows exceptional access to cavities simplifying deep hole cutting.

Features/Benefits

5-Face, Single Set-Up Machining

-1 degree indexing (standard) expands multi-face machining capability

-Reduces set-up time - boosts productivity

-Maintains geometries for optimum precision

-Wide assortment of special attachments available including universal, 30 degrees inclined and more

Affordably Priced

-Fast return on investment

Rigid Double Column Design and Construction

-Optimum machine rigidity for rigorous machining

-Superb accuracy and finish capability

-Easy access to work table simplifies set-up

Automatic Tool Changer and Right-Angle Attachment Changer

-Streamlines 5-face machining operations

Wide Assortment of Spindles

-High-speed, High-power, High-torque

CNC Controlled 4th Axis (W)

-Allows expanded machining capability with added rigidity

Generous Quill Stroke

-Ideal for deep pocket machining and tall workpieces

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The Very Affordable and Highly Productive: Hwacheon D2-5AX 5-Axis Machining Center

Easily automated mid-sized 5-axis machining center affordable universal machining

D2-5AX is equipped with an acceleration/deceleration conveyance system design optimized for a minimal cycle time and has a structure that allows an easy access to robots and AWC, showing excellent performance in mass production. In addition, it is equipped with the processing software technology developed by Hwacheon to provide improved productivity and accuracy as well as excellent processing quality. High performance single block rigid gantry structure vertical machining center. The symmetric structure provides stability and high precision machining. Moreover, the short distance between spindle center and machine body provides rigid machining. The one-piece meehanite cast-iron base is symmetrically cast to provide maximum rigidity while reducing the effects of thermal distortion on machine accessories.

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Benefits of D2:

-High-productivity

-5-axis Machining Solution

-Enhanced User Convenience

Outperform, produce and profit your competition! Let’s do more with less! All this for under $265,000!

Premier is proud to be the exclusive distributor of all Hwacheon products in the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan.

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Did you know that GROB is located in Bluffton, Ohio? and how about the fact that we build our 5-axis universal machining centers right here in Ohio?

Since being founded in the 1980s, GROB Systems Inc. in the USA has played a key role in the GROB production network. Some 560 employees and a production area of 38,000 square foot makes our USA plant the ideal point of contact for the automotive industry in North America, Mexico and Canada. In addition to universal machining centers, it produces primarily system machines, assembly lines and equipment in accordance with German quality standards.

As in other plants, many second-generation employees work in Bluffton and contribute, thanks to a training system that lives up to German standards, to the overall success of the GROB Group.

The continuous further development of in-house products and an expanded range of services guarantee our American GROB plant sustained growth and the best prospects for the future.

The G350 5-axis universal machining center build in Ohio, offers all customers in the machining sector almost limitless possibilities for milling parts made of the most diverse materials.

Our universal machining center is designed to meet the multiple requirements of various sectors and offers a convincing range of applications.

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INDEX Expands North American Team - UPDATE- Index also announces reduced rates for spare parts and tooling, including to their applications engineering and service engineering rates.

 

INDEX has hired 15 new employees over the past five months, with 12 of those filling newly created positions. "Representing growth of over 20% for INDEX's North American workforce, the recent spate of hires has been undertaken to provide continued high levels of service and support amidst significant growth in sales," said a company spokesperson.

"In 2017, INDEX undertook an ambitious five-year plan to increase our footprint in North America, encompassing workforce growth, adoption of a new ERP and CRM and significantly investing across all areas of our business," said Tom Clark, President and CEO of INDEX. "Due to a healthy market and high demand for increasing throughput while reducing cost per piece, we have surpassed our targets to date and are scaling up our workforce even faster than planned. Each of the new team members included in this announcement was carefully selected for their ability to contribute to exceeding the expectations of our existing and new customers."

The announced hires include three field service engineers, three applications engineers and four positions in operations, all of which are expansions to INDEX's workforce. The company also has hired five individuals to office support positions, two of which are newly created.

This is a great company moving in the right direction to take better care of their customers with the best support possible to join with the great turning solutions they already offer.

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UPDATE: Index also announces reduced rates for spare parts and tooling, including to their applications engineering and service engineering rates. INDEX Corporation in North America is committed to offering our customers the industry’s highest levels of performance, quality and value with our machine tool products and services. Learn more from your Premier Account Manager today.

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Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking Set Two-Year Expansion Record

The Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking registered 53.4 for December. Although December’s above-50 reading was slightly lower than the prior month, it was still a milestone for the Metalworking Index: It marked the first time in recorded history that the index has recorded two years of consecutive expansion. Furthermore, it established 2018 as the fastest expanding calendar year since 2012, with an average monthly reading of 57.7. (The prior record was set in 2017 with a reading of 55.8.) The index was supported by supplier deliveries, production, new orders and employment. Backlogs and exports contracted during the month, pulling the average-based index reading lower.

Among all components, supplier deliveries registered the fastest rate of expansion since April, suggesting that manufacturing supply chains were still reacting to the unprecedented expansion of new orders initiated during the first quarter of 2017. As recently as October, new orders readings registered above 60; however, most components in recent months signaled slowing growth. Should the first quarter or first half of 2019 experience additional periods of slower growth in new orders and production, manufacturers will have to carefully monitor and adjust their input supply flows.

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Thanks to Michael Guckes at Gardner Intelligence for the great information

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Happy To Attend Another Hwacheon Dealer Counsel Meeting This Week

Premier was very happy to attend another Hwacheon Dealer Counsel meeting this week as it is great to have a manufacture who wants to listen to their dealers and learn more about the industries and customers we represent. Through these meetings it makes all of us stronger as we implement improvements and provide a better solutions for our customers.

Since 1952, Hwacheon Machinery has been a World-Leading developer of high quality, highly productive, durable machining solution for precision milling and turning applications.

Mechanical craftsmanship, technical leadership, rigid quality standards, global presence, and excellence in service ensure their customers a consistent advantage in productivity. Hwacheon Machinery will drive to earn your confidence.

From Foundry to Final Assembly; It’s what sets them apart.

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The Best 5-Axis Machine You Haven’t Heard Of: GROB

We may not be as well-known as some other brands, but GROB designs and builds universal machining centers that are like no other. Our machines are different from other 5-axis machines in several important ways:

   -The unique retractable spindle virtually eliminates the chance for collisions while maximizing the usable work area.

   - Requires less floor space than other machines with the same work zone (buy one size smaller!).

   - Manufacturers can choose from popular CNC control platforms including Siemens, Heidenhain and Fanuc.

   - More options are included as standard compared to other machines.

   - A wide range of automation is available to ensure highest machine availability and spindle utilization.

Even better, these machines are built right in Bluffton, Ohio at GROB Systems. That means we have a complete inventory of every replacement part, and factory-direct service is provided by the same team of experts who build these machines.

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Learn more why manufacturers in aerospace, die/mold, medical and automotive industries choose GROB. Premier is proud to be the exclusive distributor for all GROB products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan – Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Manufacturing Best in 20 Years

Manufacturing industry posts biggest annual job gain in 20 years

The manufacturing industry posted net job gains of 284,000 over 2018, capping its best calendar year since 1997.

A priority for President Donald Trump, manufacturing saw marked hiring in December with an additional 32,000 jobs. Most of the gains occurred in blue-collar durable goods manufacturing, with growth in fabricated metals and computer and electronic products, the Labor Department said in its release. The definition of durable goods is items with a life expectancy of three years or more, such as automobiles, furniture and machinery.

Manufacturing added 207,000 jobs in 2017.

"Manufacturers are bringing people back into the workforce, and we need this trend to continue," said Dr. Chad Moutray, chief economist at the National Association of Manufacturers. "Our industry currently faces a workforce crisis with more than half a million open jobs today, and 2.4 million jobs expected to go unfilled over the next decade. Closing the skills gap continues to be the top challenge facing manufacturers in the United States and is absolutely essential to ensuring that the sector continues to grow."

Health care and education saw the greatest month-over-month net change in job growth in December, adding to a year of mammoth job creation in the services sector. Health care alone accounted for more than 50,000 new jobs in December, while the construction and manufacturing sectors added to healthy gains in 2018.

CNBC studied the net changes by industry for December jobs based on the data from the Labor Department contained in the jobs report released Friday. The U.S. economy added a whopping 312,000 jobs last month, more than the 177,000 estimated increase from economists polled by Refinitiv, according to the report.

Health care and education, which combines everything from outpatient care and social assistance to teachers and professors, posted a net gain of 82,000 jobs. Home health care services (+13,300), physician offices (+6,700) and other ambulatory care services accounted for more than 37,000 new positions while social assistance services added 7,700 jobs. Education added 24,000 jobs.

"Job gains occurred in health care, food services and drinking places, construction, manufacturing, and retail trade," the Labor Department said in a release. Retail trade employment, usually marked by larger swings in employment around the holiday season, added 23,800 jobs for the month.

Construction added 38,000 jobs in December, with gains in heavy and civil engineering and nonresidential specialty trade construction. That sector added 280,000 jobs in 2018, topping the 2017 gain of 250,000.

Leisure and hospitality saw a net gain of 42,000 jobs. That industry includes workers in the arts and entertainment space, as well as hotel employees and members of the food service industry.

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More good news about the Manufacturing industry!

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Wisconsin second in adding manufacturing jobs in 2018

The Milwaukee Business Journal reported on Monday that Wisconsin added the second-most manufacturing jobs among U.S. states in 2018, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

The data showed Wisconsin had a total of 490,000 manufacturing jobs as of November, which is 19,000 more than the state had in November 2017. Only Texas, which added 36,000 manufacturing jobs during the same period, added more than the Badger State.

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Thank you to the Business Journal for reporting this important information about Manufacturing in Wisconsin.

Manufacturing is a great industry for the younger people to consider as Wisconsin relies on Manufacturing to make this state so great.

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As we start 2019, lets review the Top Twenty Facts about Manufacturing

The National Association of Manufactures recently posted the top 20 facts about manufacturing which we thought would be a good way to start 2019 off.

Top 20 Facts About Manufacturing

1.   In the most recent data, manufacturers contributed $2.33 trillion to the U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2018. This figure has risen since the second quarter of 2009, when manufacturers contributed $1.70 trillion. Over that same time frame, value-added output from durable goods manufacturing grew from $0.86 trillion to $1.26 trillion, with nondurable goods output up from $0.84 trillion to $1.07 trillion. In 2017, manufacturing accounted for 11.6 percent of GDP in the economy. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

2.   For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.89 is added to the economy. That is the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. In addition, for every one worker in manufacturing, there are another four employees hired elsewhere. (Source: NAM calculations using IMPLAN)

With that said, there is new research suggesting that manufacturing’s impacts on the economy are even larger than that if we take into consideration the entire manufacturing value chain plus manufacturing for other industries’ supply chains. That approach estimates that manufacturing could account for one-third of GDP and employment. Along those lines, it also estimated the total multiplier effect for manufacturing to be $3.60 for every $1.00 of value-added output, with one manufacturing employee generating another 3.4 workers elsewhere. (Source: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation)

3.   The vast majority of manufacturing firms in the United States are quite small. In 2015, there were 251,774 firms in the manufacturing sector, with all but 3,813 firms considered to be small (i.e., having fewer than 500 employees). In fact, three-quarters of these firms have fewer than 20 employees. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistics of U.S. Businesses)

4. Almost two-thirds of manufacturers are organized as pass-through entities. Looking just at manufacturing corporations and partnerships in the most recent data, 65.6 percent are either S corporations or partnerships. The remainder are C corporations. Note that this does not include sole proprietorships. If they were included, the percentage of pass-through entities rises to 83.4 percent. (Source: Internal Revenue Service, Statistics of Income)

5.   There are currently 12.75 million manufacturing workers in the United States, accounting for 8.6 percent of the workforce. Since the end of the Great Recession, manufacturers have hired an additional 1.3 million workers. There are 7.98 million and 4.77 million workers in durable and nondurable goods manufacturing, respectively. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

6.   In 2017, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $84,832 annually, including pay and benefits. The average worker in all nonfarm industries earned $66,847. Looking specifically at wages, the average manufacturing worker earned more than $27 per hour, according to the latest figures, not including benefits. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics)

7.   Manufacturers have one of the highest percentages of workers who are eligible for health benefits provided by their employer. Indeed, 92 percent of manufacturing employees were eligible for health insurance benefits in 2015, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is significantly higher than the 79 percent average for all firms. Of those who are eligible, 84 percent actually participate in their employer’s plans, i.e., the take-up rate. Three are only two other sectors – government (91 percent) and trade, communications and utilities (85 percent) that have higher take-up rates.(Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)

8.   Manufacturers have experienced tremendous growth over the past couple decades, making them more “lean” and helping them become more competitive globally. Output per hour for all workers in the manufacturing sector has increased by more than 2.5 times since 1987. In contrast, productivity is roughly 1.7 times greater for all nonfarm businesses. Note that durable goods manufacturers have seen even greater growth, almost tripling its labor productivity over that time frame.

To help illustrate the impact to the bottom line of this growth, unit labor costs in the manufacturing sector have fallen 8.4 percent since the end of the Great Recession, with even larger declines for durable goods firms. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

9.   Over the next decade, nearly 3½ million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap. Moreover, according to a recent report, 80 percent of manufacturers report a moderate or serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled and highly-skilled production positions. (Source: Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute)

10.   Exports support higher-paying jobs for an increasingly educated and diverse workforce. Jobs supported by exports pay, on average, 18 percent more than other jobs. Employees in the “most trade-intensive industries” earn an average compensation of nearly $94,000, or more than 56 percent more than those in manufacturing companies that were less engaged in trade.(Source: MAPI Foundation, using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis)

11.   Over the past 25 years, U.S.-manufactured goods exports have quadrupled. In 1990, for example, U.S. manufacturers exported $329.5 billion in goods. By 2000, that number had more than doubled to $708.0 billion. In 2014, it reached an all-time high, for the fifth consecutive year, of $1.403 trillion, despite slowing global growth. With that said, a number of economic headwinds have dampened export demand since then, with U.S.-manufactured goods exports down 6.1 percent in 2015 to $1.317 trillion. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department)

12.   Manufactured goods exports have grown substantially to our largest trading partners since 1990, including to Canada, Mexico and even China. Moreover, free trade agreements are an important tool for opening new markets. The United States enjoyed a $12.7 billion manufacturing trade surplus with its trade agreement partners in 2015, compared with a $639.6 billion deficit with other countries. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department)

13.   Nearly half of all manufactured goods exports went to nations that the U.S. has free trade agreements (FTAs) with. In 2015, manufacturers in the U.S. exported $634.6 billion in goods to FTA countries, or 48.2 percent of the total. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department)

14.   World trade in manufactured goods has more than doubled between 2000 and 2014—from $4.8 trillion to $12.2 trillion. World trade in manufactured goods greatly exceeds that of the U.S. market for those same goods. U.S. consumption of manufactured goods (domestic shipments and imports) equaled $4.1 trillion in 2014, equaling about 34 percent of global trade in manufactured goods. (Source: World Trade Organization)

15.   Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the ninth-largest economy in the world. With $2.1 trillion in value added from manufacturing in 2014, only eight other nations (including the U.S.) would rank higher in terms of their gross domestic product. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, International Monetary Fund)

16.   Foreign direct investment in manufacturing exceeded $1.6 trillion for the first time ever in 2017. Across the past decade, foreign direct investment has jumped from $569.3 billion in 2006 to $1,607.2 billion in 2017. Moreover, that figure is likely to continue growing, especially when we consider the number of announced ventures that have yet to come online. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

17.   U.S. affiliates of foreign multi-national enterprises employ more than 2 million manufacturing workers in the United States, or almost one-sixth of total employment in the sector. In 2012, the most recent year with data, manufacturing sectors with the largest employment from foreign multi-nationals included motor vehicles and parts (322,600), chemicals (319,700), machinery (222,200), food (216,200), primary and fabricated metal products (176,800), computer and electronic products (154,300) and plastics and rubber products (151,200). Given the increases in FDI seen since 2012 (see #15), these figures are likely to be higher now. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

18.   Manufacturers in the United States perform more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development (R&D) in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector. R&D in the manufacturing sector has risen from $126.2 billion in 2000 to $229.9 billion in 2014. In the most recent data, pharmaceuticals accounted for nearly one-third of all manufacturing R&D, spending $74.9 billion in 2014. Aerospace, chemicals, computers, electronics and motor vehicles and parts were also significant contributors to R&D spending in that year. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

19.   Manufacturers consume more than 30 percent of the nation’s energy consumption. Industrial users consumed 31.5 quadrillion Btu of energy in 2014, or 32 percent of the total. (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015)

20.   The cost of federal regulations fall disproportionately on manufacturers, particularly those that are smaller. Manufacturers pay $19,564 per employee on average to comply with federal regulations, or nearly double the $9,991 per employee costs borne by all firms as a whole. In addition, small manufacturers with less than 50 employees spend 2.5 times the amount of large manufacturers. Environmental regulations account for 90 percent of the difference in compliance costs between manufacturers and the average firm. (Source: Crain and Crain (2014))

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Happy New Year to All from all of us at Premier Machine Tool Midwest

Happy New Year to All

From breaking bad habits to doing something we’ve never done before; New Year’s resolutions are about crafting the best versions of ourselves.

The top resolution on our list: To bring you the best that Premier Machine Tool Midwest has to offer.

Thank you to all for your business in 2018. And here's to an incredible 2019!

Cheers!

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2018 Year in Review: The family of Happy customers who found the right solution from Premier Machine

We are so thankful to all our existing customers who continue to help us grow. And we are really excited to add so many new customers who found that Premier offered the right solution to help them be more productive.

Through a diverse assortment of machine manufactures backed by the experience and skill of your Premier partners, we’re here to ensure you receive the highest quality equipment, service, and solutions to maximize your investment.

Premier Machine Tool Midwest is more than a manufacturing supplier; we are focused on YOU, our valued customer. The machining industry is surrounded by tough products and hard workers, but that doesn’t mean your ability to have the best production solutions or customer service should be tough or hard.

In 2019, We look forward to providing more of the right solutions to our existing customers and we excited for the new opportunities the new year will bring us.

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These are just a few of our installations that helped make our customers more productive. Call us today to learn how we can help you be more productive with less in 2019!

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2018 Year in Review: Another SOLUTION ready to go into production from Kira

This past April, we were getting ready to install another great Kira solution. These great machines are priced right and just run and run. This customer has been running his machine three shifts for over 8 months without a service call. Learn more about these great products from Kira from your solution provider.

Kira is one of the finest drill tap machines built today.

This will be one of many Kira machines at our customer that will go into 24/7 production producing great parts for our customer.

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2018 Year in Review: For our racing fans: Hexagon & Hendrick: Race-Ready: Calibrated for Victory Video Series – Innovation

This past January, we discussed how Hexagon was partnering with Hendrick Motorsports to help them get their cars prepared for race-ready calibration. NASCAR keep tightening the rules and making it harder to keep the cars within spec. Hexagon is a great partner to help them succeed with this. Learn more….

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is proud to announce the release of the final episode of the ‘Race-Ready: Calibrated for Victory’ video series, produced in collaboration with technology partner Hendrick Motorsports, which fields the NASCAR Cup Series teams of drivers Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson plus others.

This episode explores how Hendrick Motorsports uses innovation to constantly evolve and drive manufacturing excellence within their race teams. Using the ROMER Absolute Arm and Leica Absolute Tracker solutions, Hendrick Motorsports is able stay one lap ahead of the competition, helping to overcome the challenges of a long 38-race season and giving them the technology edge in NASCAR’s premier series.

Watch as Hendrick Motorsports explains the many ways Hexagon portable measurement solutions pave the road to race day. Click here

Missed a previous episode? Watch episode one, episode two or episode three today! click here

About Hendrick Motorsports

Founded by Rick Hendrick in 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned more than 240 race victories and a record 12 car owner championships in the premier NASCAR Cup Series. The organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the Cup circuit with drivers Chase Elliott, and Jimmie Johnson. Headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, Hendrick Motorsports employs more than 600 people. For more information, please visit HendrickMotorsports.com or interact on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Now your requirments might not be as intense as Hendrick Motorsports but either way Hexagon has a solution for your needs! Premier is proud to work with Hexagon on all their products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan – Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2018 Year in Review: Hwacheon SIRIUS-UL+: The highly productive Vertical Machining Center that you need to know more about

This past March, we discussed the best-selling machine that Hwacheon offers, The Sirius UL+. The Sirius UL+ is a high precision vertical machining center that boasts the world’s best performance. Its powerful roughing and precise finish machine capabilities provide the best machining solution in terms of product quality. Learn more today.

The SIRIUS-UL+ is manufactured to perfection with Hwacheon's workmanship that is quality recognized throughout the industry. The high-performance spindle, integrating Hwacheon's Oil-Jet Cooling technology, ensures consistent quality results after hours and hours of operation. The machine's Optimal Machining system offers a total production solution, from tool selection to final product.

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The VMC is designed using 3D simulation and finite element method (FEM) analysis to maximize structural rigidity. The rigid frame features a bilateral gate structure that firmly supports the X-axis drive. It is designed to divert the load, vibration and heat from the upper section of the machine evenly throughout the frame. These features contribute to a stable feed drive after hours of operation, the company says. The short distance between the X-axis drive and the tool’s point of contact is said to maintain rigidity and enhance precision.

Software components monitor different variables related to work environment and machining conditions and make adjustments to increase quality and efficiency. The software was developed to increase thermal accuracy and machining performance.

Don't wait to learn more about the best kept secret in the Industry from your Exclusive Hwacheon dealer- Premier Machine Tool Midwest for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan

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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from all of us at Premier Machine Tool Midwest.

The Holidays are full of traditions, memories and gifts. Here's hoping you enjoy more of each one this year!

With the Holiday Season upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and hope you and your family have had a great year and this holiday season can enjoy more lifelong memories

Today, we wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas from all of us at Premier Machine Tool Midwest - Your Solution Providers

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2018 Year in Review: Premier Machine Tool Midwest is proud to represent INDEX Multi Spindle CNC automatics

This past May we were excited to officially announce that we are the new exclusive dealer of INDEX TRAUB products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan. This includes all their Multi Spindle machines for your production turning needs. Ask to learn more about these incredible solutions for your turning needs.

The INDEX Group is one of the leading precision CNC turning machine manufacturers worldwide. The products of INDEX and TRAUB include single-spindle to multi-spindle to sliding headstock machines. Completing parts in one set-up is typical for INDEX and TRAUB machines. The corporate headquarters is located in Esslingen, Germany, with subsidiaries located around the world. Together with its network of distributors, INDEX Corporation is able to provide the best in application and service support to its customers from its corporate headquarters in Noblesville, Indiana.

MSLine: Multispindle CNC Automatics: INDEX multispindle automatics--the world’s first and most produced--combine the advantages of CNC technology with the productivity of cam-controlled machines.

They can be used not only for series production of a wide range of precision parts but also for small series due to their extremely short setup time. In every application, these multispindle automatics deliver low piece-costs to the user.

The trademark INDEX air-cooled spindle drum is heart of the versatile machine with 6 or 8 fully independent 10,000 rpm spindles. Two CNC tool carriers per spindle, configurable in X, Y, And Z, plus synchronous spindles for backworking permit unlimited machining possibilities.

INDEX Multis with driven tools, C axis and Y axis make possible off-center drilling and threading, inclined drilling, cross drilling, contour milling, hobbing, multi-edge turning and more.

The MSLine can be configured to match your requirements with rear-end machining, a double-three, a double-four 6- and 8-spindle designs.

More than 50% of all multispindles CNC machines sold globally are INDEX multispindles, producing millions of high-precision parts each year for various industries

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2018 Year in Review: Visiting one of our oldest active Hwacheon Customer this past week

This past week we were excited to visit with one of our oldest active Hwacheon customers in Wisconsin as he just finished moving into his new shop. Hwacheon has been providing the proper solutions for this customer to grow and expand while producing some of the finest parts off his Hwacheon machines.

Since 1952, Hwacheon Machinery has been a World-Leading developer of high quality, highly productive, durable machining solution for precision milling and turning applications.

Mechanical craftsmanship, technical leadership, rigid quality standards, global presence, and excellence in service ensure their customers a consistent advantage in productivity. Hwacheon Machinery will drive to earn your confidence.

From Foundry to Final Assembly; It’s what sets us apart. Hwacheon is among the top 3 machine tool builders in Korea. Hwacheon’s dedication to creating fine machine tools has led them to become the top supplier for high speed cutting machining technology in Korea for Dies and Molds. Hwacheon is a Top Machine and systems provider to the Automotive Industry.

 

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2018 Year in Review: Visiting our New Traub customer

This past week we were excited to visit with our newest TRAUB customer who just finished on-site training and is making parts this weekend! Traub is an incredible builder that is part of the INDEX family that we are excited to provide these solutions.

CNC sliding headstock automatics from TRAUB are designed for exact and productive manufacturing of long and slim parts with a maximum diameter of 32 mm. The multitude of variants, miniaturization and precision of the work pieces are but a few of the demands on a CNC swiss turning center. The TNL-series is characterized through high performance in combination with easy setup and programming.

A very high-performance automatic turning machine

Productive sliding and fixed headstock turning of medium and high complexity workpieces from bar stock or with an integrated robot cell

Traub Machine Highlights:

Your benefits

   Simultaneous machining with 2, 3 or 4 tools

   High tool pool for set-up-friendly production

   Short tool changing times by means of CNC indexing axis in the tool turrets and in the front working attachment

   Generous and process-reliable work area

   Intelligent automation through the integrated robot cell iXcenter

We are so excited for our newest customer to start production on this wonderful solution provided from Premier and Index Traub.

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2018 Year in Review: 5 Essentials to Know Before Buying Your Next CNC Machine Tool – Hwacheon

Back in June, we discussed the essentials of knowing your machine tool manufacturer before just buying on a name or a past reputation. Hwacheon is a leading machine tool builder who not only builds all of their machines but also runs them in production of their machines and parts for the automotive industry. If you have not investigated Hwacheon, now is the time to learn about this leading manufacture of the finest machine tools build today!

What are the factors you should consider before purchasing the right CNC machine tool for your manufacturing jobs?

From vertical to horizontal milling machines and lathes, to 5-axis machining centers, and multi-axis turning centers, CNC machine tools come in a wide variety of sizes, functions and performance.

Available in different dimensions and axes, with varying levels of quality and automation, CNC machine tools are important assets in your manufacturing business.

To purchase the right machine tool for your manufacturing needs, here are five things you should consider.

#1 Know Your Project Requirements

First and foremost, you need to have a clear assessment of your current and future production needs to avoid buying an undersized machine or an over specified machine.

Ask yourself the following questions:

   What are the parts and materials that I wish the machine to produce?

   What levels of precision will I require in making those parts?

   How many axes would I need?

   How do I balance between speed, accuracy, flexibility and price? In certain cases, choosing a slower model may mean more accuracy at a lower price.

   What are the different sizes, complexity and grades of materials that I will be working with?

By asking yourself these questions, you can determine what performance and capabilities you’ll need as you move to the next stage.

#2 Consider the Best Machine Type

With such a wide array of machine types available, you will need to consider the best fit for your manufacturing jobs.

From our decades of experience in manufacturing and selling high performance CNC machine tools, we find that experienced customers usually look at the following factors before they choose a machine:

   Dimensions, shapes and materials of parts to be manufactured

   Production cycles and turnaround time, eg small vs large batch processing

   Size of working spaces, eg table size, tool size, chuck size, and tool change time

   Fixture length, width, height, number of parts produced in one cycle, and number of operations in one setting

   Tool capacity and machine spindle power and performance (cutting force)

   Types of tool holders, using BBT/CAT/BT/HSK (depending on cost or availability)

   Degree of automation and the machine control needed

   Compatibility with existing CAM software or other design programmers

   Number of machining axes, which depends on the complexity of the pieces to be manufactured

   Flexibility of the machines, ie can you run other jobs on it if another machine is down?

   Cycle time of the machine

   Turning vs milling machines

If you need to make parts which require both turning and milling, we recommend that you consider multi-tasking machine tools like C1 or the upgrade version C2.

For high precision and complex positioning or simultaneous machining needs, do consider multi-axis machines like our 5-axis Machining Centers (M3-5AX, M4-5AX, or SIRIUS-2500 5AX) or Hwacheon’s newly launched D2-5AX, a new concept 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centre for “high mix low volume” manufacturing.

In developed industries where the highest precision and premium quality molds are made, we recommend either our SMART machines or SIRIUS Series. Both machine tool lines offer powerful roughing and precise finish machining capabilities.

#3 Understanding CNC Machine Tool Prices

With CNC machine tool costs ranging in price from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars, machine purchases are often considered as high investments by manufacturing companies.

In working out your budget for your machine tool, you need to consider the options that you need. Most CNC machines come with commonly used options, with additional options for selection and other costs needed if you require greater manufacturing sophistication.

You need to also consider the trade-offs between price, quality and production output. A lower cost machine may be easier to stomach from the onset but may be unable to provide the speed and performance which your business demands. Conversely, overpaying for features which you do not need can affect your bottom-line.

#4 Understand Your Spare Parts and Maintenance Costs

Often overlooked are the parts and maintenance costs. In considering the right machine tool, you need to work out the life cycle costs of your investment.

A cheaper machine may be more expensive over its entire life span, due to the poorer quality of its machine parts. Breakdowns can also be frustrating for machine operators and owners, resulting in lost opportunity and foregone income.

#5 Origin of Machine and its Components – “Cheaper is not Better”

 

Every field has its competition. Wherever possible, machine tool buyers will try to locate the best machine for their needs at the cheapest available price. Machines made in technology advanced countries tend to have a higher quality and durability and may be priced higher. However, these may have a longer lifespan and less downstream maintenance needed.

Beyond country of origin, you need to also look at where its parts are made and assembled. Some machine tool makers may be based in countries with a strong engineering tradition, but their component parts are made and assembled in other countries.

Unlike some Korean manufacturers of machine tools, Hwacheon fabricates its machine parts and assembles them in Korea. We do not mass produce our machines, nor do we allow them to be assembled by OEM companies in Korea or other countries. This includes the design and production of the spindle – the heart of every CNC machine.

In the past decades, the Korean industries has grown rapidly with the help of Korean machine tools. As one of the pioneers in CNC machine tool manufacturing in Korea, Hwacheon has contributed largely in this respect.

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