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Year in Review: Wisconsin second in adding manufacturing jobs in 2018

Back on January 3rd, 2018, we reported the great news that Wisconsin was second in adding Mfg. jobs in the past year.

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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Year in Review: Manufacturing Best in 20 Years

Today, we look back to a very popular post of ours from Jan 4th that discussed in January how Manufacturing was the best in 20 years in 2018.

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

If you have not heard of or never looked at the GROB Machines yet, you need to before your competition finds out about them. This is a popular post from January of this year.

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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Year in Review: Wish to buy a new CNC Machine Tool for your shop but unsure?

In today’s market so many machine companies look the same, but you need to look further to see what Hwacheon is passing up their competition!

We understand. After all, CNC Machine Tools are high costs investments; each model is often built for specific applications and purposes.

Well-planned machine tool purchases, manufacturing projects and production schedules can help your manufacturing facility enjoy cost-effective manufacturing and reap positive returns on capital costs over a shorter time period.

Here are 5 more reasons to switch to a new CNC machine tool.

   1. Durability: Industrial-strength CNC lathes and milling machines can run for 24 hours, weeks or even months, with adequate maintenance program.

   2. Consistent Quality: With razor-sharp precision, CNC machine tools can produce parts of the same specifications and quality over and over again.

   3. Higher Productivity: By automating your manufacturing line, fewer engineers and technicians are needed to manage your production.

   4. Flexibility: Most CNC machines are easily configurable to create totally different parts in hours.

   5. Intelligent Software: Through state-of-the-art software, you can create designs and fabricate intricate parts more easily.

You may ask who offers all this and more? plus who I can trust will be with me for the long haul?

Hwacheon Machinery

Korea’s First Machine Tool Builder -With over 66 years of history, Hwacheon is dedicated to crafting high quality CNC machine tools. From castings, box guideways, spindles, and gears to sheet metal, every component of our machines are precision engineered with top quality materials, allowing Hwacheon to deliver long-lasting value to our customers.

Who offers Hwacheon Machinery locally for me?

Premier Machine Tool Midwest

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.

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

Today, we review one of our top new products, the Hwacheon D2 5 axis machine with our post from back in January.

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:


-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!

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Year in Review: Excited to have attend the Index Global Open House in Reichenbach, Germany

Today, we review what a great trip earlier in the year to see the factories of Index Traub in Germany.

I was honored to attend the Index Open House and Dealer meeting last week in Germany. We are so excited to represent the Index Traub group in the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan. It featured demonstrations on our latest machines, including the G420 turn-mill center and S22-L multi-spindle with Swiss-type capabilities, plant tours of all three of our German production sites.

The factories and technology Index have is very impressive. This has become a premier event for manufacturers looking to drive growth through advanced technology. Throughout the event, they were running demonstrations on 15 machines, offering presentations on a variety of topics and taking the time to discuss the challenges you’re facing.

With its strong INDEX and TRAUB brands, the INDEX Group is today one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CNC turning machines, automatic lathes, multi-spindle lathes and turn-mill centers. INDEX and TRAUB -

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Year in Review: Rethink Quality with Hexagon - Find out how you can influence quality from your role within the manufacturing process.

Today, another popular post about placing quality at the heart of your smart factory strategy from February.

Rethink Quality in Design and Engineering, Production and Metrology with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

Work Smarter- Place quality at the heart of your smart factory strategy.

Manufacturing with Quality Throughout the Product Lifecycle

In our consumer-driven world, success can hinge on ‘perceived quality’ – the customer perception of the products they purchase. Major brands are actively promoting a quality image and demanding that their factories and suppliers live up to their consumers’ expectations. In short, if you work in manufacturing, quality is your business.

But who is responsible for the quality of the products you produce? Is it the metrology experts in the quality department? The team responsible for the production process? Maybe it’s the designers and engineers who came up with the concept in the first place?

Think that quality is the responsibility of one department? Think again.

At Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we believe that quality is a shared responsibility amongst stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle. Every person in every department who interacts with a component as it makes its journey from design to reality can affect quality. Our solutions enable you to rethink quality in your department and collaborate with your colleagues on site and around the world to design and engineer, produce and measure quality – and ensure you deliver quality to your customers.

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Year in Review: 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 the USA?

Today, we have another one of our popular post from back in January of this year about the Grob 5 axis machines being built 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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Year in Review: As we start 2019, let’s review the Top Twenty Facts about Manufacturing

Today, we post one of the top blog posts about the top twenty facts about Manufacturing as we are very excited so many read this post. Please enjoy it again as the year is ending.

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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Year in Review: Solutions for 2019 with the Kira Twin Spindle Production Center

Today, we go back to the beginning of the year in February for our popular post on the Kira Twin Spindle Production Center.

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Kira Twin Spindle Production center solution will help you perform, produce and profit in 2019

Key Features

(Twin Spindle)

   Two Spindles

   Traveling Column Models

   Automatic Pallet Changer

   Twin Spindle Machines Reduce Number of Machines Required

   Temperature Controlled Spindles

Key Benefits

   Doubles Product Output - Two Parts Can Be Worked On At the Same Time

   Fixed Table Provides Support for Extremely Heavy Workpieces & Fixtures

   Machines Can Be Fitted with Lift & Carry Transfer Systems for Automatic Un-Manned Fixtures

   Loading & Unloading Takes Place During Machining Cycle Increasing Output & Makes Output More Predictable

   Reduces Machine Capital Equipment Costs

   Cuts in Half the Cost of Peripheral Equipment (Ex: Automation, Robots, Chip Conveyors, Higher Pressure Through & Through, Fixtures, Hydraulics

   Eliminates Thermal Growth & Headstock - Improving Accuracy & Repeatability

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Year in Review: Black Friday Edition: Another Premier Customer has taken advantage of one of our solutions

Black Friday at Premier is just another reminder that we have some great solutions at incredible prices that we have been offering since our Wisconsin Show and FabTech show and will go through the end of the year.

Learn more about why so many of our customers have found a solution that fits their needs at a price that provides great payback to them.

Above is a picture of another Happy Premier Customer with their new 15kw Fiber Laser from Eagle that they already have many jobs awaiting the fastest and most productive Fiber Laser not only in Wisconsin but in North America. They are excited to get their new toy up and running! We will have more on this soon.

Solutions that helps make your bottom line look better than you thought were possible!

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Premier Machine Tool Midwest

Traditions are at the heart of so many great holiday memories. This time of year takes me right back to my childhood when we all gathered for our Family Thanksgiving dinner.

I hope that you’re able to enjoy some of your favorite traditions and build new ones with your family this holiday season.

Whether it’s the parade, a family football game, or just the right amount of gravy on the stuffing that makes you say, “NOW it’s Thanksgiving!” – may you enjoy every minute of it.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Premier Machine Tool Midwest

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Great turnout at our Holiday Customer/Vendor Appreciation Party this week.

Great turnout at our Holiday Customer/Vendor appreciation party this week.

We are so fortunate to have such great customers and vendors that we get to work with daily. All of us at Premier want to thank all our customers and vendors for a great 2019 and we look forward to providing more solutions to our customers that our great vendors continue to provide for us.

Learn more about the industries we are working with and all the great products we can provide to help you outperform, produce and profit your competition.

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Year in Review: Automation made easy by System 3R

Today, we highlight one of our great ways to automation with System 3R. This was a popular post from back on March 14th, 2019

System 3R offer Automation Solutions that you can expand with your needs

System 3R offer automation solutions with industrial robots, both stationary and rail versions within the Die & Mold and Precision Production sector.

Fanuc solutions covers applications in terms of …

… transfer weight from 70-700 kg (154lbs – 1543lbs)

… radial reach, up to 3 400 mm (134.85”)

… complexed transfer movements

... parts handling

   -Whatever the Automation requirement,

   -the Fanuc solution can be tailored to serve your needs: customer-specific solutions.

   -Modern technology & smart technical solutions using standardized modules allow for cost-effective yet flexible Automation

   - User-friendly cell management software: complex Automation made easy!

   Everything from your single source supplier: System 3R

   Achieve greater return on your investment!

BEGIN: Begin with a single machine and small magazine capacity.

ADD: Add a second machine and a rotary magazine for more capacity.

EXTEND: Place the Fanuc on rails and add magazine capacity to serve additional machines or start with a similar solution from the beginning.

Tailored to serve your needs

Premier is your Solution Provider for all your Automation needs and we are very proud to work with System 3R and all the solutions they offer!

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Year in Review: Need a Vertical Turning Lathe? Did you know we offer VTL’s from 10” up to 334”

Today, we review one of our very popular post from back in February about our ability to offer a HUGE selection of Vertical Turret Lathes or VTLs! Check out how Premier can help make you more productive and profitable!

Premier is very honored to have a full line up of VTL solutions for your Vertical Turning needs.

We offer both Hwacheon & O-M VTLs that start at 10” chuck and go all the way up to 334” that combined with high rigidity, high speed and high accuracy!

If you have a need for Vertical turning…….We have you covered!

Perform, Produce and Profit with Premier Machine Tool

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Year in Review: Discover GROB and their Universal Machining Centers

If you want to lead, you want to get a Grob machine as this is a popular post from Thursday February 21ST , 2019

It is quite likely that you or someone you know is connected to GROB. With the majority of automotive engine blocks globally manufactured likely being done on GROB systems, your ride to work today may have been courtesy of GROB in one way or another.

In this time of a skilled labor workforce shortage, the global marketplace relies on us to become more productivity and more efficient as the only significant metric to improve our profits and margins.

If you do not beat your competitor to the new leading technology, you will forever be playing catch up.

GROB universal machining centers offer you almost limitless possibilities for the milling and mill-turn machining of parts from the most diverse materials. Thanks to their compact design, high productivity and maximum stability, these machining centers guarantee effective manufacture and adapt, through extensive configuration options, ideally to suit individual requirements.

GROB universal machining centers are perfectly suited to the 5-sided machining of parts with chamber holes and chamfers, as well as form and flow profiles. Their unique machine concept makes them ideally equipped for state-of-the-art automation technology.

GROB is helping make so many companies perform, produce and be more profitable.

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Year in Review: Hexagon Global S - The Coordinate Measuring Machine Pushing Productivity Further

Today, we go back to April 12th and how the Hexagon Global S is the CMM choice for your Metrology needs.

The GLOBAL S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) delivers measurement productivity tailored to your workflow, addressing the widest range of production requirements including throughput, precision, multi-purpose and shop-floor capabilities.

With productivity being the key competitive driver in manufacturing, it’s crucial that the measurement process provides the data required for the application and fits seamlessly into the production workflow and cycle times. The GLOBAL S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) provides superior measurement performance and enhanced productivity for your specific production needs.

Designed by Pininfarina and powered by the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) concept, GLOBAL S combines smart technologies including user experience enhancements, advanced software and eco-friendly options to provide measurement solutions with three performance levels: Green, Blue and Chrome, to suit the requirements of your application. EPS machines allow you to select your main productivity driver: throughput, precision, flexibility or shop-floor measurement, and configure the machine with the best capability package for that driver. GLOBAL S can also be fully-customised to suit the most challenging production environments.

Through a highly-configurable technology platform, GLOBAL S ensures that quality engineers creating measurement routines, operators executing the inspection, and quality managers analyzing the data all have the solution needed to ensure continuous improvement in the production workflow.

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Year in Review: KIRA PRODUCTION CENTER PCV-30 - Compact, High Productivity and High Rigidity Machine

Today, we had a good post on the Kira drill tap machines back on Tuesday Jan 22nd, 2019

KIRA INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCE/ NEW DESIGN PCV series Advanced Machine, Computer Structural Element Analysis Construction.

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Key Features (Drill/Tap)

Strong Bed Structure

High-Speed Tool Change Time & Chip Change Time

Spindle with Speed Ranges from 10,000 to 15,000 rpm

Powerful Cutting with Up to 10 hp Motor

Rigid Tapping & Direct Drive

Siccor Supports on Back Side

High-Speed Magazine with Up to 20-Tool Pocket

Key Benefits

No Deformation When Loaded with a Dead Weight of 3200 lbs

Allows for More Productivity

Choose the Right Machine for Your Application

Take Heavier, Deeper Cuts

Precise Cuts & Elimination of Vibration Associated with Belt Drives

Prevents Misalignments at High Speeds - Resulting in Longer Life

Reduce Cycle Time & Use of More Tools

KIRA PRODUCTION CENTER PCV-30 - Compact, High Productivity and High Rigidity Machine for Automobile parts / IT parts / Electrical parts.

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Year in Review: Software Package for Optimum Chip Formation from INDEX

Today our post was a very popular one from February 11th, 2019 about our Software Package for Optimum Chip Formation.

INDEX offers the ChipMaster, a chip-control software designed to effectively manage chip formation during turning, facing, contouring and cut off operations in all materials, including soft alloys such as copper and brass. Working within the programmed machining cycle, the software allows shops to avoid stringy chips on every cut, making chip disposal less troublesome and surface finishes consistently enhanced.

INDEX ChipMaster enables users to maximize machining speed and quality by optimizing chip formation with a variable feed on materials ranging from aluminum to titanium. Other benefits of the software include reduction in scrap, longer tool life, fewer unplanned interventions and higher productivity and process reliability. In addition to process benefits, ChipMaster reduces the chances of operators injuring themselves on long, stringy chips and makes it easier to handle chips for recycling or disposal.

ChipMaster can be applied to any INDEX single and multi-spindle machine with the latest Siemens control, and it is upgradable.

"ChipMaster represents our ongoing commitment to further enhancing the performance of our new machines, as well as those already in the field," said Tom Clark, President and CEO of INDEX in North America. "This is an extremely easy-to-implement and cost-effective solution to a longstanding issue for many manufacturers."

INDEX offers This simple promise drives everything they do. Via the INDEX and TRAUB brands, we offer CNC turning machines, automatic lathes, multi-spindle lathes and turn-mill centers, all designed to help you achieve constant improvement and long-term growth.

Premier Machine Tool Midwest is proud to be the exclusive distributor for INDEX Traub for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan. Learn more today Sales 414-254-5150 / Service 414-550-4895 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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