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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!

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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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.

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Year in Review: Production turning machine for highly productive bar machining- The INDEX C200 – a turning machine for complex workpieces.

Today our post was a very popular one from January 29th, 2019 about our highly productive machine from Index the C200.

With the INDEX C100 and C200 production turning machines, new opportunities open up for high-speed production of parts turned from bar stock. Despite their compact exterior dimensions, the INDEX C100 and C200 as 2 or 3-turret-machines offer a spacious working area for the complete machining of workpieces. The guideway system INDEX SingleSlide guarantees substantially high dynamics with optimum vibration damping. This has a very positive effect on workpiece quality and tool life, with simultaneously reduced cycle times.

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Machine highlights

Your benefits

   Fast production of bar turned parts

   Generous work area for complete machining of workpieces

   The INDEX SingleSlide guide system ensures a significantly faster dynamic response.

   High acceleration (1g) and high rapid traverses (60 m/min)

   2 powerful motor spindles of identical design

   Already included: the operating system iXpanel - i4.0 ready with 18.5” touch screen and INDEX C200 sl based on Siemens S840D sl

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Year in Review: Have you seen the new look for the GROB company website?

Today's, post was very popular from back on March 4th about Grob's new website- Check it out

The new GROB homepage has been online since the beginning of September. We have spoken to the GROB Marketing Manager, Ms. Marion Immerz, about the reasons for the revamp and the importance of electronic media for GROB.

Ms. Immerz, as GROB went online with a completely new homepage in 2012, it was one of the trendiest websites in the "Tool and mechanical engineering" sector. What are your aspirations now for the new website?

Marion Immerz: Of course, we have set ourselves ambitious goals with the relaunch. We very much wanted the homepage to have a modern and graphically complex design again. Most importantly, we want to increase the visitor numbers to our website through a more attractive presentation of the topics and simple user guidance.

Also, our products and the current topics at GROB should become even more prominent, so that those visiting the website can find the information they want in various ways.

What were the goals for the website relaunch?

As well as modernizing the design by enhancing the graphic and image elements, the focus was very much on making technical improvements. This included the responsive adapting of all content and the perfect display on all browsers and devices. We also wanted to offer our visitors various ways to inform themselfes about the GROB product range. The loading time, security and accessibility of the homepage were also optimized. We hope that all these measures will improve usability and dwell time, increase visitor numbers and create a more powerful presentation compared to the competitors. From a company perspective, it was also about improving the way the future corporate identity is depicted.

What's new about the 2018 GROB website?

The modern design and a generous text/image language stand out immediately, of course. Alongside these design elements, it was especially important for us to highlight the new developments and changes within our company and to its products. When we went online in 2012 for example, topics such as Industry 4.0, digitalization or electromobility were rather like peripheral issues in our company. This already changed dramatically at GROB a few years ago. Today, these topics stand alongside the traditional system and universal machining center business as key topics and were finally given the recognition they deserve when the homepage was relaunched.

Which is the main target group you want to reach with the GROB homepage?

Our target group is widely spread. Of course, we are focusing on our customers, both repeat as well as new customers from the various sectors. Through our homepage, we would also like to reach applicants, banks and also our own employees and report on the latest developments in our company.

You also mentioned applicants. What is the online application procedure like at GROB?

Our "Career" section takes you directly to our current job vacancies, sorted by the GROB sites worldwide. Depending on the site, the potential candidates are shown vacancies sub-divided into company areas. The job is directly linked to the applicant portal, allowing the potential applicants to upload their application directly to our Human Resources department, which guarantees quick processing of the application documents.

What are the other highlights of the new GROB homepage?

Other highlights of the new GROB homepage are our landing pages on each product with their detailed, technical information, application examples, animations and films. The overview of all services, from 24/7 support, material supply, machine inspections through to customer training is also interesting. In the "News" section, we report on the latest developments at GROB. There is now also an intuitive site search with detailed contact information and directions.

Which social media does GROB use and how important are they for the company?

GROB concentrates on the most important social media for the industry such as YouTube, WeChat and the IndustryArena platform. Interested parties can find the latest machining videos, machine information and news articles on the company. The platforms also offer the chance to link information to our website to achieve a broader reach.

Which other electronic media does GROB use?

In fall last year, the new GROB4Care webshop went online at the EMO. This webshop provides GROB customers with parts lists and drawings, as well as customer-specific information such as the current availability of spare parts at the GROB sites. This webshop is also linked to our new GROB website so that the customer can reach all media centrally via our homepage.

Click here to see the new website and all the great solutions they offer!

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Year in Review: Arrowhead High School Students Hard at Work on Hwacheon machines

Today, we highlight our blog from back on March 22, 2019 about our great partnership we have at Arrowhead High School.

Arrowhead High School students hard at work with their NEW Hwacheon machines.

Premier is proud to partner with the Arrowhead High School to provide NEW CNC Machines to their manufacturing program!

This gives the students a great opportunity to get first-hand knowledge of new machinery making the parts for their projects that they design.

The team of instructors (Jeff, Tom and Anthony) are doing a great job integrating these machines into the program to help get these young students excited about a possible career in manufacturing!

Go team Arrowhead!!!

Learn more about how we are helping get young people interested in the field of manufacturing from your Premier Machine Tool account manager

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Year in Review: The Awesome Double Column Machining Centers from SNK since 1958

Today we go back to our Blog post from January 18th discussing our great partners at SNK and their incredible Bridge Machines.

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.


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

Learn more about the SNK RB-M and all the SNK products from your Wisconsin partner for SNK products - Premier Machine Tool Midwest = Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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