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Finding the right type of machine shop

Posted by IndustryNet on Monday, December 4, 2017

100000153machineshopRecent data collected by IndustryNet shows the U.S. is home to hundreds of thriving machine shops, ready to take on your company's next machining order. Sales in the industry topped $261 million in 2016, and employment inched up a half percent.

With so many types of machine shops out there, your search for the right partner should begin with the nature of the machine work that you require. IndustryNet has compiled some top machine shops in the U.S. that provide outstanding service for different types of machine work.

Precision machining

Whether you need a prototype for a new medical device or a large lot of items for the automotive or aircraft industry, JC Milling Co. in Machesney Park, Illinois can meet your needs. JC Milling also applies various protective coatings. Though it began in 1979 as a local machine shop, JC Milling now serves the entire U.S.

Contract machining

Focused primarily on the transportation industry, Tibor Machine Products, headquartered in Bridgeview, Illinois, produces knuckles, hydraulic cylinder components, rods, axles, shafts and many other parts.

With state-of-the-art CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) lathes, CNC Vertical and Horizontal Milling Centers and Spline Rolling, Tibor Machine has the equipment needed to fill your machining job. It also has on-site assembly and testing facilities to ensure that only the highest-quality machined product reaches your company.

Industry-specific machining

For over sixteen years, Alabama Machine Works has supported the poultry processing industry out of its facility in Crossville, Alabama. Alabama Machine Works machines wheels, trim boards, sprockets, wear strips, table tops, drums and a variety of other parts that support poultry processing.

It is capable of downloading customer electronic data directly into its system for increased precision in the final product. Most importantly, all of its materials are FDA-approved, making it a safe choice for food processing equipment.

Need-specific machining

Cedar Industries, Inc. in Waterloo, Iowa is the place to turn for custom machinery design. Cedar Industries helps you analyze your existing equipment, offers suggestions for improving its efficiency and works with you to design the custom equipment that will best suit your mission. Cedar Industries specializes in equipment for industrial assembly, metal removal and packaging.

Heavy equipment machining

The Denver Machine Shop rebuilds and repairs heavy equipment primarily for the mining, power generation, oil and gas, construction and manufacturing industries.

Located in Henderson, Colorado, the Denver Machine Shop offers ancillary supplies as well, including Hardox wear plates, rubber liners, ceramics, and manganese steel. It also provides custom machine repairs and pump gear box and motor rebuilds.

General machining

The Burns Machine Company in Ottawa, Illinois has been a family owned and operated company since its founding in 1917.

Burns Machine can create replacement parts for equipment in industries as varied as heavy equipment, food processing, printing, glass and several other industries. Turning, milling, welding and grinding are only a few of the services Burns Machine provides.

Mountain View Machine and Welding in Logan, Utah operates a 26,000 square foot facility housing CNC mills and lathes, heat-treating equipment, manual mills and lathes, flow water jet capabilities, an optical comparator, CMM and prototyping capabilities.

Mountain View Machine literally had one customer request a prototype from a drawing completed on a napkin. If they can successfully fulfill that order, they can easily meet your general machining needs as well.

JBMS, Inc., db Jenne Machine Shop in Lyndonville, Vermont is another excellent option for general machining. In operation since 1968, JBMS specializes in small part and component manufacturing, with a full range of CNC and manual turning and milling capabilities. The company machines stainless steel, aluminum, standard carbon and plastics.

For more information

The company examples listed here are just a few of the hundreds of machine shops listed on IndustryNet. Whether you are trying to obtain a quote or are searching for accurate information on potential partners and providers in machine shops (and beyond), starting your free search on IndustryNet will help you get your project moving forward.

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