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Top precision milling and turning companies in the US

Posted by IndustryNet on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

100000309machinist2Milling and turning machine operations are both categorized as a subtractive process. The material is removed from an object in order to create a different shape, with the difference between the two processes being how the material is removed.

When it comes to producing parts quickly with high precision, the importance of milling and turning machines cannot be understated. Utilizing the right machine, a cube can be turned into a sphere, a disc into a ring and a block of metal into an engine block.

The current size of the milling and turning market is 145 companies employing a total of 2,593 people. All companies in this space are privately owned and overwhelmingly distribute domestically. The rapid reshoring of various industries has given these companies an economic shot in the arm.

Advances in technology continue to increase the versatility of the field. Innovations like passive/dynamic vibration damping can reduce wear on machines and improve efficiency. Below are 11 of the largest milling and turning machine companies in the United States.

Cobalt Enterprises LLC

The largest company in this review is Cobalt Enterprises LLC. Based in Lake Stevens, Washington, this company started in a garage with two CNC machines. For the next 12 years, they saw growth of 34 percent annually and now provide jobs for 210 employees.

Producing the majority of their parts for the aerospace, hydraulic hose and defense industry, they also work with less common industries. An example is a startup company named VICIS, which is developing a new type of football helmet designed to reduce the risk of concussions.

Nemcomed FW LLC

Nemcomed FW LLC. is located in Warsaw, Indiana. As part of the Avalign Technologies group, Nemcomed FW LLC. uses their state-of-the-art CNC, Swiss turning and robotic automation machines to produce medical cutting tools.

Doctors, surgeons and patients can rest assured that every tool produced by this company is subject to rigorous and comprehensive inspections at every stage of the process to ensure that the highest quality is maintained.

Precise Tool & Manufacturing Inc.

Precise Tool & Manufacturing Inc. boasts over 200,000 square feet of space in their Rochester, New York, facility. They are able to work with massive objects, some up to 40 feet in length and at weights of 120,000 pounds.

With these capabilities, creating such essential hardware as flywheels, compressor assemblies, housings and cylinders.

Clark Mfg.machinist_elderly

Clark Mfg. creates components for industries as varied as food processing and electronics. Embracing nearly all materials including alloys, brass, steel and engineered plastics, Clark Mfg. serves the Traverse City, Michigan, community by employing 90 individuals and serves the nation by delivering precision machined components rapidly and efficiently.

Winslow Automatics Inc.

Winslow Automatics Inc. started with a single contract to produce an airframe fastener. Six decades later, they have grown from a 3,000 square foot facility to 75,000 square feet, and from a single fastener type to parts for jet engines and the Space Shuttle.

Easily accessible from several major highways in New Britain, Connecticut, just southwest of Hartford, Winslow Automatics Inc. has received awards for quality from both Pratt & Whitney and the United States Air Force.

Suburban Mfg. Company

Suburban Mfg. Company may specialize in production metal and precision CNC machining. But for the last nine years, they have also been helping to grow the next generation of skilled machinists with a four-year apprenticeship program.

During the day, students work at the Eastlake, Ohio, facility learning the art and science of operating turning and milling machines. After work, Suburban Mfg. pays for the students to attend Lakeland Community College.

Apprentices get a total of 8,000 hours of experience and four years of college by the time they complete the program.

Fitzpatrick Manufacturing Company

Another company investing in the education of its employees is Fitzpatrick Manufacturing Company. Their 85 employees have access to an on-site classroom and receive an average of 700 hours of educational instruction per year.

Located a short drive north of Detroit in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the company also reimburses employees for outside educational pursuits and offers an apprenticeship program as well.

Tibor Machine Products Inc.

With over 90 different machines and the capability to produce runs of over 300,000 pieces, Tibor Machine Products Inc. in Bridgeview, Illinois, is a leader in the contract machining industry. Manufacturing everything from brake drums to hydraulic cylinders, this company has over 40 years of experience in the field.

South Bay Solutions Inc.

South Bay Solutions Inc. offers solutions for various industries including semiconductor, automotive, oil and gas, medical, solar and defense. Situated just across the bay from Silicon Valley in Fremont, California, South Bay Solutions is uniquely situated to work with new and exciting companies that are part of the startup boom.

precision_machiningSuperior Technology Inc.

Superior Technology Inc. began as a small shop occupying a rented space in downtown Rochester, New York. Over the years it has grown to its current size of 81,000 square feet, including a loading bay and large parts machining area.

With dozens of computer-controlled milling and turning machines, this company also provides value-added services such as gear cutting, heat treating, dynamic balancing, deburring and material testing.

Trio Mfg. Inc.

Trio Mfg. Inc. keeps an eye to the sky with major customers in the aerospace and defense industries. Based about a mile south of Los Angeles International Airport in the city of El Segundo, the region has a rich history of aviation manufacturing.

This company continues the tradition by providing high precision components for industry giants such as Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Northrup Grumman and Lockheed Martin.

Now that you've seen the versatility provided by American precision milling and turning machine companies, we invite you to search IndustryNet to find one that fits your needs. IndustryNet tirelessly researches and verifies critical information on 400,000 manufacturers. The marketplace is free to use, and there are is no signup or email required. Let us turn you in the right direction.


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