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Swiss Turning CenterFollowing the great success achieved from our most recent installation, Nolte Precise has invested in an additional Tsugami B0206-III Swiss Turning Center.

This new Tsugami technology has enabled our team to increase production capacity and expand our ability to meet customer demand. This investment is part of our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers with unsurpassed quality parts and on-time delivery. Nolte Precise is always in pursuit of ways to increase our operational ability and reduce production risks.

Part of the B0 series of Swiss Type Lathes, the B0206-III Tsugami system is designed to expand both capability and capacity, and is backed by extensive Tsugami testing and research.

The Tsugami B0206-III Swiss Turning Center includes important efficiency enhancing features including:

  • Enhanced 6-Axis Swiss Type Lathe  – designed for cost-efficiency to reduce end costs
  • Y2 Axis Added to Back Tool Post – enabling multiple back milling operations including HMC and VMC machines; simultaneous operation of the main and sub spindle
  • 21 Total Tool Positions – multiple rotary and fixed tool configurations: 2,3 or 4 spindle Cross Drill Option and Tooling
  • Back Milling Operations – Back slotting, back end milling, back cross drilling/tapping
  • 210 mm Stroke –  45 mm when used in chucker mode
  • Rapid Traverse Rate of 32 m/min – shortens idle and cycle times
  • Enriched NC Functions Standard – tool nose radius compensation, chamfering and corner rounding and cutoff detection, and more
  • Fanuc 32i-B CNC Control

Additional automation items to improve throughput and manufacturing costs include:

  • FMB Barfeeder
  • Firetrace Fire Suppression System
  • Turbo Micro Hinge Chip Conveyor
  • 2,000 PSI High Pressure Coolant System

This new installation is our sixth Tsugami machine, and will further enhance our ability to serve the needs of customers in all industries, and particularly manufacturers serving: Aerospace, Medical, Hydraulic, and Firearms.

To learn more about our equipment, capability, and capacity, contact us! We look forward to serving your manufacturing needs.

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Nolte Precise Precision Machining

As an experienced, equipped, and proven supplier of precision machined components, Nolte has partnered with a broad range of manufacturers to bring value to their operations. A great example of this is the case of a customer we have within the fire arms industry. This customer was experiencing significant throughput issues due to lack of manufacturing resources and capabilities. This inability to meet market demand was creating serious problems. Our team was able to suggest adjustments and improvements that would resolve these issues. Through the use of Nolte’s horizontal CNC machining services, our customer was able to eliminate their bottlenecks, creating an immediate solution and permanent process improvement. By sharing knowledge and resources in a partnership with Nolte, the manufacturer was able to: Read more »

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A decades long shift toward the four-year college track and away from education in skilled manufacturing trades has led to a serious deficit in human resources for a new generation of manufacturing companies that are trying to fill jobs. A recent article posted at The Hill online concerning this skills gap reports,

“Retirements and new growth mean 3.5 million new manufacturing jobs will need to be filled by 2025, said Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers. If present trends hold, as many as 2 million of those jobs are expected to go unfilled.”

Manufacturing industry leaders are recognizing this trend and pulling together to form organizations that will generate awareness of a new wealth of opportunity in manufacturing for individuals preparing to enter the workforce. Educational and training opportunities are being made available to prepare a new generation for careers that promise to offer security and competitive salaries in light of the talent shortage. Read more »

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When you choose to partner with a manufacturing supplier, you are essentially trusting that company to take control of a portion of your business. The supplier’s reliability, efficiency, and ability to deliver on time are all factors that could potentially help or harm your profitability. In addition to production concerns, and perhaps the most critical concern, is quality. In one way or another, you will ultimately be selling that supplier’s work as a part of your OEM product. That means your reputation depends on their reputation.

Quality Certification

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New Aluminum and Steel Tariffs Take Effect – How Will Your Supply Chain be Impacted?

 

On June 1, 2018, new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union (EU) went into effect. The tariff rates of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, have been imposed following recent national security investigations of steel and aluminum imports to the United States under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Department of Commerce determined earlier this year that imports of steel and aluminum threaten U.S. national security and recommended the imposition of tariffs.

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In order to increase production capacity and expand on our ability to meet customer demand, Nolte Precise has invested in a new Tsugami B0206-III Swiss Turning Center. This move to increase operational ability and reduce production risks is a direct reflection of our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers with unsurpassed quality parts and on-time delivery. Read more »

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precision machiningRising fuel costs and increasing concern for environmental issues make the energy industry one of today’s most dynamic and rapidly evolving industries. As innovation grows and new technologies are developed, the need for precision components in the energy sector is expanding. Companies that design and manufacture equipment for oil, natural gas, power generation, wind energy, and other alternative energy worksites are discovering the advantages of outsourcing their precision machined parts needs.

Energy industry manufacturers trust Nolte Precise for precision machined parts and assembled components that improve product quality. They rely on our team for excellent service, on-time delivery, and supply chain peace of mind. Equipped with the most advanced technology, we are able to supply a broad range of specialized parts and assembled components. We offer our energy industry clients the benefit of our project support services, machining expertise, and extension experience in producing close tolerance precision machined parts.

Outsourcing precision machining needs to Nolte had given energy manufacturers the advantages of reduced cost, time, and labor. Energy industry related projects we have worked on include components and assemblies for applications such as solar, oil, and gas drilling. Our recent and ongoing energy industry projects include work in Ohio and California.

As a fully capable precision machining partner, Nolte Precise welcomes the opportunity to meet more energy industry challenges everywhere.

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Defense manufacturers are looking toward outsourcing their precision machining needs to develop quality products efficiently and cost-effectively.Superior equipment and technology are essential in the U.S. defense industry. Defense manufacturers must produce dependable, high-performance equipment while keeping costs down. Increasingly defense manufacturers are looking toward outsourcing their precision machining needs in order to develop quality products efficiently and cost-effectively.

The team at Nolte serves many defense industry clients by producing the precision machined parts and assemblies they require. We offer our clients unsurpassed customer service and on-time delivery as well as the advantages of the latest technology, project support, and machining expertise to deliver close tolerance precision machined parts. Read more »

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Firearms machined parts and assembliesGrowing numbers of firearms industry manufacturers are relying on Nolte Precise for precision machined parts, with unsurpassed customer service and on-time delivery. Outsourcing the production of precision machined parts and assemblies can provide an effective way for firearms manufacturers to improve production efficiencies and reduce costs, while improving product quality.

Nolte customers in the firearms industry benefit from the latest technology, project support, and machining expertise. In addition to delivering the highest quality close tolerance precision machined parts we deliver the advantages of reduced cost, time, and labor. Our firearms manufacturing experience includes bolt carriers, breech bolts, cleaning kits, AR-15 rifles, operating rods, firing pins, pistol slides and bolt assemblies. Read more »

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Fluid power systems are used for effective power transmissions in a wide range of industrial and equipment applications. These systems include both hydraulic (liquid) and pneumatic (gas) designs. Hydraulics are most often used in processes that require heavy force, such as heavy load lifting and manipulation of high density/high strength materials such as rock or steel. Pneumatic systems are generally used for high-speed, redundant applications, including repetitive inline processes or pick and place operations. Electronic controls and sensors have been integrated into fluid power systems to make them faster, highly precise and efficient. This also enables them to be tied into process control systems. Read more »