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Midwest Precision Adds Automated Turning Center to Increase Unattended “Lights Out” Manufacturing, Improve Process CPK, Shorten Lead Times, and Reduce Costs for Customers

New, automated equipment allows operations to be completed with a single set up providing customers with faster time to market.

Midwest Precision, a Tribus Aerospace Company, https://www.tribusaerospace.com/), recently announced the addition of a Mazak Quick Turn 200MY turning center to its Eastlake, Ohio facility.

Midwest Precision will now be able to combine automation expertise with the multi-tasking features designed into the 200MY. This combination of the main turning spindle and the rotary tool milling spindle allow for more operations to be competed with a single set-up, providing faster time to market for Midwest Precision’s military defense, energy, aerospace, and precision industrial customers.

“This latest investment in manufacturing technology helps Midwest improve process CPK, improve cross hole positioning, and maintain difficult-to-achieve finish turning tolerances” said Paul Ruley, General Manager for Midwest Precision.

The new Makino Mazak Quick Turn 200MY turning center is automated with “lights-out” performance. In addition to the automation, the new turning center features:

  • Axis Travels: X=9.00", Y=4.00", Z=23.63" W=21.76
  • Mazatrol CNC Control
  • Maximum Swing = 26.60”
  • Maximum Machining Diameter = 14.76”
  • Maximum Bar Work Capacity = 2.6”
  • Maximum Machining Length = 21.286”
  • Chuck Size = 8”
  • Maximum Speed = 6000 rpm
  • Motor Output = 36.0 hp
  • Number of Tools = 12

About Midwest Precision
Founded in 1953, Midwest Precision (formerly Midwest Screw Products), specializes in close tolerance CNC machining of all types of Stainless Steels, Nickel Alloys, Titanium, Aluminum, Steel and Brass in complex configurations.

Midwest Precision is a world-class manufacturer of precision machined components and assemblies for the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Fluid Power, and Industrial markets. As an AS9100D with ISO 9001:2015 standards manufacturer, Midwest Precision is also ITAR registered and DFARS compliant.

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About Tribus Aerospace

Tribus Aerospace is an aerospace, defense and industrial manufacturing company. The company produces components and assemblies for applications in turbine engines, motion control and flow control systems. In addition to Midwest Precision, the operations of Tribus Aerospace include: Precision Aerospace Corp., Precision Micro Mill Corporation and Advanced Machining & Tooling. For additional information, please visit http://www.tribusaerospace.com.

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