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Fabricator's Toolroom Becomes Captive CNC Machine Shop

To most visitors to Ace Stamping, it becomes quickly obvious that the toolroom is much more than just that. The company transformed it from a utility space into a full-scale CNC machine area. The transformation has a profound and rapid impact on company’s business, and that part is not obvious to casual visitors. Although company changed its focus in scope of their work, the change was long in the making and important considerations were taken into account in advance. The transition, due to planning, went without major issues.

Key Takeaways:

  • Darin Sewall is an example of a long-time tool-maker and shop leader that chooses to mentor his staff by making himself available for questions.
  • Recently, Sewall’s business moved into the area of Computer Numerical Control Production.
  • Also recently, the acquisition of two Swiss-style lathes has a gone a ways towards transforming sister operations.

“However, new opportunity has made the contrast between the toolmaking and fabricating areas less stark, he says.”

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