Rightweighting Parts Leads to Maximum Performance

When machining a part, it stands to reason that optimizing the component’s size and weight within the design parameters of the system is an important step in maximizing efficiency and performance. We call this principle “rightweighting.” The aerospace industry, with its daily battles between power, lift and mass, was one of the first segments to…

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Stress Risers, Meet Abrasive Flow Machining

A while back, a client of ours had a problem with their fuel system components breaking under high pressure. That’s when Camcraft brought in abrasive flow technology. Michael Goldman, engineer at Camcraft, explains how abrasive flow machining works in this video. As discussed, the part has been in production for one year, and because of…

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Tool Time: Meet the Versatile, Proficient Camcraft Tool Room

In our industry, microns matter. That means tool quality is mission critical. Camcraft has invested heavily in our tool room staff and equipment to make the tools needed to deliver the high-end parts we are known for. Most tool rooms can provide basic repairs to tools and fixtures used in production, but often have to…

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How to Be the Best Plant You Can Be

Four years ago, Camcraft committed to developing a world class culture for continuous improvement. So when the official word came that Camcraft was a 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants winner, it was welcome validation that our hard work was paying off. When we started this journey we sought best practices from around the globe, but just…

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The Importance Of Cellular Manufacturing

What is cellular manufacturing, and why is it useful? Paul Lindsay, Vice President of Sales at Camcraft, explains in this new video. A traditional machine shop has departments. A material comes in and goes to Department A, then it sits around until someone comes around and brings it to Department B. There’s a better way,…

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