An Arnold Publication- Serving the Western Metalworking Industry Since 1981
An Arnold Publication
CNC WEST is a west coast metalworking print magazine devoted to machinist and metalworking decision makers in machine shops and job shops on the west coast. The magazine features articles on cnc machining, machine shops and the west coast metal working industry. Please enjoy this months issue and if you would like to read previous issues you may do so by clicking here.
Current Issue of CNC WEST
QUALITY AND DELIVERY MAKE
THE DIFFERENCE AT P & J
P & J Machining Inc. was founded in the family’s garage by Paul Hogoboom Sr. in 1979. He was a machinist his whole life and was plant supervisor at Marine Iron Works in the port of Tacoma when he started working nights in his garage on an old Bridgeport type mill. “I started in the garage in 1979 with my dad at night” explains president/COO Paul Hogoboom Jr. “Before that I was building custom windows for Anderson Windows, but I’ve been with P & J ever since.” Click Here to read more...
Living in The Plastic Age
Angus-Campbell, Inc. has been in the manufacturing and distribution business since 1926. Incorporated in 1932 by founder, Angus Campbell the company thrives nearly 90 years later under the guidance of his grandson Stuart Campbell. Stuart is a third generation owner of Angus-Campbell, Inc. after being passed from father to son, and father to son again. Stuart’s dad Ken, started working for Angus after a stint in the Army and graduating college in 1944-45. Ken wasn’t a trained machinist, but a businessman, and worked with Angus until his passing in 1957. Stuart too has been involved in the family business since he was old enough to sweep floors and package parts. He worked weekends and afternoons through high school and college doing grunt work. He came to work full time in 1984 after graduating from New Mexico State University with a degree in business. “I never spent much time in the shop,” explains Stuart. “I can operate the machines, but I can’t set them up. My dad was better at it than I am, but neither of us could be constituted as shop guys.” Click Here to read more... Ab-so-lute
Absolute Turning and Machine’s story began on a high note many years before they opened their doors as a Swiss turning center. Success stories in the modern world don’t usually include the word piccolo in them, but to Absolute it is music to their ears. “ We used to make artist quality wooden piccolos in town,” describes Absolute’s co-founder Mike McCaul. “My wife worked there, I worked there, one of my sisters worked there and even my dad. There are more high dollar piccolos in the world than you would think.” From that relationship Mike’s dad, Ron, along with Roy Seaman, the piccolo factory owner, and one other formed a partnership and purchased a handful of CAM Swiss machines. Click Here to read more...
From the Publisher
The Show(s) Must Go On
Arnold Publications had booths at four different trade shows in the month of March. Two were for the machine tool industry and two were for the fishing/outdoor industry where we also have a magazine.
Tekpro Group, a Level 1 Distributor of Stratasys Fortus 3D Production Systems & Dimension 3D Printer equipment, today announced the addition of Triform Sheet Hydroforming Presses to its’ product lineup. Click Here to read more...